Economic and Monetary Affairs

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The EPP Group wants the planned European Monetary Fund (EMF) to be independent and integrated into Union law. "The European Stability...

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Commission initiative comes one week after Parliament's proposal to tax tech giants The EPP Group in the European Parliament welcomes today...

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European citizens rightly expect and demand a euro that delivers. Creating the euro was a milestone in the European integration process and a symbol...


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



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.


Press Release
29.03.2012 - 15:30

Financial Products: Risk-bound products must be assessed

Speculation and risk-bound financial products must be assessed by the EU supervisory body before they can be placed on the market. The European Parliament Rapporteur on the Directive on Markets for...
26.03.2012 - 09:45

Derivatives - regulating a €540 trillion market

A major cause for instability in the financial markets - derivatives - will finally be subject to strict EU transparency rules. This is all the more important as the volume of derivatives is enormous...
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Press Release
22.03.2012 - 12:45

MiFID: Tough rules on EU trading platforms.

The new EU Directive on Markets for Financial Instruments (MiFID) must tame the financial sector and create transparent and efficient financial markets in the EU. This is the aim of the European...
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Press Release
21.03.2012 - 12:30

Harmonising corporate tax base reduces costs and red tape

European companies doing business across borders will soon have to apply a common set of rules for calculating their tax base. The European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs...
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Press Release
21.03.2012 - 12:00

Life Insurance: consumer-friendly long-term investment

Long-term investment of insurance companies ought to be better taken care of in European insurance regulation. The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament adopted a...
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Press Release
29.02.2012 - 17:45

Excise duties: Report seeks to reduce red

The Casa Report on cooperation in the field of excise duties received a resounding vote of approval when presented before MEPs today in the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and...



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