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Αναρτήθηκε στις 30-05-2016

IFRS Accounting Standards Endorsement Procedure

16-05-2016

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are issued by an international private organisation, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In order to become binding law in the EU, they must be ‘endorsed’ in a specific procedure prescribed in Article 3(1) and 6 Regulation No 1606/2002 and Articles 5a(1)-(4) and Article 10-11 Council Decision 1999/468/EC, i.e. the ‘Regulatory Procedure with Scrutiny’. All standards and interpretations are adopted as Commission Regulations to have ...

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are issued by an international private organisation, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In order to become binding law in the EU, they must be ‘endorsed’ in a specific procedure prescribed in Article 3(1) and 6 Regulation No 1606/2002 and Articles 5a(1)-(4) and Article 10-11 Council Decision 1999/468/EC, i.e. the ‘Regulatory Procedure with Scrutiny’. All standards and interpretations are adopted as Commission Regulations to have directly binding effect without the need for national implementation.

Lawsuits triggered by the Volkswagen emissions case

30-05-2016

In September 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency claimed that Volkswagen had installed illegal software on some of its diesel vehicles, to modify emissions of certain air pollutants. Subsequently, the company has been the subject of legal action brought by consumers, investors, non-governmental organisations and government agencies. In many cases, the plaintiffs have gathered their actions together into collective (or class action) complaints. In the United States, complaints ...

In September 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency claimed that Volkswagen had installed illegal software on some of its diesel vehicles, to modify emissions of certain air pollutants. Subsequently, the company has been the subject of legal action brought by consumers, investors, non-governmental organisations and government agencies. In many cases, the plaintiffs have gathered their actions together into collective (or class action) complaints. In the United States, complaints have been filed by law firms, government departments and even individual states (including the US Justice Department and US Federal Trade Commission, as well as the states of Texas, New Mexico and New Jersey). This briefing provides a non-exhaustive overview of the range of lawsuits under way, many of them still in their initial stages. Several countries around the globe have opened more general investigations on whether car manufacturers respect vehicle emission limits on the road, as opposed to under test conditions. Some other carmakers are suspected also to have used software that manipulates emission levels, similar to that used by Volkswagen. In April 2016, Volkswagen agreed in principle with the US authorities and US class action plaintiffs to buy back, or modify or cancel the leases of affected vehicles. US consumers might also receive substantial compensation. Final details of the settlement are expected in June 2016. No similar agreement has been reached in Europe.

The Basis of the Endorsement Procedure for IFRS Accounting Standards

16-05-2016

international Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are issued by an international private organisation, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In order to become binding law in the EU, they must be ‘endorsed’ in a specific procedure prescribed in Article 3(1) and 6 Regulation No 1606/2002 and Articles 5a(1)-(4) and Articles 10-11 Council Decision 1999/468/EC, i.e. the ‘Regulatory Procedure with Scrutiny’. All standards and interpretations are adopted as Commission Regulations to have ...

international Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are issued by an international private organisation, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In order to become binding law in the EU, they must be ‘endorsed’ in a specific procedure prescribed in Article 3(1) and 6 Regulation No 1606/2002 and Articles 5a(1)-(4) and Articles 10-11 Council Decision 1999/468/EC, i.e. the ‘Regulatory Procedure with Scrutiny’. All standards and interpretations are adopted as Commission Regulations to have directly binding effect without the need for national implementation.

Οδικές μεταφορές: προδιαγραφές μεταφοράς και ασφάλειας

01-04-2016

H EE στοχεύει στην δημιουργία ενός ευρωπαϊκού χώρου οδικής ασφάλειας εντός της δεκαετίας 2010-2020. Η επί του θέματος αρμοδιότητα είναι κυρίως εθνική· Τα ευρωπαϊκά μέτρα αφορούν την τεχνική κατάσταση των οχημάτων, την μεταφορά επικίνδυνων εμπορευμάτων και την ασφάλεια του οδικού δικτύου.

H EE στοχεύει στην δημιουργία ενός ευρωπαϊκού χώρου οδικής ασφάλειας εντός της δεκαετίας 2010-2020. Η επί του θέματος αρμοδιότητα είναι κυρίως εθνική· Τα ευρωπαϊκά μέτρα αφορούν την τεχνική κατάσταση των οχημάτων, την μεταφορά επικίνδυνων εμπορευμάτων και την ασφάλεια του οδικού δικτύου.

Σιδηροδρομικές μεταφορές

01-04-2016

H ευρωπαϊκή πολιτική σιδηροδρομικών μεταφορών αποσκοπεί στη δημιουργία ενός ενιαίου σιδηροδρομικού χώρου. Το άνοιγμα του τομέα στον ανταγωνισμό, που άρχισε το 2001, αποτέλεσε εντός μιας δεκαετίας αντικείμενο τριών δεσμών μέτρων και μιας αναδιατύπωσης. Η τέταρτη δέσμη, που προορίζεται να συμπληρώσει την ελευθέρωση των σιδηροδρομικών μεταφορών, εγκρίθηκε στο σύνολό της από το Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο σε πρώτη ανάγνωση (Φεβρουάριος 2014) και, σε ό,τι αφορά τον τεχνική πυλώνα, και σε δεύτερη ανάγνωση (28 ...

H ευρωπαϊκή πολιτική σιδηροδρομικών μεταφορών αποσκοπεί στη δημιουργία ενός ενιαίου σιδηροδρομικού χώρου. Το άνοιγμα του τομέα στον ανταγωνισμό, που άρχισε το 2001, αποτέλεσε εντός μιας δεκαετίας αντικείμενο τριών δεσμών μέτρων και μιας αναδιατύπωσης. Η τέταρτη δέσμη, που προορίζεται να συμπληρώσει την ελευθέρωση των σιδηροδρομικών μεταφορών, εγκρίθηκε στο σύνολό της από το Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο σε πρώτη ανάγνωση (Φεβρουάριος 2014) και, σε ό,τι αφορά τον τεχνική πυλώνα, και σε δεύτερη ανάγνωση (28 Απριλίου 2016).

Αναρτήθηκε στις 27-05-2016

The EU's global strategy [What Think Tanks are thinking]

27-05-2016

The European Council decided last year that the EU needs a new, comprehensive global strategy to face the growing challenges of globalisation, shifts in economic and political power and  expanding zones of conflict and instability. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is to present such a strategy during the European Council meeting in June 2016. Phenomena such as the digital revolution, climate change, competition for resources, growing inequality ...

The European Council decided last year that the EU needs a new, comprehensive global strategy to face the growing challenges of globalisation, shifts in economic and political power and  expanding zones of conflict and instability. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is to present such a strategy during the European Council meeting in June 2016. Phenomena such as the digital revolution, climate change, competition for resources, growing inequality and aging populations will require smart policies and tough decisions if the EU is to avoid a decline of its global leverage. Some useful analysis of the challenges and choices facing the Union were presented in a 2015 report by the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS), an inter-institutional project, entitled 'Global Trends to 2030: Can the EU meet the challenges ahead?' This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from major international think tanks on the EU's global strategy and related issues.

Implications for the Euro Area of Divergent Monetary Policy Stances by the Fed and the ECB

15-02-2016

Confronted with a different macroeconomic and financial environment, the ECB and the Fed monetary stances seem to be more and more on diverging paths. While the Fed has stopped its quantitative easing (QE) operations and has recently decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate, the ECB is committed to extend the scope of its QE programme launched in March 2015 and does not intend to reverse its zero interest rate policy before 2017. This compilation of notes requested by the Committee ...

Confronted with a different macroeconomic and financial environment, the ECB and the Fed monetary stances seem to be more and more on diverging paths. While the Fed has stopped its quantitative easing (QE) operations and has recently decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate, the ECB is committed to extend the scope of its QE programme launched in March 2015 and does not intend to reverse its zero interest rate policy before 2017. This compilation of notes requested by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) for the February 2016 Monetary Dialogue provides an assessment of the main repercussions and risks for the euro area of potentially divergent monetary policies by the Fed and the ECB.

Εξωτερικός συντάκτης

Roman HORVATH (Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic), Kerstin BERNOTH (Hertie School of Governance / DIW Berlin, Germany), Philipp J. KöNIG (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Andrew HUGHES HALLETT (School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews, the UK)

Limits in Terms of Eligible Collateral and Policy Risks of an Extension of the ECB’s Quantitative Easing Programme

15-02-2016

At the press conference following the ECB Governing Council meeting of 3 December 2015, the President of the ECB Mario Draghi reiterated the readiness of the ECB to adopt, if necessary, additional measures - in terms of size, composition and duration of the of the asset purchase programme EAPP - in order to maintain an appropriate degree of monetary accommodation. This may renew criticism to the ECB for not complying with its mandate and its quasi-fiscal role. The notes included in this compilation ...

At the press conference following the ECB Governing Council meeting of 3 December 2015, the President of the ECB Mario Draghi reiterated the readiness of the ECB to adopt, if necessary, additional measures - in terms of size, composition and duration of the of the asset purchase programme EAPP - in order to maintain an appropriate degree of monetary accommodation. This may renew criticism to the ECB for not complying with its mandate and its quasi-fiscal role. The notes included in this compilation requested by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) for the February 2016 Monetary Dialogue discusses the range of policy instruments potentially available to the ECB to enhance the effectiveness of the EAPP programme, assess the potential limits of a further expansion of asset purchases and investigate key credibility issues eventually faced by the ECB.

Εξωτερικός συντάκτης

Daniel GROS (CEPS) ; Jens BOYSEN-HOGREFE, Salomon FIEDLER, Nils JANNSEN, Stefan KOOTHS and Stefan REITZ (Kiel Institute for the World Economy) ; Eddie GERBA and Corrado MACCHIARELLI (London School of Economics) ; Grégory CLAEYS and Álvaro LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ-GIL (Bruegel) ; Christophe BLOT, Jérôme CREEL and Paul HUBERT (OFCE)

Research for REGI Committee - Economic, Social and Territorial Situation in Croatia

16-05-2016

This in-depth analysis was written upon request of the Committee on Regional Development, and it is an update of a similar document that was completed in November 2015. The aim is to inform Members about the political, socio-economic and administrative system of Croatia, in particular Šibenik-Knin and Karlovac Counties and the City of Zagreb. The analysis also provides an overview of cohesion policy in Croatia, including the arrangements in place for the 2014-2020 programming period and the European ...

This in-depth analysis was written upon request of the Committee on Regional Development, and it is an update of a similar document that was completed in November 2015. The aim is to inform Members about the political, socio-economic and administrative system of Croatia, in particular Šibenik-Knin and Karlovac Counties and the City of Zagreb. The analysis also provides an overview of cohesion policy in Croatia, including the arrangements in place for the 2014-2020 programming period and the European Territorial Cooperation programmes.

Research for AGRI Committee - Agriculture in Andalusia

15-03-2016

This memo was drawn up for the delegation of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development to Andalusia (Spain) in May 2016. It includes: 1) an introduction, setting out the key political, geographical, climatic and demographic data; 2) a chapter entirely devoted to the EU's and Spain's macro-economic framework; 3) a study of the agri-food sector in Andalusia; 4) the region's environmental challenges; and finally 5) concluding comments on the implementation of EU agricultural ...

This memo was drawn up for the delegation of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development to Andalusia (Spain) in May 2016. It includes: 1) an introduction, setting out the key political, geographical, climatic and demographic data; 2) a chapter entirely devoted to the EU's and Spain's macro-economic framework; 3) a study of the agri-food sector in Andalusia; 4) the region's environmental challenges; and finally 5) concluding comments on the implementation of EU agricultural funds in Andalusia and indications of the new CAP's key regional impacts for the 2014-2020 period, based on the application model adopted by the Spanish authorities.

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