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MEPs call for virtual currency watchdog to combat money laundering and terrorism

Plenary Session External/international trade / Economic and monetary affairs26-05-2016 - 12:03
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The EU Commission should set up a taskforce to monitor virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, to prevent their being used to launder money or finance terrorism, said Parliament in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs call for virtual currency watchdog to combat money laundering and terrorism )

 

Virtuelle valutaer: "Teknologien er under hastig udvikling, og vi må følge med "

Plenarmøde Ekstern/international handel / Økonomiske og monetære anliggender25-05-2016 - 13:11
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I de senere år er valutaer som Bitcoin dukket op, som ikke er udstedt af banker, men findes i den digitale verden og er afhængig af offentlige og fælles databaser for at få mellemværender og transaktioner verificeret. En betænkning, der bliver debatteret den 25. maj og stemt den 26. maj ønsker, at EU opretter en task force til at overvåge udviklingen på dette område og forberede sig på at træde til med regler. Vi talte til Europa-Parlamentets ordfører Jakob von Weizsäcker (S & D, Tyskland). (Læs mere: Virtuelle valutaer: "Teknologien er under hastig udvikling, og vi må følge med " )

 

Anti-tax avoidance: close tax gap with low-tax third countries, say MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs24-05-2016 - 14:42

The European Commission's proposal for an EU anti-tax avoidance directive was welcomed by Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in a resolution voted on Tuesday. MEPs nonetheless advocated stricter limits on deductions for interest payments and an effective corporate tax rate of 15%. (Read more: Anti-tax avoidance: close tax gap with low-tax third countries, say MEPs )

 

The European Commission's proposal for automatic exchange of corporate tax information among national tax authorities was welcomed by Parliament on Thursday as "a positive step in the fight against aggressive corporate tax planning". But MEPs also advocated adding further safeguards in the text to ensure that competition in the single market is not distorted by advantageous national tax deals with multinationals. (Read more: Corporate tax: MEPs welcome plan for information sharing by national authorities )

 

Heated debate over state of Greece's adjustment programme

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs10-05-2016 - 17:22

In a heated debate about the state of play of the Greek macro-economic adjustment programme, the centre-left parties S&D, GUE, Greens/EFA, but also the conservative ECR, warned Greece's creditors and the IMF not to impose more reforms on the country and advocated debt relief. Some MEPs attacked the IMF for being too tough on reforms whereas the centre-right EPP underlined the need for them. (Read more: Heated debate over state of Greece's adjustment programme )

 

Interest rates: final vote to ensure robust and transparent benchmark setting

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs28-04-2016 - 12:03

Benchmark interest rates that are critical to financial market stability across Europe, such as the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR), will become more reliable thanks to a new law voted in by Parliament on Thursday. This law aims to clean up the benchmark-setting process, improve transparency, and prevent conflicts of interest like those that led to the LIBOR rigging scandals of recent years. (Read more: Interest rates: final vote to ensure robust and transparent benchmark setting )

 

Corporate tax: economic affairs MEPs welcome information sharing by authorities

ECON Economic and monetary affairs26-04-2016 - 14:42

The European Commission's proposal for automatic exchange of corporate tax information among national tax authorities was welcomed by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday as a positive step in the fight against aggressive corporate tax planning. But MEPs also advocated adding further safeguards in the text to ensure that competition in the single market is not distorted by advantageous national tax deals with multinationals. (Read more: Corporate tax: economic affairs MEPs welcome information sharing by authorities )

 

EP inquiry committee into Panama Papers

Others Taxation14-04-2016 - 12:41

The European Parliament Conference of Presidents, uniting the EP president and political group leaders, unanimously backed today the setting up of an inquiry committee* to investigate the so-called Panama Papers, which revealed detailed information on off-shore companies and their ultimate beneficiaries. (Read more: EP inquiry committee into Panama Papers )

 

MEPs call for crackdown on tax fraud in “Panama Papers” debate

Plenary Session Taxation13-04-2016 - 10:37

MEPs urged the EU Commission and member states to step up their efforts to fight tax evasion and money laundering in a Tuesday afternoon debate prompted by the “Panama Papers” revelations about more than 200,000 offshore companies and their secret owners. (Read more: MEPs call for crackdown on tax fraud in “Panama Papers” debate )

 

Benchmarks: at genskabe tilliden på de finansielle markeder

Andet Økonomiske og monetære anliggender06-04-2016 - 16:00
Benchmarks: restoring confidence in the financial markets ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

Et benchmark er et referenceindeks eller en indikator for prisfastsættelse af finansielle instrumenter eller for at måle effektiviteten af investeringsfonde. Som finansskandalerne, der involvererede benchmarks som Libor og Euribor har vist, kan disse benchmarks nemt manipuleres. Økonomiudvalget stemmer torsdag (7.4.) om nye regler, som har til formål at sikre gennemsigtighed i de indeks, der anvendes i EU. (Læs mere: Benchmarks: at genskabe tilliden på de finansielle markeder )