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Commission's economic decision making needs to become more neutral, say MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs14-04-2015 - 15:29

The European Commission’s economic decision-making needs to become more neutral, MEPs said in an Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee debate with Commission Vice-President for the euro Valdis Dombrovskis and Economic and Financial affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Tuesday. MEPs also voiced concern about the low implementation of the Commission’s country-specific recommendations and asked what it would do about high current account surpluses in Germany and other exporting countries. (Read more: Commission's economic decision making needs to become more neutral, say MEPs )

 

Economic affairs MEPs target conflicts of interest in benchmark setting

ECON Economic and monetary affairs31-03-2015 - 12:10

A draft EU law to make the benchmarks used to price EU citizens’ mortgages, loans and bonds more trustworthy was backed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The text (lead MEP Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, ALDE, NL) aims to clean up the benchmark-setting process, by curbing conflicts of interest like those that led to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) rigging scandals of recent years. (Read more: Economic affairs MEPs target conflicts of interest in benchmark setting )

 

Benchmarks: at genskabe tilliden i det finansielle marked

Andet Økonomiske og monetære anliggender31-03-2015 - 10:10
Konceptbillede @ BELGA_EASYFOTOSTOCK  

Finansielle skandaler har de seneste år afsløret, at referencepunkter i finansielle instrumenter (benchmarks) såsom LIBOR og EURIBOR er sårbare overfor manipulation. Europa-Parlamentets Økonomiudvalg stemmer (31/3) om en betækning, der ”skal sikre gennemsigtighed for alle brugere af benchmarks i EU”, ifølge ordfører Cora van Nieuwenhuizen. Hun tilføjer, at ”det er et kæmpe skridt fremad, og vi kan sikre at fremtidens benchmarks er solide og præcise”. Følg afstemningen direkte tirsdag kl. 10.30. (Læs mere: Benchmarks: at genskabe tilliden i det finansielle marked )

 

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 )