Komunikaty prasowe


Ms Vestager to Irish MEPs: “no question about your 12,5% corporate tax rate"

ECON 10-10-2016 - 16:47

“We have no problem with the 12,5% corporate tax rate in Ireland”, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Irish Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee members in a hearing on competition policy on Monday. “But we want to be sure that tax rulings are not being used to grant selective advantages to companies through the backdoor”, she added, referring to the illegal tax ruling that resulted in a minimal tax bill for the American multinational. (Przeczytaj więcej)


Suspending EU funds for Spain and Portugal would be counterproductive, warn MEPs

ECON REGI 04-10-2016 - 10:55

Suspending EU structural funding for Spain and Portugal would be counter-productive, because it would harm their most vulnerable citizens and regions, a vast majority of MEPs warned the EU Commission at a “structured dialogue” hearing yesterday. The suspension had been proposed under EU Stability and Growth Pact rules, because Spain and Portugal had run up excessive deficits. (Przeczytaj więcej)


Euro area economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs

ECON 26-09-2016 - 18:36

The recovery in the euro area is expected to continue at a moderate and steady pace, but slower than envisaged in June due to a lower foreign demand outlook, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee members on Monday. On the positive side, he said that the euro area economy showed resilience to global and political uncertainty, notably following the UK referendum outcome. (Przeczytaj więcej)


ECON committee unanimously rejects Commission’s investor protection proposals

ECON 01-09-2016 - 15:15

Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Committee rejected as “misleading” and flawed, proposals aimed at providing greater protection to consumers buying packaged financial products, and unanimously voted to send the proposals back to the European Commission for revision. (Przeczytaj więcej)


Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in committee


The priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Slovak ministers at a series of meetings taking place in July, August and September. (Przeczytaj więcej)


MEPs and Euro group ministers debate path to a Euro zone budget

ECON BUDG 11-07-2016 - 15:11

Members of Parliament’s Budgets and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees debated the need for a euro area budget with finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Netherlands, also Euro Group President), Michel Sapin (France), Pier Carlo Padoan (Italy), Pierre Gramegna (Luxembourg), Peter Kažimír (Slovakia), Edward Scicluna (Malta) and Euclid Tsakalotos (Greece) on Monday evening. (Przeczytaj więcej)


Dombrovskis in a position to assume Financial Stability, Capital Markets Union

ECON 07-07-2016 - 14:23

Following a hearing at the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON Committee), a large majority of ECON Coordinators were satisfied that Vice-President Dombrovskis is in a position to assume the portfolio that is transferred to him and look forward to a strong leadership in a key file for the stability of the EU and the prosperity of EU citizens. (Przeczytaj więcej)


ECB ready for contingencies following UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs

ECON 21-06-2016 - 19:05

The European Central Bank is ready for all contingencies following the UK’s EU referendum, said ECB President Mario Draghi in his second monetary dialogue this year with the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Mr Draghi declined to speculate on a possible outcome of the vote, but admitted that "it is difficult to foresee the various dimensions of the vote on the markets and the euro area economies.” (Przeczytaj więcej)


Dijsselbloem: concerns about flexible application Stability & Growth Pact rules

ECON 14-06-2016 - 13:08

Dutch finance minister and ECOFIN Chair Jeroen Dijsselbloem worries that the way in which the EU Commission applies Stability and Growth Pact rules may not be entirely objective, he told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday. At a meeting reviewing the Dutch Presidency of the Council of Economy and Finance Ministers, he said he hoped that on Friday 17 June they would agree a road map for completing the Banking Union with a European Deposit Guarantee Scheme (EDIS). (Przeczytaj więcej)


Anti-tax avoidance: close tax gap with low-tax third countries, say MEPs

ECON 24-05-2016 - 14:42

The European Commission's proposal for an EU anti-tax avoidance directive was welcomed by Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in a resolution voted on Tuesday. MEPs nonetheless advocated stricter limits on deductions for interest payments and an effective corporate tax rate of 15%. (Przeczytaj więcej)