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Insolvens: Fornuftige virksomheder fortjener en chance til

Plenarmøde Retlige og indre anliggender / Økonomiske og monetære anliggender22-05-2015 - 10:04
Insolvens er, når en person eller virksomhed ikke kan betale sine regninger, og dermed risikerer likvidation for at betale gælden.  

Hvert år mister 1.7 mio. mennesker i EU deres arbejde pga. insolvens. Insolvens er, når en person eller virksomhed ikke kan betale sine regninger, og dermed risikerer likvidation for at betale gælden. 400.000 jobs er på spil i de sager, som involverer mere end ét medlemsland. MEP’erne godkendte onsdag nye regler på området. (Læs mere: Insolvens: Fornuftige virksomheder fortjener en chance til )

 

Skrappere regler mod hvidvask af penge

Plenarmøde Retlige og indre anliggender / Økonomiske og monetære anliggender20-05-2015 - 12:25
Money Laundry  

De reelle ejere af virksomheder skal opføres i centrale registre, som skal være tilgængelige for både myndigheder og personer med en "legitim interesse" i dem, som fx graverjournalister, siger en aftale mellem Rådet og Parlamentet, endeligt godkendt af Parlamentet onsdag. Det nye direktiv til bekæmpelse af hvidvaskning af penge har til formål at intensivere indsatsen mod skattesnyd og terrorfinansiering. Parlamentet godkendte også nye regler, der vil gøre det lettere at spore pengeoverførsler. (Læs mere: Skrappere regler mod hvidvask af penge )

 
TAXE hearing: discussion with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. In the photo journalist Edouard Perrin takes the floor  

"Whistleblowers should receive protection when they reveal behaviour that goes against the public interest and not only when they reveal illegal activities. There should also be more openness about tax rulings and similar arrangements and countries which defraud other countries should be sanctioned", suggested Richard Brooks of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in a hearing with Parliament's Special Tax Rulings Committee on Monday. (Read more: Tax: warm welcome for whistleblowers and investigative journalists )

 

ISDS-debat med Udvalget for International Handel og EU-kommissær Malmström

Andet Økonomiske og monetære anliggender08-05-2015 - 12:52
Kommissær Malmström mødtes med INTA for at diskutere TTIP/ISDS. Hvordan beskytter vi investorer bedst muligt?  

Hvordan løser man bedst stridigheder mellem udenlandske investorer og medlemslande? Det kaldes ISDS, og er noget af det, der bliver diskuteret transatlantiske investeringspartnerskab (TTIP) mellem EU og USA. Udvalget for International Handel mødtes onsdag d. 6. maj med EU-kommissær Cecilia Malmström. Formand Bernd Lange beskrev kommissærens nye forslag som ”et skridt i den rigtige retning”, men tilføjede, at ”det stadig ikke er tilstrækkelig til at genskabe tilliden fra offentligheden.” (Læs mere: ISDS-debat med Udvalget for International Handel og EU-kommissær Malmström )

 

Sort arbejde: Hvad kan EU gøre?

Andet Økonomiske og monetære anliggender / Beskæftigelsespolitik07-05-2015 - 17:26
 

I dag stemte Beskæftigelsesudvalget for en betænkning om Europa-Kommissionens forslag, der skal etablere en europæisk platform, som skal styrke medlemslandenes samarbejde i kampen mod sort arbejde. Sort arbejde undergraver arbejdsmarkedet, mens det offentlige mister penge gennem manglede skatteydelser, forklarer den bulgarske ordfører Georgi Pirinski fra S&D-gruppen. Vores infochart viser hvor meget sort arbejde, europæerne købte pr. land i 2013. (Læs mere: Sort arbejde: Hvad kan EU gøre? )

 

Give shareholders more say on directors’ pay, urge Legal Affairs Committee MEPs

JURI Economic and monetary affairs07-05-2015 - 14:49

A draft law empowering shareholders to vote on directors’ remuneration, so as to ensure proper transparency and tie their pay more closely to their performance, was backed by Legal Affairs Committee MEPs on Thursday. Some large companies should also be required to disclose, country by country, information on tax rulings, taxes paid and public subsidies received, adds the committee. (Read more: Give shareholders more say on directors’ pay, urge Legal Affairs Committee MEPs )

 

French finance minister Michel Sapin rejects "clichés about France"

ECON Economic and monetary affairs07-05-2015 - 12:53
French Minister Michel SAPIN is at ECON Committee meeting  

"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. (Read more: French finance minister Michel Sapin rejects "clichés about France" )

 

Updating payment service rules: MEPs do deal with the Council

ECON Economic and monetary affairs05-05-2015 - 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. (Read more: Updating payment service rules: MEPs do deal with the Council )

 

Why did the EU Commission take so long to launch investigations into member states’ tax rulings? Is its strategy to go only after small countries, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Ireland? Will the instruments available to it suffice? And if not, what would it take to do away with unfair tax competition? These questions were raised by MEPs in Tuesday’s Special Tax Rulings Committee debate with competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. (Read more: Tax rulings: “We need a common corporate tax base”, says Commissioner Vestager )

 

Parliament, Council start negotiations on investment fund

ECON BUDG Budget / Economic and monetary affairs23-04-2015 - 14:01

Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council opened negotiations on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) on Wednesday. (Read more: Parliament, Council start negotiations on investment fund )