Finanskrisen

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  • Adopted on 18/02/2015
    Reference
    ECO/373-EESC-2014-01-01-05561-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    505
    -
  • Adopted on 18/02/2015
    Reference
    ECO/371-EESC-2014-04516-00-01-AC-TRA
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    505
    -

    The EESC considers it vital to preserve the "biodiversity" of the financial system, without this meaning the arbitrary application of rules. In this context the Committee applauds the consideration the European Commission has given to the introduction of calibrated financial regulation frameworks to consider the specificities of cooperative and savings banks that avoid the undesirable effects of uniform application of prudential rules and possibly an overload of administrative burdens.

  • Adopted on 10/09/2014
    Reference
    INT/744-EESC-2014-01-01-02794-00-01-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    501
    -
  • Adopted on 09/07/2014
    Reference
    INT/745-EESC-2014-02817-00-00-AC-TRA
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    United Kingdom
    Plenary session number
    500
    -
  • Adopted on 09/07/2014
    Reference
    INT/741-EESC-2014-01-01-02102-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    500
    -

    The EESC welcomes the Commission communication and emphasises the growth potential of crowdfunding in the EU as an alternative source of funding. It also emphasises the dependence of SMEs on bank loans, a situation that will persist despite the existence of alternative sources which are not always easy to access. Therefore Crowdfunding should be explicitly recognised in the laws of the Member States as a new form of patronage.

  • Adopted on 09/07/2014
    Reference
    ECO/365-EESC-2014-2476
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    United Kingdom
    Employers - GR I
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    500
    -
  • Adopted on 09/07/2014
    Reference
    ECO/361-EESC-2014-1346
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    United Kingdom
    Plenary session number
    500
    -
  • Adopted on 09/07/2014
    Reference
    INT/717-EESC-2014-01-01-01791-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    500
    -

    The EESC expresses its firm support for the structural reform of the banking system. It considers the Commission's proposal for a regulation to be a valid and effective response aimed at separating commercial banking activities from investment activities.

    The EESC supports and encourages a broad agreement to boost the economy and restore trust in the financial institutions, and calls on the Commission to promote a European Social Pact for Sustainable Finance.

    Nevertheless, the EESC believes that the Commission should give greater attention to investors and employees, who have hitherto received little attention in the reform.

    Besides, the EESC recommends that oversight activities be carried out in close cooperation and coordination between the EBA and the national authorities, which are well-acquainted with the markets and which will play a key role in managing the new reformed European finance.

  • Adopted on 09/07/2014
    Reference
    ECO/357-EESC-2013-01-01-07057-00-00-ac-tra
    Plenary session number
    500
    -
    Update Report - 10.12.2014
  • Adopted on 25/03/2014
    Reference
    NAT/620-EESC-2013-6638
    Workers - GR II
    Netherlands
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    497
    -

    The effect of the current financial and economic crisis has put energy pricing under the spotlight because of the impact on household energy costs in the context of austerity and on industrial competitiveness of high energy prices. The importance of Market Based Instruments (MBI) is that they must both advance the transition to a resource-efficient and low carbon economy and support economic recovery. Environmental and climate policies should not be seen as a burden in the recovery from the fiscal and economic and social crisis, but rather as a part of the solution. The Committee urges the Commission to make environmental fiscal reform an integral and permanent part of the European Semester.