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Finance and Monetary Affairs in the EU

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

Merkel comments help Euro regain ground - Euro currency news daily 29 June 2016, 12:27 CET

MEPs vote in new rules on property settlement in divorces 23 June 2016, 22:36 CET
MEPs approved Thursday new rules for deciding which country’s courts should settle property disputes in divorce or death cases involving international couples or registered partnerships.

MEPs step up fight against tax evasion and tax havens 23 June 2016, 01:26 CET
MEPs on a special committee on tax rulings set up by the European Parliament produced a raft of tough measures Tuesday designed to make corporate taxation 'fairer and clearer'.

UK referendum: ECB ready for contingencies 23 June 2016, 01:26 CET
The European Central Bank is ready for all contingencies following the UK's EU referendum, ECB President Mario Draghi told MEPs as Britons prepared to vote on whether to remain in the EU.

New EU rules to promote high-quality audits in force 20 June 2016, 23:50 CET
New EU statutory audit rules came into force Friday, with the aim of enhancing investor trust in companies' financial information, and boosting confidence in Europe's financial sector.

Benelux Infrastructure: Updates from Port of Rotterdam, KBC Bank, and Rabobank… 17 June 2016, 17:20 CET
SMi Reports (2016.06.17, Amsterdam, Netherlands): SMi Group announces the return of the industry leading Benelux Infrastructure Forum to take place on 23rd and 24th November 2016 at the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam. This event will provide updates on the latest trends within the Benelux oil and gas market.

Investment Plan for Europe and Energy 16 June 2016, 23:19 CET
One year after the launch of the Investment plan for Europe and the Energy Union, a number of sustainable, low-carbon projects around Europe are beginning to bring about real change on the road to Energy Union.

EU annual inflation up to -0.1 pct in May 16 June 2016, 16:34 CET
Annual inflation in the European Union was -0.1% in May, up from -0.2% the previous month. A year earlier the rate was 0.3%. The figures come from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

Eurozone industrial production picks up in April 14 June 2016, 18:56 CET
Seasonally adjusted industrial production in the eurozone rebounded by 1.1 per cent in April - and 1.3% in the whole of the EU - compared with the previous month, according to Eurostat estimates out Tuesday.

New EU rules on card fees enter into force 09 June 2016, 20:23 CET
New rules to make the costs of payments with debit or credit cards more transparent to retailers and consumers and allow them to make efficient choices entered into force Thursday.

Interchange Fees Regulation 09 June 2016, 18:22 CET
The Regulation on Interchange Fees for Card-based payment transactions entered into force in June 2015. It is aimed at addressing the widely varying and excessive hidden interchange fees which are an obstacle to the Single Market and a barrier to innovation.

EU Parliament approves EUR 500m loans to Tunisia 09 June 2016, 17:43 CET
MEPs gave their backing Wednesday to a plan to lend Tunisia EUR 500 million on favourable terms, in order to help it reduce its external debt and consolidate its democratic mechanism.

Member States back prospectus reform 09 June 2016, 12:39 CET
EU Member States gave their backing Wednesday to a proposal to overhaul prospectus rules that apply when firms wish to tap Europe's capital markets.

Euro hopefuls not yet ready to join 08 June 2016, 16:24 CET
Of the seven countries legally committed to adopting the euro, none currently meets all the conditions for joining the single currency, says the 2016 Convergence Report, published Tuesday.

EU looks to key partnerships to help tackle migrant crisis 07 June 2016, 19:09 CET
A new focus on third country partnerships in conjunction with development aid to tackle the root causes of migration was promised by the EU Commission in a new plan set out Tuesday.

Public consultation on cross-borders distribution of investment funds 02 June 2016, 22:12 CET
The Commission is launching a consultation on the main barriers to the cross-border distribution of investment funds (UCITS and AIF) in order to increase the proportion of funds marketed and sold across the EU.

Eurozone industrial producer prices down 0.3 pct in April 02 June 2016, 16:28 CET
Industrial producer prices in the eurozone fell by 0.3 per cent in April 2016 compared with the month before, and by 0.2 per cent in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat.

Eurozone jobless lowest since 2011 at 10.2 pct 01 June 2016, 23:03 CET
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for the Eurozone remained stable at 10.2% in April compared with the previous month, according to Eurostat, and down from 11.0% in April last year.

Introducing Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016 26 May 2016, 22:24 CET
SMi Group are delighted to announce the return of the industry leading Benelux Infrastructure Forum taking place on 23rd and 24th November 2016 at the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam this Autumn.

Eurozone finance ministers agree to unlock Greek aid 25 May 2016, 17:25 CET
The EU's Eurogroup ministers welcomed a staff-level agreement between Greece and the institutions Tuesday, paving the way for finalisation of the first review of Greece's macroeconomic adjustment programme.

Spain, Portugal under caution over budget deficits 18 May 2016, 23:52 CET
Spain and Portugal were given one more year to correct their excessive deficits after the European Commission published its Spring economic package Wednesday.

One year delay for MiFID II directive 18 May 2016, 21:48 CET
The EU confirmed Wednesday a one-year delay to the MiFID directive, new securities market rules which regulate firms providing share-dealing services, after a Council agreement with the European Parliament.

Annual inflation in the EU down to -0.2 pct 18 May 2016, 12:45 CET
European Union annual inflation dropped to -0.2% in April 2016, down from 0.0% in March. The rate for March last year was also 0.0%, according to Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

EU toughens rules to stop rigging of market benchmarks 18 May 2016, 12:35 CET
The EU adopted new rules Tuesday aimed at restoring trust in interest rate benchmarks and avoiding the kind of manipulation of such instruments seen in the recent Libor and Euribor scandals.

Eurozone trade surplus up to EUR 28.6 bn in March 17 May 2016, 12:44 CET
First estimates for March show a surplus in international trade in goods for the Eurozone of EUR 28.6 bn and a EUR 7.2 bn surplus for the whole EU, according to Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.