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EP takes stance on tax transparency, burdens, avoidance and evasion

Plenary Session Taxation25-03-2015 - 20:19

Tackling tax evasion should be a top EU priority. EU countries and the European Commission should play a leading role in discussing how to fight tax fraud and aggressive tax planning in the OECD and other relevant fora, says Parliament in its resolution on tax, voted on Wednesday. (Read more: EP takes stance on tax transparency, burdens, avoidance and evasion )

 

Moscovici debate: MEPs make the case for fairer taxation

Plenary Session Taxation25-03-2015 - 19:55
EU budget revision illustration  

EU member states must be more transparent about their national tax rulings, because unfair tax competition distorts competition among companies and could lead to a “race to the bottom”, warned many MEPs in Wednesday’s debate with taxation Commissioner Pierre Moscovici. (Read more: Moscovici debate: MEPs make the case for fairer taxation )

 

Tax debate: transparency, red tape, avoidance and evasion

Plenary Session Taxation25-03-2015 - 10:46

MEPs will debate the European Commission's “tax transparency package” with Commissioner Pierre Moscovici (taxation) and the Latvian Council Presidency on Wednesday, starting at about 16.00. This draft legislation, tabled on 18 March, would oblige EU member states to inform each other of their national tax rulings. MEPs welcome this as "a first step in the right direction". (Read more: Tax debate: transparency, red tape, avoidance and evasion )

 

Greece should resume policy dialogue and agree on reforms, Draghi tells MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs23-03-2015 - 18:49
ECB President Mario Draghi at the ECON to discuss monetary dialogue and the bank's new quantitative easing policy  

The European Central Bank’s expanded asset purchase programme, better known as “quantitative easing” (QE), is starting to make headway across the EU, ECB President Mario Draghi told Economic and Monetary Committee MEPs on Monday. Mr Draghi also reported on the tough negotiations with Greece and outlined what it would take for the ECB to reinstate the waiver for buying Greek state bonds on the secondary market, so as to enable QE to benefit Greece, too. (Read more: Greece should resume policy dialogue and agree on reforms, Draghi tells MEPs )

 

EP must have bigger role in new investment fund, say budget and economics MEPs

BUDG ECON Budget / Economic and monetary affairs12-03-2015 - 10:32

Parliament should have a bigger role in supervising the operations of the new European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), in selecting its top officials and in the decisions on how to feed the guarantee fund, says the draft report by the budgets and the economic and monetary affairs committees, presented and discussed on Thursday in Strasbourg. (Read more: EP must have bigger role in new investment fund, say budget and economics MEPs )

 
Lavere gebyrer for brug af kreditkort Infografik - Økonomiske og monetære anliggender12-03-2015 - 09:31

Nye EU-regler vil sætte loft over, hvor meget bankerne må kræve i gebyr, når man bruger sit kreditkort. Som regel sendes gebyret videre fra forhandler til kunde, men EU’s nye regler skal sikre lavere priser, der kommer både forhandler og kunde til gode. Parlamentet stemte om lovgivningen tirsdag d. 10. marts. Vores infografik forklarer, hvorfor forslaget er vigtigt. (Læs mere: Lavere gebyrer for brug af kreditkort )

 
 

Energy Union and foreign policy: EP priorities ahead of the European Council

Plenary Session European Council / Economic and monetary affairs11-03-2015 - 17:37
EC President J.-C. Juncker, Latvian Secretary of State Z. Kalniņa-Lukaševica, M. Weber (EPP, DE), G. Pitella (S&D, IT), A. Duda (ECR, PL), G. Verhofstadt (ALDE, BE), G. Zimmer (GUE/NGL, DE), R. Harms (Greens/EFA, DE), N. Farage (EFDD, UK)  

MEPs gave their input to the upcoming summit in Wednesday’s debate with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, and Latvian Secretary of State for European Affairs Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica. (Read more: Energy Union and foreign policy: EP priorities ahead of the European Council )

 

EU semester 2015: recommendations for economic and social improvement

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs / Euro11-03-2015 - 14:35
Commissioners: Elzbieta BIENKOWSKA, Marianne THYSSEN and Valdis DOMBROVSKIS  

Parliament voted on Wednesday to back the European Commission's approach to stimulating growth and job creation, following a debate on "European Semester” coordination of EU countries’ economic policies in 2015, with Commission Vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioners Marianne Thyssen (social affairs) and Elzbieta Bieńkowska (single market and SMEs). (Read more: EU semester 2015: recommendations for economic and social improvement )

 

MEPs vote to channel funds towards long term European investment

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs10-03-2015 - 12:20

Parliament adopted the rules to address present banks' reluctance to lend to small businesses or open-ended research projects by creating European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) designed to benefit the real economy and society by channelling non-bank funds into long-term projects to deliver infrastructure, intellectual property or research results, on Tuesday. (Read more: MEPs vote to channel funds towards long term European investment )