Bank crisis resolution paves the way to protection of taxpayers
The European parliament’s Economic and Monetary affairs committee is about to fully endorse Gunnar Hökmark's proposals for the so-called banking crisis resolution, which aims to provide some harmonisation of national laws and tools for preventing, quickly addressing, and resolving bank crises.
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At a hearing on network and information security MEP Andreas Schwab (EPP Group) said Parliamentary “unawareness” on the US´ controversial PRISM intelligence has led to fears of spying on levels not supportable under EU regulations. Protection against cybercrime and terrorism yes,...
New EU legislation that reinforces Schengen border controls will shift authority to a European level, set strict guidelines for temporary border checks and conduct unannounced inspections. Rapporteur Carlos Coelho of the EPP Group says Schengen could be in danger without the new legislation, after...
Striking air traffic controllers protesting efforts to implement a single European airspace should recognise that the Single European Sky would make air travel more efficient and create jobs, says EPP Group Vice President Marian-Jean Marinescu, who authored the legislation.
The European Parliament approves legislation to create a more effective, Europe-wide system of asylum processing to ensure speedier, fairer process. The measures are also aimed at preventing so-called "hopping and shopping" by asylum seekers in Europe, and at fighting terrorism and...
Commenting on a confirmation hearing for Commissioner-designate for consumer affairs, Neven Mimica, the EPP Group’s Andreas Schwab called for more-specific commitments from him to address consumer issues. Mr. Schwab expressed confidence that Mr. Mimica would provide those specifics.
At an exchange of views Wednesday between the European Parliament’s Environment Committee and Environment Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, the EPP Group’s Richard Seeber rejects calls for “backloading” CO2 allowances as an anti-industry measure. He emphasizes the...
The EPP Group spokesperson in the European Parliament Budgetary Control Committee, Ingeborg Grässle, has demanded the immediate reform of the EU´s anti-fraud office. She said that OLAF needs a new Director in order to ensure better management.
MEPs endorsed a report by EPP Group Member Herbert Reul for a European scheme to render the promotion of renewables more efficient.
In a key debate in the European Parliament, the EPP Group set the EU agenda for the fight against tax evasion and fraud. Group Chairman Joseph Daul proposed the political framework and the Group's Spokesperson Sirpa Pietikäinen drew up a list of measures and actions to be taken.
People First, The Big Debate, starting 13:00 CET on 23rd April 2013