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The Commission issued on 4 May its spring economic forecast. In short, the EU economy is in the midst of its deepest and most widespread recession in the ...
Growth outlook raised - unemployment and public accounts to improve further as growth stays solid - The economic prospects look even brighter than six months ...
Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) - Stability and convergence programmes update 2006-2007
The Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) is a set of rules designed to ensure that countries in the European Union pursue sound public finances and coordinate their ...
European Commission Green Paper on the feasibility of introducing Stability Bonds - guide
The Green Paper published by the European Commission today structures the political debate in the EU on the rationale, pre-conditions and possible options of ...
Communication on enhancing economic policy coordination for stability, growth and jobs: COM(2010) 367/2
The Communication develops the proposals for greater economic policy co-ordination and surveillance, sets out effective enforcement mechanisms, and proposes a ...
The Stability Pact is the first serious attempt by the international community to replace the previous, reactive crisis intervention policy in South Eastern ...
A roadmap to stability and growth
The European Commission has presented a roadmap outlining the comprehensive response that is needed to restore confidence in the Euro area and the European ...
Reform of the EU Statutory Audit Market
The European Parliament on 3 April endorsed a draft agreement with the Council of Ministers on legislation to open up the EU audit services market beyond the ...
Commission issues Recommendation to strengthen confidence in statutory audit
The European Commission on 13 May 2008 issued a Recommendation on "external quality assurance for statutory auditors and audit firms auditing public interest ...
Progress report on Action Plan to strengthen the European Commission's supervisory role over shared management of structural actions
The European Commission has today adopted a progress report on the implementation of its action plan to strengthen the shared management of the EU structural ...
EU Action Plan on financing sustainable growth
The European Commission presented on 8 March an Action Plan on sustainable finance and financial technology.
The SWIFT case and the American Terrorist Finance Tracking Program
After the 11th September 2001 terrorist attacks, the United States Department of the Treasury ("U.S. Treasury") developed the "Terrorist Finance Tracking ...
Mitigating Systemic Risk - A Role for Securities Regulators
This Discussion Paper of the Technical Committee of IOSCO addresses the role that securities regulators play in promoting financial system stability. In ...
TARGET2-Securities Online - Winter 2011
TARGET2-Securities is a project of the European Central Bank, aiming at harmonising the way funds and securities are moved between EU countries. In the T2S ...
Direct taxation : EC Communication on the application of anti-abuse measures - guide
The European Commission adopted on 10 December 2007 a Communication inviting EU Member States to carry out a general review of their anti-abuse rules in the ...
This report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the Member States of the European Union and Norway.
Taxation in the EU
Within the EU, governments retain sole responsibility for levels of direct taxation – i.e. tax on personal incomes and company profits. What EU taxation policy ...
The "Taxes in Europe" database is the European Commission's on-line information tool covering the main taxes in force in the EU Member States. Access is free ...
TI welcomes new transparency on EU fund beneficiaries but calls for more standardised information
Transparency International (TI) welcomes the European Union's (EU) new system for disclosing the beneficiaries of its funds. The European Commission recently ...
Report on Trading of OTC Derivatives
This report presents the IOSCO Task Force's analysis of the characteristics of exchanges and electronic platforms, the characteristics of over-the-counter ...
Enhanced Cooperation on Financial Transaction Tax
In September 2011, the European Commission tabled a proposal for a Directive on a financial transaction tax. The essence of this proposal was that a low-rate, ...
Taxation of the Financial Sector - COM(2010) 549/5
Financial transactions tax - COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE ...
Financial Sector Taxation - guide
The European Commission has set out its ideas for the future taxation of the financial sector. Working on the basis that the financial sector needs to make a ...
Transparency of Debtors assets - guide
The European Commission on 6 March 2008 adopted a Green paper with the scope to launch a broad consultation among interested parties on how to improve the ...
Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union - guide
At the informal summit on 30 January a new Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union was finalised by all EU Member ...
Consumer protection in financial services - Undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) – improved requirements for depositaries and fund managers
The European Commission has presented a legislative package that raises standards in financial services and removes loopholes for the benefit of consumers. ...
Joint press release: SEPA risks failure unless corrections are made, say end users
The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) that aims to establish one set of Europe-wide rules for credit transfers, debt transfers and payment card services risks ...
Union for the Mediterranean: Commission increases contribution to priority projects - briefing
On the eve of the first anniversary of the launching of the Union for the Mediterranean (Paris, 13 July 2008), the European Commission has announced an ...
Task Force on Unregulated Financial Markets and Products
This report by the Technical Committee of IOSCO makes recommendations about regulatory approaches to be considered by financial market regulators and then ...
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