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Eurogroup Head expects agreement on Greek bailout by end May

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs27-04-2017 - 12:45
Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem updating MEPs on Greek bailout  

MEPs from across the political spectrum urged Greece’s creditors on Thursday to swiftly conclude negotiations over the Greek bailout package, highlighting the pain that Greeks have endured. (Read more: Eurogroup Head expects agreement on Greek bailout by end May )

 

MEPs close multinationals’ tax loopholes

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs27-04-2017 - 11:56

Loopholes used by some of the world’s multinationals to avoid paying tax were closed by Parliament in a vote on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs close multinationals’ tax loopholes )

 

New rules make cash flow investments by start-ups and SMEs safer

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs05-04-2017 - 13:14

New rules to make money market funds (MMFs) more resistant to crises and market turbulence were approved on Wednesday. MFFs supply easily accessible liquid assets to business start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), but can be vulnerable to panic runs on their money. (Read more: New rules make cash flow investments by start-ups and SMEs safer )

 

New rules to protect investors and help SMEs access diverse sources of capital

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs05-04-2017 - 12:52

Uniform rules on the information given in investor prospectuses were approved by Parliament on Wednesday. They aim to protect investors, create a more efficient single capital market and ease small firms’ access to finance. (Read more: New rules to protect investors and help SMEs access diverse sources of capital )

 

Greece: EP to debate progress on second review of economic adjustment programme

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs04-04-2017 - 11:00

MEPs will again debate the state of play on the second review of the economic adjustment programme for Greece, for the second time this year, on Tuesday at 15.00. (Read more: Greece: EP to debate progress on second review of economic adjustment programme )

 

EU's long-term budget: more flexibility to help tackle crises

Others Budget / Economic and monetary affairs03-04-2017 - 12:07
 

MEPs are pushing for a flexible long-term budget for the EU to enable it to successfully meet unforeseen challenges. This is reflected in new agreement between the Parliament and EU countries, which is paving the way for the EU to respond better to crises related to for example security, migration or natural disasters. (Read more: EU's long-term budget: more flexibility to help tackle crises )

 

MEPs vote to close loopholes for exploiting EU and third country tax differences

ECON Economic and monetary affairs27-03-2017 - 18:29

Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs have voted to close loopholes which allow some of the world’s largest corporations to avoid paying tax on profits by exploiting differences in the tax systems of EU and third countries. (Read more: MEPs vote to close loopholes for exploiting EU and third country tax differences )

 

Citizens should get access to data on firm owners to fight money laundering

LIBE ECON Justice and home affairs / Economic and monetary affairs28-02-2017 - 10:13

EU citizens could access registers of beneficial owners of companies without having to demonstrate a “legitimate interest,” and trusts would have to meet the same transparency requirements as firms, under amendments, agreed by MEPs on Tuesday, to the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. (Read more: Citizens should get access to data on firm owners to fight money laundering )

 

Plenary highlights: Ceta, robots, counter-terrorism, future of the EU

Plenary Session Institutions / External/international trade / External relations / Economic and monetary affairs17-02-2017 - 11:00
 

MEPs approved Ceta during this week's plenary session followed by a visit by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau telling them how the EU-Canada trade deal was not just about commerce, but also about improving people's lives. Newly-elected Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen also addressed the Parliament, while MEPs adopted new anti-terrorism measures and set out their ideas for the future of the EU. (Read more: Plenary highlights: Ceta, robots, counter-terrorism, future of the EU )

 

Greece: MEPs say it's time to act on debt crisis

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs14-02-2017 - 17:07
Greece debate  

Greece and its debt problem are back on the EU’s agenda. A team of EU officials and representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are expected to return to Athens to evaluate whether the country has implemented the latest reforms agreed under the current bailout, a necessary step for further international support. MEPs discussed the situation during a debate on Tuesday 14 February and called for urgent action to help improve the situation. (Read more: Greece: MEPs say it's time to act on debt crisis )