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Aggressive tax planning: tax and economic affairs MEPs debate with OECD chiefs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs30-03-2015 - 17:09
Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) © BELGA_AFP  

Following a joint hearing with EU taxation Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Monday, members of the Special Tax Rulings and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees will jointly debate tax issues with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Director of Centre for Tax Policy Pascal Saint-Amans on Tuesday morning. (Read more: Aggressive tax planning: tax and economic affairs MEPs debate with OECD chiefs )

 

Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, will brief the Foreign Affairs Committee on the latest measures taken by the EU in its fight against terrorism on Monday at 17.00. MEPs are also likely to raise questions about the EU counter-terrorism cooperation with the third countries, namely those in the EU neighbourhood. (Read more: Foreign Affairs MEPs debate counter-terrorism measures with Gilles de Kerchove )

 

Foreign Affairs Committee debate with NATO Secretary General on Monday

AFET External relations30-03-2015 - 12:16

The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a debate with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, today from 16.00 in room JAN 2Q2. Discussion is likely to focus on recent developments in Ukraine, relations with Russia, the security situation in the south and east of the Mediterranean and EU-NATO relations after NATO’s 2014 Wales summit. (Read more: Foreign Affairs Committee debate with NATO Secretary General on Monday )

 

Democracy and values are problematic in DRC, says Denis Mukwege

DROI Human rights / External relations26-03-2015 - 12:31
Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) of the European Parliament exchange of views with Denis Mukwege, Sakharov Prize Laureate 2014  

Dr Denis Mukwege, the 2014 Sakharov Prize laureate, described political problems in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and his difficulties in tackling the problem of sexual abuse of women and even small children, in a Human Rights Subcommittee debate on Thursday. MEPs discussed how the EU could best support Dr Mukwege’s work, and some called for legally-binding rules on trade in conflict minerals. (Read more: Democracy and values are problematic in DRC, says Denis Mukwege )

 

Arutelu Moscoviciga: saadikud toetavad õiglasemat maksupoliitikat

Täiskogu istung Maksundus26-03-2015 - 10:16
EU budget revision illustration  

ELi liikmesriigid peavad maksuotsustes olema rohkem läbipaistvad, sest ebaõiglane maksukonkurents võib ettevõtete vahelist konkurentsi moonutada, hoiatasid paljud saadikud. (Loe lähemalt: Arutelu Moscoviciga: saadikud toetavad õiglasemat maksupoliitikat )

 

Commission to clarify whether minimum wage may apply to foreign lorry drivers

Plenary Session Employment policy / Transport25-03-2015 - 22:32

The question of whether Germany’s minimum pay rules should apply to foreign lorry drivers using its roads divided MEPs evenly in a debate with transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Wednesday evening. The European Commission is still assessing the implications of these rules, which the Germany partially suspended (for transit drivers) early this year, but they must in any event comply with EU law, she said. (Read more: Commission to clarify whether minimum wage may apply to foreign lorry drivers )

 

Terror attacks targeted Tunisia's democratic path: MEPs call for more EU support

Plenary Session External relations25-03-2015 - 21:39

The 18 March terrorist attacks on the Tunis Bardo museum were clearly directed against Tunisia’s transition to democracy, as the “lone success story of the ‘Arab Spring’”, said MEPs in a debate with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday evening. All speakers insisted on the need to maintain or beef up EU support for Tunisia, so to in encourage it to pursue its democratic transition and not be intimidated by attempts to cause anarchy and chaos. (Read more: Terror attacks targeted Tunisia's democratic path: MEPs call for more EU support )

 

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 )

 

Euroopa Parlament kiitis heaks 1,8 miljardi eurose laenu Ukrainale

Täiskogu istung Väliskaubandus / Rahvusvaheline kaubandus25-03-2015 - 19:49
Men push a cart over the destroyed Putilovka bridge near Donetsk airport on March 21, 2015.  

Kolmapäeval toetasid saadikud täiskogul ELi plaane laenata Ukrainale 1,8 miljardit eurot, et aidata vähendada lühiajalist maksebilansi puudujääki. Makromajandusliku finantsabi laene rahastatakse ELi poolt kapitaliturgudelt võetavate laenude abil. Vahendid laenatakse sama intressiga edasi abivajavatele riikidele. Abi andmise tingimuseks on struktuurireformide jätkamine. (Loe lähemalt: Euroopa Parlament kiitis heaks 1,8 miljardi eurose laenu Ukrainale )

 

Parliament approves EU aid for redundant workers in Greece and Ireland

Plenary Session Budget25-03-2015 - 19:16

More than 2,000 workers made redundant in Greece and Ireland in 2014 will receive EU aid worth €11.3 million to help them find jobs, Parliament decided on Wednesday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid has already been approved by the EU Council of Ministers. (Read more: Parliament approves EU aid for redundant workers in Greece and Ireland )