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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 30 September 2016, 10:27 CET

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.

The role of renewables and mega project infrastructure financing discussed at the Benelux Infrastructure Forum this November 10 August 2016, 12:04 CET
The Benelux Infrastructure Forum returns to Amsterdam on 23-24 November for it’s15th consecutive year.

Hear updates on the Funding Opportunities within the Benelux region at the Benelux Infrastructure Forum 03 August 2016, 00:05 CET
SMi Group reports (London, UK): SMi are delighted to present the 15th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum which takes places in Amsterdam, Netherlands on the 23-24th November 2016.

EBA stress test shows resilience of EU banking sector 30 July 2016, 00:15 CET
The European Banking Federation, as representative body for 32 national banking associations in Europe, takes note of the publication by the European Banking Authority (EBA) of its 2016 European Union-wide stress test.

ECB holds off action post-Brexit vote 21 July 2016, 18:32 CET
The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged Thursday, with ECB president Mario Draghi suggesting financial markets had weathered a spike of uncertainty and volatility following the UK's Brexit referendum.

Post-UK vote uncertainty could hit EU recovery 19 July 2016, 23:23 CET
With markets and exchange rates affected by uncertainty and volatility, the European Commission published Tuesday its first assessment of the economic outlook for the EU after the UK's 23 June referendum.

EU moves to boost access to venture capital 14 July 2016, 22:28 CET
The European Commission proposed amendments to the European Venture Capital Funds and to the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds regulations Thursday in a boost for EU capital markets.

Spain, Portugal face EU sanctions over excessive deficits 12 July 2016, 23:16 CET
EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels Tuesday backed sanctions against Spain and Portugal for failing to correct their excessive deficits according to their recommendations.

Commission confirms Spain, Portugal missed budgetary targets 12 July 2016, 00:09 CET
The European Commission confirmed Thursday that Spain and Portugal will not correct their excessive deficit by recommended deadlines, and that they risk financial sanctions.

Expert speaker panel continues to grow at Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016 08 July 2016, 17:36 CET
SMi Group reports (07.07.16, London, UK): SMi are delighted to announce that sponsor 3i will also be speaking at the Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016 which takes places in Amsterdam, Netherlands on the 23-24th November 2016.