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Finance and Monetary Affairs in the EU

Latest news on economic and monetary affairs in the European Union.

Euro currency news daily 24 October 2016, 11:01 CET

European Fiscal Board 20 October 2016, 15:45 CET
Following the Five Presidents' Report on completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union, the Commission decided last October to set up a European Fiscal Board as an independent advisory board on fiscal matters.

UK at risk of Brexit brain drain, warns ACCA 18 October 2016, 13:57 CET
With the UK government seemingly committed to sacrificing freedom of movement in pursuit of a 'hard' Brexit, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has warned that the country could face a 'brain drain' of top professionals.

EU needs better spending to regain citizens' trust 17 October 2016, 22:51 CET
The new president of the EU's Court of Auditors has called on the EU to improve its accounts by delivering better value for money and more transparency, and ensure its financial rules are correctly applied.

EU on track for climate change talks, say finance ministers 13 October 2016, 15:12 CET
European finance ministers confirmed the EU mandate for the upcoming Marrakesh conference Tuesday, agreeing to provide public finance to tackle the causes and impacts of climate change.

EU unemployment rate lowest since 2009 12 October 2016, 01:06 CET
Employment in the EU has increased in almost all Member States, according to the autumn edition of the European Commission's Employment and Social Development in Europe Quarterly Review.

Finance ministers continue to be a weak link in tackling climate change 11 October 2016, 23:44 CET
Finance ministers met today in Luxembourg to discuss climate finance, just one month ahead of the next international climate summit COP22 in Marrakech. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcomes the re-iteration by finance ministers to continue to provide public finance to tackle both the causes and impacts of climate change. But despite the rehashed pledge, EU Member States must provide much more clarity on how support for international climate action will be scaled up.

'No problem' with Ireland's corporate tax rate - Vestager 11 October 2016, 17:14 CET
"We have no problem with the 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate in Ireland", the EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Irish Euro-MPs at a committee hearing on Monday.

Brussels conference pledges support for Afghanistan 06 October 2016, 19:34 CET
An international conference has pledged support worth a total of EUR 13.6 bn, cementing a 'partnership for prosperity and peace' between the Afghan government and the international community.

EU-Afghanistan relations 05 October 2016, 17:54 CET
The European Union has a long-term partnership with Afghanistan. Since 2002, the European Union has provided EUR 3.66 billion in development and humanitarian aid, making it the fourth largest donor in support of the Afghan people. Afghanistan is also the largest beneficiary of EU development assistance; together with its Member States, the European Union contributes more than EUR 1 billion in development assistance per year to Afghanistan.

EU opens probe into LSE - Deutsche Boerse merger 29 September 2016, 22:39 CET
The Commission is to investigate whether the proposed merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse would reduce competition in several financial market infrastructure areas.

Brexit risk to Euro economy remains: ECB's Draghi 27 September 2016, 23:41 CET
The eurozone economy has been resilient to global and political uncertainty, particularly to the UK's Brexit vote, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi told Euro-MPs Monday, but risks to the economic outlook remain.

EIB signs SME finance deals with Malta, Slovakia 27 September 2016, 00:01 CET
The European Investment Fund has signed new SME financing agreements with banks in Malta and Slovakia to provide low-cost loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises and mid-caps.

Card industry creates the European Cards Stakeholders Group, an association dedicated to cards standardisation in Europe 15 September 2016, 17:35 CET
The first board meeting of the newly created European Cards Stakeholders Group (ECSG) was held today. This new industry association takes over the mission of the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG), which was created in 2009.

Completing the Capital Markets Union 14 September 2016, 19:46 CET
The European Commission set out on 14 September the next steps to accelerate the completion of the Capital Markets Union (CMU), a flagship project of the Juncker Commission to boost jobs and growth in Europe.

EU External Investment Plan 14 September 2016, 18:42 CET
An External Investment Plan, proposed by the European Commission on 14 September, would support investment in our partner countries, in Africa and the European Neighbourhood, to strengthen EU partnerships, promote a new model of participation of the private sector and contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The plan forms part of broader efforts the EU is pursuing on the basis of the new Partnership Framework adopted in June.

European Parliament vote to reject PRIIPs RTS welcomed 14 September 2016, 18:14 CET
Today a very broad majority of the European Parliament has voted to object to the regulatory technical standards (RTS) for the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation.

Preliminary List of Attendees released for Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016 13 September 2016, 18:43 CET
SMi’s Benelux Infrastructure Forum returns to Amsterdam this November for its 15th successive year.

2017 EU Budget focuses on growth, jobs and migration 13 September 2016, 13:34 CET
The EU Budget for 2017 continued its progress through the EU institutions Monday, as the Council focused on measures to address the migration crisis and its root causes, and actions to boost Europe's economy and create jobs.

£82m EIB backing for Humber Gateway offshore transmission link 08 September 2016, 00:23 CET
The EU's investment bank is to provide GBP 82 million for the purchase, operation and maintenance of a new electricity transmission connection between the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm and the UK's national electricity network.

EUR 160 billion VAT gap "unacceptable", says EU 07 September 2016, 22:45 CET
EU Member States lost a staggering EUR 159.5 billion in uncollected VAT revenue in 2014, according to figures released by the European Commission on Tuesday in support of its case for VAT reform.

VAT Gap 06 September 2016, 19:01 CET
Member States in the European Union are losing billions of euros in value-added tax (VAT) revenues because of tax fraud and inadequate tax collection systems. The VAT Gap, which is the difference between expected VAT revenues and VAT actually collected, provides an estimate of revenue loss due to tax fraud, tax evasion and tax avoidance, but also due to bankruptcies, financial insolvencies or miscalculations.

EU defends Greek deficit statistics 30 August 2016, 18:44 CET
The European Union has defended the credibility of Greece's statistics body ELSTAT, as its former head Andreas Georgiou remains under threat of prison over reporting Greece's huge deficit in 2009.

Better social statistics for a social Europe 25 August 2016, 01:00 CET
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.

Project risk management and managing complex PPP infrastructure projects explored at SMi's Benelux Infrastructure Forum 24 August 2016, 22:37 CET
In its 15th successive year, the Benelux Infrastructure Forum returns to Amsterdam on 23-24 November 2016.