After the financial crisis, it became clear that the fragmented environment in the EU made it difficult to deal decisively and effectively with problems, particularly in the financial system. A common and cross-border approach became essential/were needed. The challenge was to make the financial institutions and markets more stable, competitive, safe and resilient. From that perspective, the plans for a fully-fledged banking union and a capital markets union were the right response.
Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) - Related Publications and other work
This brochure presents the EESC's opinions on various aspects of the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing in the EU, providing an overview of policy developments and the views of civil society on the steps taken.
In this brochure, we have collected a series of opinions in which the EESC has reflected on the various policies that constitute the building blocks of the Banking Union as well as the remaining issues facing its completion.
This brochure presents the EESC's opinions in the area of taxation and gives an overview of key recommendations. We believe that great efforts are needed to prevent aggressive tax planning behaviour by businesses and non-transparency by Member States to ensure equal treatment of firms and to promote European competitiveness for the benefit of all Europeans.
This brochure presents a selection of the EESC's opinions on the regulatory framework for establishing the Capital Markets Union and the numerous policies aimed at shaping Europe's capital markets
In this brochure, we have put together a series of semester-related opinions and an information report in which the EESC makes policy recommendations on the various elements of the European Semester.
This publication is the third edition of the summary of relevant EESC opinions on "Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union: The views of organised civil society".
This publication is the second edition of the summary of relevant EESC opinions on "Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union: The views of organised civil society"
This external study describes the situation of and prospects for cooperative banking in the European context, with reference to the models representing the sector in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy, since those countries have the largest institutions and the traditions of longest standing.
The EESC adopted its contribution to the European Commission's 2018 Work Programme on 5 July 2017. In this contribution, the EESC calls on the Commission to adopt sustainable development as an overarching approach to its work programme, with reference to the three "pillars" of sustainability: i) strengthening the economic foundations of Europe; ii) fostering its social dimension; and iii) facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy.