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Finance and Monetary Affairs in the EU

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

Brussels proposes EUR 161 bn EU Budget for 2018 31 May 2017, 00:29 CET
The EU Commission proposed Tuesday a draft EU budget for 2018 of EUR 161 billion with a focus on job creation, especially for young people, and a boost to growth and strategic investments.

New EU rules clamp down on multinationals' tax avoidance 30 May 2017, 00:11 CET
Member States formally adopted new EU rules to prevent tax avoidance via non-EU countries Monday, closing down so-called 'hybrid mismatches' with the tax systems of third countries.

EU agrees system to resolve double taxation disputes 25 May 2017, 23:49 CET
EU finance ministers agreed Tuesday on a new system intended to help resolve disputes which arise between Member States from the interpretation of agreements on the elimination of double taxation.

Spring cheer for Portugal as EU issues country recommendations 22 May 2017, 18:33 CET
The European Commission recommended Monday that the EU's Excessive Deficit Procedures be closed for Portugal and Croatia, as it issued its spring package of country-specific recommendations.

2017 European Semester: Country Specific Recommendations - Commission Recommendations 22 May 2017, 18:02 CET
The European Commission presented on 22 May the 2017 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), spelling out the economic policy guidance for Member States for the coming 12 to 18 months.

EU raises growth forecast for uneven recovery 11 May 2017, 17:30 CET
The EU Commission raised growth prospects for the European economy in its Spring Forecast Thursday, but warned that in its fifth year of growth, recovery in jobs and investment remained uneven.

EU set to lighten burden on derivatives sector 11 May 2017, 00:33 CET
The EU announced reforms to the derivatives sector Thursday, with less burdensome rules to reduce costs and regulatory obligations on market participants without compromising financial stability.

MEPs back lower VAT for e-books 10 May 2017, 15:46 CET
EU citizens could pay less for e-books after plans to allow EU Member States to reduce VAT on e-publications were backed by a European Parliament committee on Wednesday.

Derivatives (EMIR) - Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 04 May 2017, 22:22 CET
Planned actions relating to Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories.

MEPs again reject blacklist of states at risk of money laundering 04 May 2017, 15:29 CET
The EU should have an autonomous process for judging whether countries are at high risk of money laundering, MEPs said after again rejecting in committee a country blacklist drawn up by the Commission.

European Pillar of Social Rights website 26 April 2017, 18:17 CET
The European Pillar of Social Rights sets out a number of key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. It will serve as a compass for a renewed process of convergence towards better working and living conditions among participating member states. It is primarily conceived for the euro area, but is applicable to all member states wishing to participate. There are 3 main categories of the pillar: Equal opportunities and access to labour market; Fair working conditions; Social protection and inclusion.

ACEA publishes 2017 Tax Guide 19 April 2017, 14:13 CET
ACEA just published the 2017 edition of its annual Tax Guide, which provides an overview of specific taxes that are levied on motor vehicles in European countries, as well as in other key markets around the world.

Contactless payments - a real benefit for customers and retailers 19 April 2017, 14:07 CET
Retailers have been at the forefront of introducing innovation and new technology to meet the ever-changing demands and needs of their customers. Contactless technology is another step in making shopping easier and quicker for customers, and allows retailers to serve them more quickly and easily.

EU probes RBS alternative to Williams & Glyn sale 04 April 2017, 22:47 CET
The EU Commission is to investigate an alternative proposal from the UK to the Royal Bank of Scotland's commitment to sell Williams & Glyn as part of its restructuring plan.

EU Council adopts shareholder rights revision 04 April 2017, 00:04 CET
The EU Council adopted Monday a revision of the EU shareholders' rights directive, which aims to strengthen the long-term engagement of shareholders in listed European companies.

Deutsche Boerse - London Stock Exchange merger blocked by EU 30 March 2017, 23:18 CET
Brussels blocked a proposed merger between Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange Wednesday, saying it would create a de facto monopoly in the markets for clearing fixed income instruments.

ACCA responds to triggering of Article 50 30 March 2017, 15:41 CET
In response to the announcement that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has been triggered by the UK government John Williams, head of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) UK says:

Article 50 Notification: European Banking Federation statement 30 March 2017, 14:02 CET
The European Banking Federation acknowledges the United Kingdom’s decision to notify its intention to withdraw from the European Union by means of triggering Article 50 of the EU Treaty.

Road deaths toll improves but EU targets may not be met 29 March 2017, 13:54 CET
Road safety statistics released Tuesday by the European Commission show a drop of 2 per cent in the number of fatalities recorded across the EU in 2016, which may not be enough to meet targets set for 2020.

Consumer financial services action plan 23 March 2017, 22:54 CET
In March 2017 the European Commission published an action plan setting out a strategy to strengthen the EU single market for retail financial services. The action plan seeks in particular to harness the potential of digitalisation and technological developments (FinTech) to improve consumer access to financial services across the EU.

New push to open up EU financial services market 23 March 2017, 22:51 CET
The EU Commission announced an action plan Thursday to open up Europe's market in financial products such as insurance, pensions, loans, and current or savings accounts to the benefit of consumers.

EBF supports EU Consumer Financial Services Plan 23 March 2017, 22:10 CET
The European Banking Federation wishes to express its support for the Consumer Financial Services Action Plan presented today by the European Commission.

Consumer financial services action plan 23 March 2017, 21:05 CET
The European Commission presented on 23 March an Action Plan that sets out ways to provide European consumers with greater choice and better access to financial services across the EU.

2016 State Aid Scoreboard 15 March 2017, 23:15 CET
The 2016 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission, shows the benefits of the State Aid Modernisation package taking place. Around 95% of new implemented aid measures fell under the new General Block Exemption Regulation and could be implemented without prior Commission approval.

Euro-MPs greenlight shareholder 'say on pay' 14 March 2017, 17:45 CET
The European Parliament gave its green light Tuesday to a revised EU shareholders' rights directive, giving shareholders a say on directors’ pay and making it easier for firms to identify their shareholders.