Komunikaty prasowe

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Alain Lamassoure elected chair of Special Committee on Tax Rulings

ECON 26-02-2015 - 10:33

Parliament’s newly-established Special Committee on Tax Rulings elected Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) as its chair at its constituent meeting on Thursday morning. As vice-chairs, the committee elected Bernd Lucke (ECR, DE), Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL, PT) and Eva Joly (Greens/EFA, FR). Rapporteurs will be appointed on 9 March. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Eurogroup President cautiously optimistic on euro zone economy and Greek reforms

ECON 24-02-2015 - 14:20

The state of play in Eurogroup talks with Greece dominated the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee’s regular debate with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Tuesday morning. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Capping card payment fees: economic affairs MEPs back deal with Council

ECON 27-01-2015 - 15:53

The fees that banks charge retailers for processing shoppers’ payments would be capped under draft EU rules endorsed by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in a vote on Tuesday. The vote confirms an informal deal struck with the Council in December. The cap would apply to both cross-border and domestic card-based payments and should cut costs for card users. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Money laundering: company owner lists to fight tax crime and terrorist financing

ECON LIBE 27-01-2015 - 15:30

The ultimate owners of companies will have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, open both to the authorities and to people with a "legitimate interest", such as journalists, under a Parliament/Council deal endorsed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs and Civil Liberties committees on Tuesday. The new anti-money laundering directive aims to help to fight money laundering, tax crimes and terrorist financing. New rules to make it easier to trace transfers of funds were also approved. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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“Solidarity should not replace necessary decisions”, Schäuble tells MEPs

ECON 27-01-2015 - 13:40

EU solidarity should not replace decisions that must be taken in countries suffering economic difficulties, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in Tuesday’s special debate on the review of the economic governance framework. His Italian colleague Pier Carlo Paduan, vehemently rejected criticism of measures to bring down Italy’s deficit and stressed the need to better coordinate reform policies. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Juncker Plan will create 1.3 million jobs, Katainen tells economic affairs MEPs

ECON 26-01-2015 - 18:06

The European Commission calculates that the Juncker Plan for a European Strategic Investments Fund will create 1.3 million jobs, said Commissioner for Growth and Jobs Jyrki Katainen in a debate with Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Monday. If projects incur losses, the public share of their funding will take the first blow. "That's why they are interesting for private investors", he said. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Latvian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees

AFET DEVE INTA ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE FEMM ENVI EMPL IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 22-01-2015 - 14:32

The priorities of Latvia’s EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Latvian ministers in a series of meetings to be held during the last two weeks of January. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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MEPs secure deal to cap card payment fees

ECON 17-12-2014 - 19:02

The fees that banks charge retailers to process shoppers’ payments should be capped under uniform rules across in the EU following a deal struck by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and Council negotiators on Wednesday. The cap would apply to both cross-border and domestic card-based payments and should result in lower costs for consumers. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Money laundering: Parliament and Council negotiators agree on central registers

LIBE ECON 17-12-2014 - 09:47

The ultimate owners of companies would have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, accessible to people with a "legitimate interest", such as investigative journalists and other concerned citizens, under a deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on a draft EU anti-money laundering directive on Tuesday. The rules would also require banks, auditors, lawyers, real estate agents and casinos, among others, to be more vigilant about suspicious transactions made by their clients. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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Banking Union: MEPs quiz Single Resolution Board candidates

ECON 08-12-2014 - 18:42

Candidate Chair of the EU Single Resolution Board (SRB) Ms Elke König (DE), was quizzed by Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee at a public hearing on Monday. Ms König and five other candidates for Board positions were nominated by the European Commission on Friday 5 December. (Przeczytaj więcej)