Komunikaty prasowe

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Money Market Funds: breakthrough agreement between MEPs and Slovak Presidency

ECON 16-11-2016 - 10:16

An agreement on the EU money market funds regulation has been struck by the European Parliament, Council and Commission, after lengthy negotiations, more than three years after the Commission published the original proposal. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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MEPs say no to suspending EU structural funds for Spain and Portugal

ECON REGI 08-11-2016 - 19:31

EU structural funding for Spain and Portugal should not be suspended, as this would only undermine investment, harm their economies and alienate their citizens from the EU project, MEPs agreed with Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos and Portuguese finance minister Mário Centeno at a joint meeting of the Regional Development and Economic Affairs committees on Tuesday. (Przeczytaj więcej)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in committee

DEVE INTA AFET ECON JURI CULT ENVI IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 01-09-2016 - 12:26

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)