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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)

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OECD: "Don't let legal dentists take the teeth from the transparency package"

TAXE ECON 31-03-2015 - 15:18

The recent Commission proposal for automatic exchange of tax rulings is "a revolutionary step towards international transparency on taxation and the fight against base erosion and profit shifting. It will change the way the world economy works for the better", said the Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurria in a discussion with members of the committees for Tax Rulings and Economic and Monetary Affairs on Tuesday morning. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Economic affairs MEPs target conflicts of interest in benchmark setting

ECON 31-03-2015 - 12:10

A draft EU law to make the benchmarks used to price EU citizens’ mortgages, loans and bonds more trustworthy was backed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The text (lead MEP Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, ALDE, NL) aims to clean up the benchmark-setting process, by curbing conflicts of interest like those that led to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) rigging scandals of recent years. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Moscovici: "Corporate profits should be taxed where value is created"

ECON TAXE 30-03-2015 - 18:35

What guarantee is there that the Commission proposal for automatic exchange of information on tax rulings will work, given that the existing directive is a failure? How does the Commission's work on taxation relate to the work on taxation in the OECD? And should multinationals be obliged to report on a country-by-country basis in order to increase tax transparency? (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Greece should resume policy dialogue and agree on reforms, Draghi tells MEPs

ECON 23-03-2015 - 18:49

The European Central Bank’s expanded asset purchase programme, better known as “quantitative easing” (QE), is starting to make headway across the EU, ECB President Mario Draghi told Economic and Monetary Committee MEPs on Monday. Mr Draghi also reported on the tough negotiations with Greece and outlined what it would take for the ECB to reinstate the waiver for buying Greek state bonds on the secondary market, so as to enable QE to benefit Greece, too. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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EP must have bigger role in new investment fund, say budget and economics MEPs

BUDG ECON 12-03-2015 - 10:32

Parliament should have a bigger role in supervising the operations of the new European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), in selecting its top officials and in the decisions on how to feed the guarantee fund, says the draft report by the budgets and the economic and monetary affairs committees, presented and discussed on Thursday in Strasbourg. (Przeczytaj więcej)