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European Semester 2022 Spring Package guide by EUbusiness — last modified 23 May 2022, 17:23 CET
The European Commission's 2022 European Semester Spring Package provides Member States with support and guidance two years on from the first impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the midst of Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Renewed strategy for the outermost regions - guide by EUbusiness — last modified 06 May 2022, 00:08 CET
The European Commission adopted on 3 May a renewed Strategy for the most remote parts of the EU, the so-called outermost regions, aiming to unlock their potential through appropriate investment and reforms.
EU Taxonomy Complementary Climate Delegated Act covering certain nuclear and gas activities by EUbusiness — last modified 02 February 2022, 17:36 CET
The European Commission presented on 2 February a Taxonomy Complementary Climate Delegated Act on climate change mitigation and adaptation covering certain gas and nuclear activities.
Minimum corporate taxation by EUbusiness — last modified 23 December 2021, 00:38 CET
The European Commission proposed on 22 December a Directive ensuring a minimum effective tax rate for the global activities of large multinational groups.
Anti-Coercion Instrument by EUbusiness — last modified 08 December 2021, 21:47 CET
The European Commission proposed on 8 December a new tool to counter the use of economic coercion by third countries.
Agreement on new rules governing VAT rates by EUbusiness — last modified 07 December 2021, 17:15 CET
EU finance ministers reached agreement on 7 December to update the current rules governing value-added tax (VAT) rates for goods and services.
Proposals for amendments to the Solvency II Directive and a new Insurance Recovery and Resolution Directive by EUbusiness — last modified 22 September 2021, 23:32 CET
The European Commission adopted on 22 September a comprehensive review of EU insurance rules (known as "Solvency II") so that insurance companies can scale up long-term investment in Europe's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) by EUbusiness — last modified 20 July 2021, 22:11 CET
The European Commission presented on 20 July a package of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU's anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. The package also includes the proposal for the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering.
European Green Bonds Regulation by EUbusiness — last modified 06 July 2021, 23:43 CET
The European Commission adopted on 6 July a number of measures to increase its level of ambition on sustainable finance.
Funding strategy for NextGenerationEU by EUbusiness — last modified 15 April 2021, 00:19 CET
The European took steps on 14 April to ensure that borrowing under the temporary recovery instrument NextGenerationEU will be financed on the most advantageous terms for EU Member States and their citizens.
Recovery and Resilience Facility - background guide by EUbusiness — last modified 10 February 2021, 14:18 CET
The RRF is the key instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU, the EU's plan for emerging stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will play a crucial role in helping Europe recover from the economic and social impact of the pandemic and will help to make the EU's economies and societies more resilient and secure the green and digital transitions.
Long-term EU budget for 2021-2027 - background guide by EUbusiness — last modified 17 December 2020, 17:50 CET
Following the European Parliament's consent, the EU Council adopted on 17 December the regulation laying down the EU's multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027.
European Semester Autumn Package - Q&A by EUbusiness — last modified 18 November 2020, 23:33 CET
The European Commission presented on 18 November its autumn economic policy package, including the Opinions on euro area Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) for 2021 and policy recommendations for the euro area.
Screening of foreign direct investments by EUbusiness — last modified 09 October 2020, 23:19 CET
The EU framework for screening of foreign direct investment (FDI) becomes fully operational as of 11 October 2020.
Commission to issue EU SURE bonds of up to EUR 100 billion as social bonds by EUbusiness — last modified 08 October 2020, 00:15 CET
The European Commission announced on 7 October that it will issue its forthcoming EU SURE bonds of up to EUR 100 billion as social bonds.
Capital Markets Recovery Package by EUbusiness — last modified 25 July 2020, 00:24 CET
The European Commission on 24 July adopted a Capital Markets Recovery Package, as part of the Commission's overall coronavirus recovery strategy.
European Semester: The Spring Package by EUbusiness — last modified 20 May 2020, 23:18 CET
The European Commission proposed on 20 May country-specific recommendations (CSRs) providing economic policy guidance to all EU Member States in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, focused on the most urgent challenges brought about by the pandemic and on relaunching sustainable growth.
Coronavirus Global Response - Q&A by EUbusiness — last modified 05 May 2020, 00:06 CET
The European Union is joining forces with global partners to kick-start a pledging effort - the Coronavirus Global Response - starting on 4 May 2020.
European Green Deal Investment Plan + Just Transition Mechanism by EUbusiness — last modified 14 January 2020, 23:20 CET
The European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - presented on 14 January will mobilise public investment and help to unlock private funds through EU financial instruments, notably InvestEU, which would lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.
EU-wide classification system for sustainable investments (taxonomy) by EUbusiness — last modified 19 December 2019, 13:42 CET
The European Parliament and the EU Council reached agreement on 18 December on the creation of the world's first-ever 'green list' - a classification system for sustainable economic activities, or taxonomy.