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MEPs secure deal to cap card payment fees

ECON Economic and monetary affairs17-12-2014 - 19:02

The fees that banks charge retailers to process shoppers’ payments should be capped under uniform rules across in the EU following a deal struck by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and Council negotiators on Wednesday. The cap would apply to both cross-border and domestic card-based payments and should result in lower costs for consumers. (Read more: MEPs secure deal to cap card payment fees )

 
 

Money laundering: Parliament and Council negotiators agree on central registers

ECON LIBE Justice and home affairs / Economic and monetary affairs17-12-2014 - 09:47

The ultimate owners of companies would have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, accessible to people with a "legitimate interest", such as investigative journalists and other concerned citizens, under a deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on a draft EU anti-money laundering directive on Tuesday. The rules would also require banks, auditors, lawyers, real estate agents and casinos, among others, to be more vigilant about suspicious transactions made by their clients. (Read more: Money laundering: Parliament and Council negotiators agree on central registers )

 
 

Banking Union: Parliament approves Single Resolution Board members

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs / Economic and monetary union16-12-2014 - 12:57

Parliament gave its green light on Tuesday for the appointment of members of the Single Resolution Board (SRB), an independent body which is to manage the resolution of failing banks. The candidates had already been approved by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Monday evening. (Read more: Banking Union: Parliament approves Single Resolution Board members )

 
 

Economic governance pack structure “far from final”

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs15-12-2014 - 17:46

The EU’s economic governance structure is “far from final”, said Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis in Tuesday’s debate on the review of the economic governance legislation, also known as the “Six-pack” (stability and growth pact and macroeconomic surveillance) and “Two-pack” (excessive deficit and financial stability). (Read more: Economic governance pack structure “far from final” )

 
 

Banking Union: MEPs quiz Single Resolution Board candidates

ECON Economic and monetary affairs08-12-2014 - 18:42
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Candidate Chair of the EU Single Resolution Board (SRB) Ms Elke König (DE), was quizzed by Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee at a public hearing on Monday. Ms König and five other candidates for Board positions were nominated by the European Commission on Friday 5 December. (Read more: Banking Union: MEPs quiz Single Resolution Board candidates )

 
 

The European Parliament's Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders), meeting today in Riga, decided to authorize Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs to draw up two reports on tax fairness in Europe. (Read more: EP Conference of Presidents authorises drafting of two reports on tax fairness )

 
 

Moscovici quizzed on extra time for three EU countries to hit Eurozone targets

ECON Economic and monetary affairs02-12-2014 - 15:05

Commissioner Pierre Moscovici was asked to account for the European Commission’s decision to give France, Italy and Belgium more time to hit Eurozone budgetary targets by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday. MEPs urged that budget plan deadlines should be met and that criteria for applying rules more flexibly to some EU member states than others should be clear and detailed. (Read more: Moscovici quizzed on extra time for three EU countries to hit Eurozone targets )

 
 

Deal secured to boost infrastructure investment in the EU

ECON Economic and monetary affairs27-11-2014 - 09:46

A negotiating team led by Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) struck a political deal with the Council and the Commission on European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) on Wednesday evening. These funds should boost non-bank financing for projects that deliver infrastructure, intellectual property or research results which benefit the real economy and society. (Read more: Deal secured to boost infrastructure investment in the EU )

 
 

Investeringer for 315 mia. euro skal kickstarte den europæiske økonomi

Plenarmøde Økonomiske og monetære anliggender26-11-2014 - 14:58
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EU-Kommissionens formand Jean-Claude Juncker annoncerede oprettelsen af en ny strategisk EU-investeringsfond på mindst 315 mia. euro over de næste tre år til at kickstarte den europæiske økonomi. Efter Junckers fremlæggelse i Europa-Parlamentet onsdag udtrykte MEP'er fra de fleste politiske grupper deres støtte til planen, men krævede også hurtig handling for at øge væksten i EU. (Læs mere: Investeringer for 315 mia. euro skal kickstarte den europæiske økonomi )