Le priorità della Presidenza italiana saranno presentate nelle diverse commissioni parlamentari dai ministri italiani il 2 e il 3 settembre, a seguito di una di una prima serie di riunioni tenutesi il 22 e 23 luglio. Il presente testo sarà aggiornato alla fine di ogni riunione di commissione.
Economic recovery is losing momentum; European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Monday, citing slowing growth in the second quarter and less than encouraging economic indicators in the summer. "The weak credit curb, high unemployment, political and geopolitical tensions could work against the necessary confidence the ECB is trying to build", he explained.
Fiscal measures, such as shifting taxation away from labour, should play a bigger role in combating the crisis, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Thursday. But flexibility in implementing the Stability and Growth Pact pact is also needed, because this pact is “the anchor for confidence and it would be self-defeating to break it", he underlined.