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"ECB will reconsider its monetary stance in March", Mario Draghi tells MEPs

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs01-02-2016 - 21:47
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi in Plenary for a debate with MEPs on the bank's annual report for 2014.  

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi defended the ECB's monetary policy decisions in a debate with MEPs on Monday evening, saying that the Bank will revise its monetary stance in March and acknowledging that the December 2015 inflation outlook was too rosy. (Read more: "ECB will reconsider its monetary stance in March", Mario Draghi tells MEPs )

 

Virtuelle valutaer: fordele, risici og regulering

Andet Økonomiske og monetære anliggender28-01-2016 - 09:43
Concept Of Bitcoin Like A Computer Processor On Motherboard ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

EU-regulering af virtuelle valutaer skal alene forebygge og bekæmpe kriminalitet, var mange eksperter enige om under en høring i Økonomiudvalget mandag. De talte om fordele og udfordringer, virtuelle valutaer som Bitcoin, samt om den revolutionerende teknologi bag dem. Parlamentet forbereder en betænkning om virtuelle valutaer, der skal stemmes i udvalget i april. (Læs mere: Virtuelle valutaer: fordele, risici og regulering )

 

Ulovlige skatteaftaler: EP kræver kompensation til lande, der mister indtægter

Plenarmøde Økonomiske og monetære anliggender19-01-2016 - 13:46

Hvis EU-Kommissionen beslutter, at en EU-medlemsstat skal inddrive penge fra et selskab på grund af overtrædelser af skatterelaterede statsstøtteregler, bør pengene ikke returneres til den samme medlemsstat, men til de medlemsstater, der har mistet skatteindtægterne eller til EU-budgettet, siger Europa-Parlamentet i en resolution vedtaget tirsdag med 500 stemmer for, 137 imod og 73 undladelser. (Læs mere: Ulovlige skatteaftaler: EP kræver kompensation til lande, der mister indtægter )

 

2016: year of corporate tax reform and fiscal transparency, Moscovici tells MEPs

TAX2 ECON Economic and monetary affairs / Taxation12-01-2016 - 11:09

2016 should be the year of corporate tax reform and fiscal transparency, tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told MEPs from the Special Committee on Tax Rulings and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee at a hearing on Monday evening. “We have a serious problem with tax avoidance and lack of transparency. Too many people have looked the other way”, Mr Moscovici said. (Read more: 2016: year of corporate tax reform and fiscal transparency, Moscovici tells MEPs )

 

Eurozone governance needs more parliamentary oversight & public debate, says EP

Plenary Session Euro / Economic and monetary union17-12-2015 - 12:40

The Commission's recent proposals for completing European Monetary Union (EMU) are insufficient to address the current shortcomings in the institutional framework of the euro area. More parliamentary oversight and public debate is needed to ensure democratic accountability and get citizens on board, Parliament says in a resolution adopted on Thursday. (Read more: Eurozone governance needs more parliamentary oversight & public debate, says EP )

 

At its constitutive meeting in Strasbourg on Thursday, members of the Special Committee on Tax Rulings - which will continue to function for 6 more months under a new mandate - have re-elected Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) as their chairman by acclamation. (Read more: Alain Lamassoure re-elected chairman Special Tax Rulings Committee II )

 

Parliament spells out the legal steps needed to improve corporate tax transparency, coordination and EU-wide policy convergence in a resolution voted on Wednesday., Parliament’s drive to persuade EU member states to act to counter aggressive corporate tax planning and evasion by multinationals in Europe was triggered by the November 2014 “Luxleaks” revelations about Luxembourg’s dubious tax deals with them. (Read more: EP spells out legal steps to fight aggressive corporate tax planning and evasion )

 

Dijsselbloem: "No reason for euro cynicism, but no quick fix for indebtedness"

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs / Euro / Economic and monetary union15-12-2015 - 12:34
Eurozone governance: Debate with Eurogroup president Dijsselbloem  

"There is no reason for cynicism about the euro", Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem replied to critical comments by ECR, EFDD and ENF group-speakers during his first ever plenary debate on the Eurozone. But Mr Dijsselbloem also warned against too much optimism, because, he said, our society’s indebtedness is still holding back growth and fiscal policies should therefore be pursued. (Read more: Dijsselbloem: "No reason for euro cynicism, but no quick fix for indebtedness" )

 

Commission should speed up and expand Google competition investigation, MEPs say

ECON Economic and monetary affairs07-12-2015 - 18:57

The EU Commission should investigate why Google offers its “Android” operating system only in conjunction with other Google services and also why manufacturers allegedly may not pre-install rival products; MEPs say in a response to the Commission’s annual competition report for 2014. (Read more: Commission should speed up and expand Google competition investigation, MEPs say )

 

Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Liechtenstein

Plenary Session Taxation02-12-2015 - 19:50
Money in a suitcase  

An EU deal with Liechtenstein, which will make it harder for EU citizens to hide cash from the tax man in bank accounts there, was endorsed by Parliament in a vote on Wednesday. Under the deal, the EU and Liechtenstein will automatically exchange information on the bank accounts of each other's residents, starting in 2018. (Read more: Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Liechtenstein )