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Guides on the EU policy on Finance.
European Semester: The Spring Package
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
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
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)
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.
European Semester Autumn Package
The von der Leyen Commission launched a new European Semester cycle on 17 December, the first of its mandate. It presented an ambitious, rebooted growth strategy focused on promoting competitive sustainability to build an economy that works for people and the planet.
European Semester 2019 Spring Package
The European Commission has taken the next steps in the 2019 cycle of the European Semester of economic policy coordination.
Circular Economy Package Report
The European Commission adopted a Report on 4 March on its 2015 Circular Economy Action Plan to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which aimed at boosting global competitiveness, fostering sustainable economic growth and generating new jobs.
European Semester 2019: Winter Package
In its annual assessment of the economic and social situation in the EU Member States, the European Commission on 27 February stressed the need to promote investment, pursue responsible fiscal policies and implement well-designed reforms.
Money laundering: EU list of high-risk third countries
The EU Commission adopted on 13 February its new list of 23 third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks.
Report on Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the European Union
The European Commission presented on 23 January a comprehensive report on investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by a number of EU Member States.
European Commission Opinion on the 2019 draft budgetary plan of Italy
The European Commission identified on 23 October in the draft budgetary plan submitted by Italy for 2019 a particularly serious non-compliance with the fiscal recommendation addressed to Italy by the Council on 13 July 2018.
State of the Union 2018: stronger anti-money laundering supervision
In the 2018 'State of the Union' address to the European Parliament, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker proposed stronger anti-money laundering supervision for a 'stable banking and financial sector'.
Updated Blocking Statute in support of Iran nuclear deal
As the first batch of re-imposed US sanctions on Iran took effect, the EU's updated Blocking Statute entered into force early on 7 August to mitigate their impact on the interests of EU companies doing legitimate business in Iran.
EU guidance on protection of cross-border EU investments
The European Commission on 19 July issued guidance to help EU investors to invoke their rights before national administrations and courts and to help Member States to protect the public interest in compliance with EU law.
EU External Investment Plan
As part of its External Investment Plan, the EU gave its green light to a package of financial guarantee programmes worth around EUR 800 million on 10 July. This will help to leverage an estimated EUR 8-9 billion in public and private investment in Africa and the Neighbourhood.
Greece post-programme framework to support normalisation
The European Commission adopted a decision on 11 July to activate the enhanced surveillance framework for Greece to support the implementation of agreed reforms following the successful conclusion of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme.
EU Customs Union: the world's largest trading bloc
The EU's Customs Union celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 1, and is seen by many as one of the European Union's greatest achievements.
EU budget for external action
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase the external action budget to €123 billion, with plans to simplify its structure and make it much more flexible and effective to address today's global challenges.
The InvestEU Programme
The European Parliament on 18 April approved a provisional and partial deal with EU ministers on a new EU programme to support investment and access to finance during 2021-2027.
Commission proposal to amend the Motor Insurance Directive
The European Commission proposed on 24 May to strengthen EU rules on motor insurance to better protect victims of motor vehicle accidents and improve the rights of insurance policyholders.