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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 )

 

MEPs quizzed six officials of major European banks on the role of offshore tax havens in corporate tax planning at a Special Committee on Tax Rulings II hearing on Monday. MEPs focused on the banks’ role of in facilitating aggressive tax planning for corporate clients. The bank officials said that recently-introduced measures requiring banks them to provide details of their profits and tax bills country by country have helped to promote transparency. (Read more: Six major European banks explain their “tax optimisation” role to MEPs )

 

Google, Apple, Inter-IKEA Group and McDonald's would welcome more clarity and certainty about their tax liabilities in the EU, but they are concerned about the administrative compliance costs and reluctant to see tax data being made public. So said their representatives at a public hearing, held by Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings II on Tuesday, to elicit their views on recent and upcoming proposed legislation on corporate tax. (Read more: Google, Apple, IKEA and McDonalds probed by Tax Rulings II Committee )

 

Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Andorra

Plenary Session Taxation09-03-2016 - 13:29

An EU deal with Andorra, 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 Andorra will automatically exchange information on the bank accounts of each other's residents, starting in 2018 for information collected since 1 January 2017. (Read more: Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Andorra )

 

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos welcomes EP role in monitoring reforms

ECON Economic and monetary affairs02-03-2016 - 18:21
Greek Finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos in ECON  

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos welcomes the European Parliament’s stronger involvement in monitoring the financial assistance programme for Greece, he told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in an economic dialogue meeting on Wednesday. "We need an honest broker, representing different views from different political perspectives, to examine the economic and social impact of the programme", he said, referring to the new EP working group on macro-economic adjustment programmes. (Read more: Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos welcomes EP role in monitoring reforms )

 

The Netherlands' Council Presidency wants to make rapid progress on the implementation of the OECD action plan against corporate tax base erosion and profit shifting (anti-BEPS), the Dutch State Secretary responsible for Taxation Eric Wiebes told members of the Special Committee for Tax Rulings II on Monday in a hearing on the Dutch plans in the field of corporate taxation. (Read more: Dutch Council Presidency: anti-tax avoidance package to be ready before summer )