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Assuntos económicos e monetários

 

Corporate tax: MEPs urge Commission to work faster and propose laws

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs / Taxation25-06-2015 - 11:54

The European Commission's corporate tax action plan, tabled on 7 June was debated with Commissioner Pierre Moscovici in plenary session on Wednesday evening. Rather than a plan, MEPs asked the Commission to accelerate its work on this pressing issue so as to deliver concrete legislative proposals. (Read more: Corporate tax: MEPs urge Commission to work faster and propose laws )

 

EP tables recommendations for Eurozone governance

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs24-06-2015 - 20:33

Today’s Eurozone governance rules are too complex, lack ownership and are not consistently enforced, MEPs say in a resolution voted on Wednesday. The text is Parliament's input to the discussions on the future of the economic governance framework, including Thursday's European summit debate on the so-called five presidents' report on completing the EU's economic and monetary union. (Read more: EP tables recommendations for Eurozone governance )

 

Parlamento Europeu aprova Fundo Europeu para Investimentos Estratégicos

Sessão plenária Assuntos económicos e monetários24-06-2015 - 20:24
Construction workers are pictured building a new metro station in Athens_  

O Parlamento Europeu aprovou hoje o Fundo Europeu para Investimentos Estratégicos (FEIE), conhecido como "plano Juncker", que pretende mobilizar 315 mil milhões de euros de investimento público e privado nos próximos três anos. O novo instrumento, já acordado entre os negociadores do PE, entre os quais José Manuel Fernandes, e do Conselho visa financiar projetos viáveis que não se conseguem aprovar nos fundos atuais nem financiar pelo mercado. O FEIE deverá estar operacional no final do verão. (Ler mais: Parlamento Europeu aprova Fundo Europeu para Investimentos Estratégicos )

 

Berès: a governação económica divide opiniões

Sessão plenária Assuntos económicos e monetários24-06-2015 - 10:56
Prevenche Berès.  

A resolução do Parlamento Europeu que avalia a governação económica da UE vai ser debatida e votada, esta quarta-feira, 24 de junho, em plenário. Para Pervenche Berès, relatora e eurodeputada francesa do S&D, existe uma clara divisão entre os que acreditam que a governação económica não está a funcionar e os que defendem que as regras não têm sido bem implementadas. (Ler mais: Berès: a governação económica divide opiniões )

 

Country-specific recommendations need national owners and social partners

EMPL ECON Economic and monetary affairs / Employment policy23-06-2015 - 17:56

The EU’s country-specific recommendations (CSRs) on economic policy should aim more at boosting growth and jobs and EU countries should feel that they “own” them. Moreover, the social partners must be involved in the process too, said MEPs in Tuesday’s debate with Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioners Marianne Thyssen and Pierre Moscovici. The event was jointly organised by the Economic and Monetary Affairs and Employment and Social Affairs committees. (Read more: Country-specific recommendations need national owners and social partners )

 

Euro area economic governance: "Let's make things better", MEPs say

ECON Economic and monetary affairs16-06-2015 - 17:10

Today’s economic governance rules for the euro area are not working as well as they should. This is because they are too complex, lack ownership and are not consistently enforced, say Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. This draft text, which assesses the record of the economic governance architecture so far and recommends improvements, will become Parliament’s input to the 25 June European Council. (Read more: Euro area economic governance: "Let's make things better", MEPs say )

 

Capital Markets Union: more investment across the EU and more funds for SMEs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs16-06-2015 - 13:42

The Capital Markets Union (CMU) should boost the efficient allocation of savings to fund businesses, protect cross-border investors and create a new channel to finance the real economy, said economic and monetary MEPs in a resolution on Tuesday. They want CMU building blocks such as diverse investment choices, risk mitigation and clear investment information across the EU to be in place by 2018 to complement bank financing (Read more: Capital Markets Union: more investment across the EU and more funds for SMEs )

 

"Ball now in Greek camp" Mario Draghi tells economic and monetary affairs MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs15-06-2015 - 18:40
On Monday, 15 June, from ECON welcomed ECB's President Mario Draghi for the second Monetary Dialogue of this year.  

The European Central Bank is doing all it can to facilitate a successful outcome of the ongoing talks with Greece, ECB President Mario Draghi assured Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Monday. But he also made it crystal clear that ultimately, disbursing any further financial assistance to Greece is "a political decision that will have to be taken by elected policymakers, not by central bankers". (Read more: "Ball now in Greek camp" Mario Draghi tells economic and monetary affairs MEPs )

 

MEPs regret that multinationals – the usual beneficiaries of tax rulings – seem unable to find time to discuss their tax practices in public before the European Parliament’s Tax Rulings Committee, despite its best efforts to accommodate them, they said on Tuesday. The companies invited, and their replies so far, are listed in the link to the right. (Read more: MEPs regret that multinationals are “unable” to meet the Tax Rulings Committee )