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2016: year of corporate tax reform and fiscal transparency, Moscovici tells MEPs

TAX2 ECON 12-01-2016 - 11:09

2016 should be the year of corporate tax reform and fiscal transparency, tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told MEPs from the Special Committee on Tax Rulings and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee at a hearing on Monday evening. “We have a serious problem with tax avoidance and lack of transparency. Too many people have looked the other way”, Mr Moscovici said. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Commission should speed up and expand Google competition investigation, MEPs say

ECON 07-12-2015 - 18:57

The EU Commission should investigate why Google offers its “Android” operating system only in conjunction with other Google services and also why manufacturers allegedly may not pre-install rival products; MEPs say in a response to the Commission’s annual competition report for 2014. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Economic affairs MEPs ask EU Commission to table corporate tax measures

ECON 01-12-2015 - 11:14

The EU Commission is asked to table measures to improve corporate tax transparency, coordination and EU-wide policy convergence in legislative recommendations voted by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. These recommendations build on the work of Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings, set up in the wake of the “Luxleaks” revelations, whose recommendations were approved at the 26 November plenary session. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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ECB ready to do more if inflation outlook weakens, Draghi tells MEPs

ECON 12-11-2015 - 14:05

The EU economy is showing resilience in the face of external circumstances, but the European Central Bank’s March inflation forecast was too positive, ECB President Mario Draghi admitted to MEPs on Thursday. This regular “monetary dialogue” meeting with the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee focused on the Eurozone economic outlook and the ECB's role in macro-economic adjustment programmes. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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MEPs to discuss financial assistance to Greece with Jeroen Dijsselbloem

ECON 09-11-2015 - 16:44

The economic and monetary committee will debate the macroeconomic adjustment programme for Greece with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup president and chair of the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), and Klaus Regling, the ESM managing director, on Tuesday at 17.00. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Mandatory exchange of tax rulings proposal: a "missed opportunity” say MEPs

TAXE ECON 13-10-2015 - 18:24

The EU Commission proposal to make it mandatory for EU member states to exchange information on their tax rulings received only a lukewarm welcome in Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. However, the report by Markus Ferber (EPP, DE), voicing dismay at the directive’s limited scope and late entry into force, has already been overtaken by last week's ECOFIN Council deal, which watered down the Commission proposal even further. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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"We will not hesitate to act if inflation outlook weakens", Draghi tells MEPs

ECON 23-09-2015 - 18:25

ECB President Mario Draghi painted a somewhat downbeat picture of economic developments in the Eurozone but assured Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs that the ECB "will not hesitate to act if some of the downward risks weaken the inflation outlook over the mid-term more fundamentally than we project at present". He hinted at the possibility of adjusting the size, composition and duration of the ECB’s asset purchase programme, to add monetary policy impetus if necessary. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Juncker to MEPs on current corporate tax rules: "We should create some order!"

ECON TAXE 17-09-2015 - 16:36

"The current system of corporate tax rules is unfit for purpose and unjust. Some companies are losing out, whereas others win by hiding behind a variety of national rules", Commission President Jean Claude Juncker told MEPs at a joint meeting of the committees for Tax Rulings and for Economic and Monetary Affairs on Thursday. "We need a better insight into how multinational companies behave and how they make use of the differences between countries. Then we should create some order!", he added. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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"This is the Parliament for the Eurozone", Mr Moscovici tells MEPs

ECON 15-09-2015 - 14:40

The European Parliament should play a greater role in Eurozone governance, said Commissioner Pierre Moscovici in a debate with Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday. Economic and monetary union calls for democratic deepening, he added, stressing that "This is not something that can wait. We need more regular exchanges with the Parliament. The European Parliament is the Parliament of the Eurozone and we want to give this political impetus." (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Economic and Monetary Affairs MEPs debate Euro Summit deal with Greece

ECON 16-07-2015 - 13:26

The rescue package for Greece agreed at the 12-13 July Eurozone Summit on Greece was debated in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Thursday. Members gave their views on the deal struck by Greece and its creditors, the functioning of the Eurozone, the role played by the European Parliament and on Parliament’s future involvement in monitoring the implementation of the agreement. (Przeczytaj więcej)