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Macro-Financial Assistance to EU Member States - State of Play, January 2017

12-01-2017

This document provides regularly updated information on EU Member States receiving financial assistance from the ESM, the EFSF, the EFSM, the EU balance of payments assistance facility, other Member States and/or the IMF. It also covers the post-programme reviews undertaken by the European Commission (EC) in liaison with the ECB (Post-Programme Surveillance, PPS), the IMF (Post-Programme Monitoring, PPM) and the ESM (Early Warning System, EWS).

This document provides regularly updated information on EU Member States receiving financial assistance from the ESM, the EFSF, the EFSM, the EU balance of payments assistance facility, other Member States and/or the IMF. It also covers the post-programme reviews undertaken by the European Commission (EC) in liaison with the ECB (Post-Programme Surveillance, PPS), the IMF (Post-Programme Monitoring, PPM) and the ESM (Early Warning System, EWS).

Implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact – January 2017

10-01-2017

This document gives an overview of key developments under the preventive and corrective arms of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) on the basis of the latest Council decisions and recommendations and the Commission Opinions (of 16 November 2016) on compliance of the 2017 Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) of euro area Member States with the SGP. The document is regularly updated.

This document gives an overview of key developments under the preventive and corrective arms of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) on the basis of the latest Council decisions and recommendations and the Commission Opinions (of 16 November 2016) on compliance of the 2017 Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) of euro area Member States with the SGP. The document is regularly updated.

European Council Conclusions (10th edition)

13-12-2016

The European Council's role - to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' - has developed rapidly over the past seven years. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the European Parliament's in-house research service and think-tank, has been monitoring and analysing the European Council's delivery of the various commitments made in the conclusions ...

The European Council's role - to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' - has developed rapidly over the past seven years. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the European Parliament's in-house research service and think-tank, has been monitoring and analysing the European Council's delivery of the various commitments made in the conclusions of its meetings. This overview, presented in the form of a regularly updated Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date, is designed to review the degree of progress in realising the goals which the European Council has set itself since January 2010 and to assist the Parliament in exercising its important oversight role in this field.

Policy Departments’ Monthly Highlights - December 2016

12-12-2016

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

EU Aid Volunteers initiative

30-11-2016

Following a pilot phase in 2011-2014, the EU Aid Volunteers initiative was officially established in 2014. Its aims are to increase the EU’s humanitarian aid capacity, encourage and facilitate volunteering amongst young Europeans, facilitate collaboration in this area and help train and prepare volunteers. While still modest in scale, the initiative is expected to contribute to the EU’s response to the increased need for well-trained aid volunteers.

Following a pilot phase in 2011-2014, the EU Aid Volunteers initiative was officially established in 2014. Its aims are to increase the EU’s humanitarian aid capacity, encourage and facilitate volunteering amongst young Europeans, facilitate collaboration in this area and help train and prepare volunteers. While still modest in scale, the initiative is expected to contribute to the EU’s response to the increased need for well-trained aid volunteers.

Common Agricultural Policy and revision of the 2014-2020 MFF

30-11-2016

The EU's 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework provides medium-term expenditure predictability in support of investment in Europe's priorities. The Commission presented its mid-term review/revision of the multiannual EU budget (2014-2020) on 14 September 2016 in Strasbourg. Without increasing spending limits, the package as presented is intended to free up an additional €6.3 billion in financing by 2020. These resources will be used mainly to foster job creation, investment and economic growth ...

The EU's 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework provides medium-term expenditure predictability in support of investment in Europe's priorities. The Commission presented its mid-term review/revision of the multiannual EU budget (2014-2020) on 14 September 2016 in Strasbourg. Without increasing spending limits, the package as presented is intended to free up an additional €6.3 billion in financing by 2020. These resources will be used mainly to foster job creation, investment and economic growth and to address the migration crisis. In this context, the Commission presented a legal proposal (omnibus regulation) that contains changes to the basic EU Financial Regulation and to the main EU funding regulations. The omnibus proposal touches, inter alia, on all four of the basic regulations governing the Common Agriculture Policy. These cover Direct Payments, Rural Development, Common Market Organisation and the ‘Horizontal’ Regulation, covering issues such as funding and controls. The changes that are proposed aim at fine-tuning some elements of the current CAP, as described in this briefing, and making life easier for both farmers and national authorities. Looking ahead, the proposed revision of the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Frame-work will prepare the ground for a subsequent MFF proposal in support of EU priorities for the post-2020 period. This could be presented by the end of 2017. With the omnibus regulation proposal, it appears unlikely that a major restructuring of the basic architecture of the CAP will take place in the current programming period. More substantial legal proposals for a post-2020 CAP could be presented in 2018, in line with the post-2020 MFF communication. Such a scenario would enable the European Parliament, as co-legislator, to negotiate the implications of the current CAP revision, and a more substantial post-2020 reform for the CAP in parallel.

2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF): Mid-term revision

30-11-2016

The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) sets the maximum level of resources ('ceiling') for each major category of EU spending for the years 2014-2020. Based on the compulsory mid-term review of the MFF, the European Commission proposes to modify the flexibility provisions and special instruments of the MFF Regulation. The aim is to increase the capacity of the EU budget to address unforeseen events and new priorities, against a backdrop of persistent challenges inside and outside the EU. The proposal ...

The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) sets the maximum level of resources ('ceiling') for each major category of EU spending for the years 2014-2020. Based on the compulsory mid-term review of the MFF, the European Commission proposes to modify the flexibility provisions and special instruments of the MFF Regulation. The aim is to increase the capacity of the EU budget to address unforeseen events and new priorities, against a backdrop of persistent challenges inside and outside the EU. The proposal is part of a broader package that seeks to allocate an extra €6.33 billion to job creation, growth, migration and security challenges, without modifying the MFF ceilings. The Parliament has long pushed for MFF revision. The Council reached broad consensus on a compromise on 15 November, but one Member State was unable to lift its reservation on the text at that point.

CJEU rules sale of bitcoin exempt from VAT

28-11-2016

The legal framework for virtual currencies, such as bitcoin, is still far from clear. One controversial aspect is the status of bitcoins under tax law. In a 2015 judgment, the CJEU provided clarification on the status of bitcoins for the purposes of value added tax.

The legal framework for virtual currencies, such as bitcoin, is still far from clear. One controversial aspect is the status of bitcoins under tax law. In a 2015 judgment, the CJEU provided clarification on the status of bitcoins for the purposes of value added tax.

Conciliation agreement on the 2017 EU budget

25-11-2016

On the final day of the three-week conciliation period, the negotiating teams of the European Parliament and Council reached provisional agreement on next year's EU budget. The joint text, which sets total commitments at €157.86 billion and total payments at €134.49 billion, is scheduled for adoption by the Council on 29 November and vote by the EP in plenary two days later.

On the final day of the three-week conciliation period, the negotiating teams of the European Parliament and Council reached provisional agreement on next year's EU budget. The joint text, which sets total commitments at €157.86 billion and total payments at €134.49 billion, is scheduled for adoption by the Council on 29 November and vote by the EP in plenary two days later.

Erasmus +

18-11-2016

Erasmus+ is the European Union's education, training, youth and sport programme for the years 2014-2020. It promotes the learning mobility of individuals, cooperation for innovation and the exchange of best practice, and policy reform. The programme includes an international dimension and therefore also supports the EU's external action.

Erasmus+ is the European Union's education, training, youth and sport programme for the years 2014-2020. It promotes the learning mobility of individuals, cooperation for innovation and the exchange of best practice, and policy reform. The programme includes an international dimension and therefore also supports the EU's external action.

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