Economic and Monetary Affairs

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New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "It will get much tougher to remain unseen when doing shady financial...

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Today, the European Parliament approved the extension of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, referred to as EFSI 2.0. This extension...

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EPP Group calls for speeding up work on blacklists of tax havens and places used for money laundering "Normal citizens and companies pay...

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"Value added tax must be collected where the consumer is, not where the merchant is. A new VAT system must be based on such a destination...

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The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs is responsible for the economic and monetary policies of the Union, the functioning of Economic and Monetary Union and the European monetary and financial system. It also deals with the free movement of capital and payments and with rules on competition and state aid.

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Press Release
26.10.2017 - 09:30

Securitisations: turning poison into a remedy

European Parliament adopts new rules for reselling of debt claims - "We must stop rewrapping and rewrapping" "We want to remedy what has been turned into poison", said Othmar...
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Press Release
11.10.2017 - 12:54

Fresh momentum for Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS)

EDIS Rapporteur, Esther de Lange MEP, has welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on completing the Banking Union. The Communication sets out a new, possible way...
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Press Release
10.10.2017 - 12:04

Clarity for bank shareholders, but no taxpayers' money

The Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) changed the logic of the European financial markets. It has clarified that shareholders and investors must take on the losses themselves. They can...
Businessman analyzing business data and using calculator
Press Release
04.10.2017 - 09:37

VAT must be collected where the consumer is

"Value added tax must be collected where the consumer is, not where the merchant is. A new VAT system must be based on such a destination principle", said Burkhard Balz MEP today, EPP Group...
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Press Release
13.09.2017 - 11:50

EFSI 2.0 to mobilise €500 billion for investment in EU

After the seventh and final negotiating round, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement on the extension of the duration of the European Fund for...
Palm growing from pile of euros
Press Release
04.07.2017 - 13:57

Fight tax avoidance without discrimination against Europeans

The EPP Group welcomes the outcome of today's vote on new tax transparency rules for multi-national companies. "We want transparency. We want to shed light on the unfair profit shifting...

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