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November 2014

► The next ECON Committee meetings:   
  Monday, 1 December from 15:00-18:30
  Tuesday, 2 December from 09:00-12:30 and 15:00-18:30
 
Latest study and briefings:
 
► Reports voted in ECON (provisional versions)
In order to increase the public awareness of the reports and final texts voted in ECON, provisional versions are available to the public in Reports voted in ECON / final texts agreed with Council until the on-line publication in Documents : Reports or in Plenary.

   
 
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Vote on the appointment of the Chair, Vice-Chair and Members of the Board of the SRB

On Monday 15 December, the ECON committee will vote whether or not to approve the Commission's proposals for the members of the Board of the Single Resolution Mechanism for banks in the eurozone and other participating countries. The Board will be responsible for resolving failing banks, using the tools provided and avoiding taxpayer  bailouts. The Commission proposed 6 names on 5 December after a thorough selection process, during which shortlists of candidates for these positions were sent to the European Parliament. The ECON committee heard all of the six candidates proposed by the Commission in public session on 8 and 9 December. If the committee votes to approve the candidates proposed by the Commission, the proposal will be put to the plenary immediately afterwards.
 
Monday, 15 December, from19:30 - 20:00, room WIC 200 in Strasbourg

   
European Investment Bank – Annual Report 20013

The Draft Initiative Report on the European Investment Bank activity will be presented in ECON by the Rapporteur Ernest Urtasun. This annual exercise of democratic scrutiny will focus on the main activity of the EIB, including special initiatives such as the Project Bonds and the Programme for the SMEs. The ECON debate will cover the economic, social and environmental impact on the EIB financing activity both in the EU and in third countries. Special attention will also be paid to the effect of the recent increase of capital of the EIB and to the role that the Bank will play within the new Investment plan launched by the EC President.
 
Monday, 8 December, from 15:40 - 16:20, room JAN 4Q2 
 

   
Economic Dialogue and exchange of views on the AGS and the Alert Mechanism Report

ECON and EMPL held a Joint Economic Dialogue and exchange of views on the Annual Growth Survey 2015 (AGS) with Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, and Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, on Tuesday 2 December in Brussels. This meeting provided an opportunity for Members to ask questions on the AGS which has been published on 13 November, a document that takes stock of 2014 and outlines the economic policy priorities at the EU level for 2015.
 
 

   
Economic Dialogue and exchange of views with Commissioner P. Moscovici

On 1 December ECON held an Economic Dialogue and exchange of views with Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, in order to discuss
• Commission's opinion on the Draft Budgetary Plans of euro area member states
• review of the 6/2 Packs regulations
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
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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.

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.

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.

ECON 02-12-2014 - 15:05  

Commissioner Pierre Moscovici was asked to account for the European Commission’s decision to give France, Italy and Belgium more time to hit Eurozone budgetary targets by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday. MEPs urged that budget plan deadlines should be met and that criteria for applying rules more flexibly to some EU member states than others should be clear and detailed.

ECON 27-11-2014 - 09:46  

A negotiating team led by Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) struck a political deal with the Council and the Commission on European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) on Wednesday evening. These funds should boost non-bank financing for projects that deliver infrastructure, intellectual property or research results which benefit the real economy and society.

ECON 17-11-2014 - 19:52  

The European Central Bank will take unconventional monetary measures if the economic situation in the euro area requires them, ECB President Mario Draghi reiterated to economic and monetary affairs MEPs on Monday. As the Banking Union takes shape, risks could migrate from banks to the non-banking sector, he warned. Also, speaking as chair of the Systemic Risk Board, he added that there is "a vast scope for more coordination of sanctions against banks between the US and Europe".

Competências
 
Esta comissão tem competência em matéria de:
1. políticas económicas e monetárias da União, funcionamento da União Económica e Monetária e sistema monetário e financeiro europeu, incluindo as relações com as instituições ou organizações relevantes;
2. livre circulação de capitais e de pagamentos (pagamentos transfronteiriços, espaço único de pagamentos, balança de pagamentos, movimentos de capitais e políticas de contração e concessão de empréstimos, controlo dos movimentos de capitais originários de países terceiros, medidas de incentivo à exportação de capitais da União);
3. sistema monetário e financeiro internacional, incluindo as relações com as instituições e organizações financeiras e monetárias;
4. regras relativas à concorrência e aos auxílios estatais ou públicos;
5. disposições fiscais;
6. regulamentação e supervisão dos serviços, instituições e mercados financeiros, incluindo informações financeiras, auditorias, regras de contabilidade, direção das sociedades e outros assuntos referentes ao direito das sociedades especificamente do domínio dos serviços financeiros;
7. atividades financeiras do Banco Europeu de Investimento que se inserem no âmbito da governação económica europeia na área do euro.
 
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PALAVRAS DE BOAS-VINDAS
 
 

Desejo-lhe as boas-vindas à Comissão dos Assuntos Económicos e Monetários (ECON). A comissão é responsável pela União Económica e Monetária (UEM), pela regulamentação dos serviços financeiros, pela livre circulação de capitais e de pagamentos, pelas políticas relativas à fiscalidade e à concorrência e pelo sistema financeiro internacional.
A 7.ª legislatura foi marcada pela mais grave crise económica, financeira e social dos últimos tempos. A Comissão ECON desempenhou um papel decisivo na adoção de legislação em resposta à crise, tendo sido confrontada com um acréscimo do volume de trabalho a nível das atividades de controlo e de elaboração de relatórios. Por conseguinte, o Parlamento decidiu aumentar de 50 para 61 o número de membros da comissão.
Neste momento, o crescimento e o emprego são a nossa principal prioridade. A estabilidade, a promoção do investimento, as reformas e a coesão social são aspetos que têm de se reforçar mutuamente. A Comissão ECON promoverá um debate sério sobre estas questões.
Estou convicto de que temos agora de avançar no sentido de uma UEM genuína, com uma governação económica eficaz, que deverá responder perante o Parlamento.
Necessitamos de concluir legislação importante que diga respeito à reforma do setor bancário bem como aos crimes relacionados com as atividades financeiras e que promova o investimento em projetos relacionados com o crescimento a longo prazo.
Temos também de assegurar que o novo quadro regulamentar seja adequadamente aplicado e revisto e, além disso, acompanharemos de perto a Comissão e as Autoridades Europeias de Supervisão. Um mercado de capitais que esteja bem regulamentado e que funcione corretamente é essencial para o crescimento.
Por fim, a comissão unir-se-á aos esforços empreendidos no reforço da legitimidade democrática com base no método comunitário. A UEM, para ser profunda e genuína, tem de ser democrática. Por conseguinte, a comissão reforçará a sua cooperação com os parlamentos nacionais.