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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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
An EU plan to cut red tape bureaucracy and speed expansion of broadband internet to all Europeans by 2020 will boost the economy, says shadow rapporteur Gunnar Hökmark of the EPP Group. But the EU needs to set “higher targets” if it wants to remain highly competitive...
The European Parliament has approved a new system of settling cross-border disputes quicker and cheaper, removing a key barrier to cross-border online shopping and business activity.
The European parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday approved the so-called Two Pack measures aimed at strengthening the Stability and Growth Pact that imposes rules on national governments´ spending to avoid another financial crisis. EPP Group MEP Jean-Paul Gauzès, a rapporteur, says the...
European leaders need to approve a new 7-year budget framework that includes funding increases for infrastructure and future industries, or they risk "choking Europe", says Alain Lamassoure, chairman of the European Parliament Budget Committee and a member of the EPP Group.
EPP Group Chairman Joseph Daul, in an interview with EPP TV, calls on Europe's leaders to agree on a 2014-2020 budget framework that ensures investment in Europe's future, especially for countries in need.
EPP Group fights for stable EU Budget 2014 - 2020 In this short on-the-spot interview, Rapporteur Reimer Böge highlights the EPP Group's priorities for efficient, tailor-made spending to help fight youth unemployment