Financial markets

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  • Adopted on 09/06/2021 - Bureau decision date: 26/01/2021
    Reference
    ECO/544-EESC-2021-01-01-00692
    Employers - GR I
    Poland
    EESC opinion: European economic and financial system: fostering openness, strength and resilience
  • Adopted on 24/03/2021 - Bureau decision date: 28/10/2020
    Reference
    INT/920-EESC-2020
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Lithuania

    The EESC shares the Commission's view on the strategic importance of payments and that further work is needed to enable payment transactions within the single market using new home-grown, pan-European payment solutions. It also supports the view that the Commission should act as a political catalyst, whilst it is the private sector that should design the innovative digital payment solutions. The EESC believes that relevant market players should be subject to appropriate legislation, supervision and oversight, ensuring a level playing field among those offering the same services and activities.

     

    EESC opinion: Retail payments for the EU (Communication)
  • Adopted on 24/02/2021 - Bureau decision date: 28/10/2020
    Reference
    ECO/536-EESC-2020
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
  • Adopted on 24/02/2021 - Bureau decision date: 28/10/2020
    Reference
    ECO/535-EESC-2020-04982
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy

    The EESC considers that in addressing the challenges and risks associated with digital transformation, regulation for technology providers, protecting consumers, granting access to financial services, operational resilience and security of network and information systems are crucial for creating the Digital Single Market for financial services. As concerns crypto assets, the EESC endorses the various regulatory adjustment measures envisaged which are needed to modernise financial services, without losing sight of consumer protection and prudential rules.

     

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    Presentation - Mr Levin EC
  • Adopted on 24/02/2021 - Bureau decision date: 28/10/2020
    Reference
    ECO/534-EESC-2020-01-01-04935
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Germany

    The EESC considers that in addressing the challenges and risks associated with digital transformation, regulation for technology providers, protecting consumers, granting access to financial services, operational resilience and security of network and information systems are crucial for creating the Digital Single Market for financial services. As concerns crypto assets, the EESC endorses the various regulatory adjustment measures envisaged which are needed to modernise financial services, without losing sight of consumer protection and prudential rules.

    EESC opinion: Digital Finance Strategy for the EU
  • Adopted on 24/02/2021 - Bureau decision date: 28/10/2020
    Reference
    ECO/533-EESC-2020-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    France

    The EESC welcomes the new action plan on Capital Markets Union (CMU) and approves all of the 16 actions proposed by the Commission, but stresses the importance of prioritising and coordinating the initiatives (with concrete milestones to measure progress), emphasises those that it deems most essential and makes targeted complementary proposals. The EESC argues for two key priorities: 1) to improve the efficiency of the CMU by creating the European Single Access point, by applying a single rule-book and by simplifying withholding tax relief at source procedures and 2) implement proposals aimed at facilitating a shift long-term savings towards long-term investments.

     

    EESC opinion: A Capital Markets Union for people and businesses – new action plan
  • Adopted on 27/01/2021 - Bureau decision date: 28/10/2020
    Reference
    ECO/538-EESC-2020-01-01-05237
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2021
  • Adopted on 27/10/2020 - Bureau decision date: 14/07/2020
    Reference
    ECO/530-EESC-2020-03369
    Workers - GR II
    France
    EESC opinion: Amendment to the Benchmark Regulation
  • Adopted on 18/09/2020 - Bureau decision date: 20/02/2020
    Reference
    ECO/510-EESC-2020-01-01-2020-00997
    Workers - GR II
    Spain

    The EESC proposes launching a European pact to effectively combat tax fraud, evasion and avoidance and money laundering. The Committee calls on the European Commission to promote a political initiative involving national governments and the other European institutions in achieving this goal, fostering the consensus needed for this and involving civil society. Cooperation between Member States should be the main pillar of the pact. The Committee urges the European institutions and the Member States to provide the financial and human resources required for the effective implementation of existing European legislation and to agree on a commitment to adopt all necessary new legislative and administrative measures to effectively combat tax offences and bad practices, money laundering and the activities of tax havens. This requires permanent evaluation of the outcome of implementing each measure.

    EESC opinion: Combat tax fraud, tax avoidance and money laundering
    Slideshow used by DG FISMA at the study group meeting ECO/510 on 8 June 2020
  • Adopted on 18/09/2020 - Bureau decision date: 21/01/2020
    Reference
    ECO/506-EESC-2020-01-01-00732
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    (Italy
    EESC opinion: Economic governance review 2020