Komunikaty prasowe

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Country-specific recommendations need national owners and social partners

ECON EMPL 23-06-2015 - 17:56

The EU’s country-specific recommendations (CSRs) on economic policy should aim more at boosting growth and jobs and EU countries should feel that they “own” them. Moreover, the social partners must be involved in the process too, said MEPs in Tuesday’s debate with Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioners Marianne Thyssen and Pierre Moscovici. The event was jointly organised by the Economic and Monetary Affairs and Employment and Social Affairs committees. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Euro area economic governance: "Let's make things better", MEPs say

ECON 16-06-2015 - 17:10

Today’s economic governance rules for the euro area are not working as well as they should. This is because they are too complex, lack ownership and are not consistently enforced, say Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. This draft text, which assesses the record of the economic governance architecture so far and recommends improvements, will become Parliament’s input to the 25 June European Council. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Capital Markets Union: more investment across the EU and more funds for SMEs

ECON 16-06-2015 - 13:42

The Capital Markets Union (CMU) should boost the efficient allocation of savings to fund businesses, protect cross-border investors and create a new channel to finance the real economy, said economic and monetary MEPs in a resolution on Tuesday. They want CMU building blocks such as diverse investment choices, risk mitigation and clear investment information across the EU to be in place by 2018 to complement bank financing (Przeczytaj więcej)

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"Ball now in Greek camp" Mario Draghi tells economic and monetary affairs MEPs

ECON 15-06-2015 - 18:40

The European Central Bank is doing all it can to facilitate a successful outcome of the ongoing talks with Greece, ECB President Mario Draghi assured Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Monday. But he also made it crystal clear that ultimately, disbursing any further financial assistance to Greece is "a political decision that will have to be taken by elected policymakers, not by central bankers". (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Juncker plan: MEPs and ministers strike informal deal to bridge investment gap

ECON BUDG 28-05-2015 - 11:38

A deal struck by MEPs and Council of Ministers negotiators in the small hours of Thursday morning means the architecture of the Juncker plan to unlock €315 billion public and private investments in the real economy in 2015-2017 can now be put to a European Parliament vote on 24 June and the investment programme can kick off in the summer. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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French finance minister Michel Sapin rejects "clichés about France"

ECON 07-05-2015 - 12:53

"Even though there is some truth in them, France is the victim of clichés", French Finance Minister Michel Sapin told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in an “economic dialogue” meeting at the European Parliament on Thursday morning. Despite what is often said and written, “France is reforming, but reforms require careful negotiation and have to be phased in gently so as to last and avoid social conflict", he added. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Updating payment service rules: MEPs do deal with the Council

ECON 05-05-2015 - 18:31

EU rules on payment services would be updated to improve security, widen consumer choice and keep pace with innovation under an informal deal struck by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Tuesday. The updated rules aim to stimulate competition to provide payment services and foster innovative payment methods, especially for online payment services. They still need to be endorsed by Parliament as a whole and the Council. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Parliament, Council start negotiations on investment fund

BUDG ECON 23-04-2015 - 14:01

Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council opened negotiations on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) on Wednesday. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Strategic Investment Fund: committees back Juncker Plan, but not programme cuts

ECON BUDG 20-04-2015 - 18:14

A negotiating brief on the “Juncker” plan for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to guarantee growth and job-creating investment was backed by the Budgets and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees on Monday evening. But MEPs contested plans to feed the fund from the EU research and transport investment budgets, and called for more parliamentary control over its leadership and goals. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Commission's economic decision making needs to become more neutral, say MEPs

ECON 14-04-2015 - 15:29

The European Commission’s economic decision-making needs to become more neutral, MEPs said in an Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee debate with Commission Vice-President for the euro Valdis Dombrovskis and Economic and Financial affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Tuesday. MEPs also voiced concern about the low implementation of the Commission’s country-specific recommendations and asked what it would do about high current account surpluses in Germany and other exporting countries. (Przeczytaj więcej)