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Parliament, Council start negotiations on investment fund

BUDG ECON Budget / Economic and monetary affairs23-04-2015 - 14:01

Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council opened negotiations on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) on Wednesday. (Read more: Parliament, Council start negotiations on investment fund )

 

Strategic Investment Fund: committees back Juncker Plan, but not programme cuts

ECON BUDG Budget / Economic and monetary affairs20-04-2015 - 18:14

A negotiating brief on the “Juncker” plan for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to guarantee growth and job-creating investment was backed by the Budgets and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees on Monday evening. But MEPs contested plans to feed the fund from the EU research and transport investment budgets, and called for more parliamentary control over its leadership and goals. (Read more: Strategic Investment Fund: committees back Juncker Plan, but not programme cuts )

 

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 )

 

Parlamento Europeu avança com medidas para melhorar fiscalidade na UE

Sessão plenária Fiscalidade25-03-2015 - 19:57

O Parlamento Europeu aprovou hoje, por 444 votos a favor, 110 contra e 41 abstenções, um relatório da comissão parlamentar dos Assuntos Económicos que avança com uma série de medidas para reforçar a luta contra a fraude fiscal, a evasão fiscal, a elisão fiscal, o planeamento fiscal agressivo e os paraísos fiscais. (Ler mais: Parlamento Europeu avança com medidas para melhorar fiscalidade na UE )

 

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 )

 

Debate sobre medidas para aumentar transparência fiscal na UE com Moscovici

Sessão plenária Fiscalidade25-03-2015 - 10:00

O pacote sobre a transparência fiscal apresentado pela Comissão em 18 de março, que inclui uma proposta para tornar obrigatória a troca de informações entre os Estados-Membros sobre os acordos fiscais prévios (tax rulings), vai ser avaliado num debate com o comissário europeu Pierre Moscovici, a partir das 16h00. O PE vai também votar um relatório com recomendações para reforçar a luta contra a fraude fiscal, a evasão fiscal, a elisão fiscal, o planeamento fiscal agressivo e os paraísos fiscais. (Ler mais: Debate sobre medidas para aumentar transparência fiscal na UE com Moscovici )

 

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 )

 

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 )