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Aprobados on 29/03/2012
Referencia: 
ECO/321-EESC-2012-818
Pleno: 
479 -
Mar 28, 2012 Mar 29, 2012

The proposal for an EU financial transaction tax seeks to change the short term oriented behaviour of financial actors whilst at the same time providing an own resource to the budget of the European Union that could considerably reduce the contributions by Member States based on their gross national income (GNI). The second initiative is in line with the treaties and wants the EU- budged be to a higher extent be financed by own resources. This would also put an end to the ongoing "juste retour" discussions that jeopardises the European project. The EESC welcomes these two Commission initiatives.

Aprobados on 26/05/2016
Referencia: 
INT/790-EESC-2016-01921-00-01-AC-TRA
Pleno: 
517 -
May 25, 2016 May 26, 2016

The Committee endorses the texts proposed by the Commission, postponing the application of the entire MiFID II rulebook by one year from 3 January 2017 to 3 January 2018.

EESC opinion: MIFID & MIFIR / Date

Aprobados on 19/04/2018
Referencia: 
ECO/447-EESC-2017-05601-00-00-ac-tra
Pleno: 
534 -
Apr 18, 2018 Apr 19, 2018

The EESC welcomes the Commission's proposals as they can contribute to the various goals of the Commission, such as creating a single and integrated regulatory framework for investment firms, building stronger capital markets to promote investment, unblock existing and provide new sources of financing for companies and households, attracting investment firms to the EU after the Brexit and strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union. The EESC is pleased that SMEs are expected to be among the main beneficiaries of the Directive and the Regulation. The EESC welcomes the fact that the proposals establish the necessary norms and requirements for initial capital and existing capital, supervisory powers, publication and remuneration. These proposals could therefore contribute to risk reduction in the EU. Finally, the EESC highlights the importance to ensure the flexibility of the legal framework for investments firms.

EESC opinion: Review of the prudential rules for investment firms

Aprobados on 17/07/2019
Referencia: 
ECO/493-EESC-2019
Pleno: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

Although considerable progress has already been made towards completing EMU, there is still a need to significantly reinforce all four of its pillars, taking care to maintain the balance between them, as neglecting one or more of these pillars could result in dangerous disparities. Resilience to crises is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for completing EMU: it also requires a positive vision, as set out in Article 3 of the EU Treaty. The EESC generally calls on the European institutions and national governments to take much more ambitious action in the context of EMU reform in order to achieve a more integrated, more democratic and socially better developed Union.

EESC opinion: A new vision for completing the Economic and Monetary Union (own initiative opinion)

Aprobados on 12/07/2012
Referencia: 
CCMI/94-EESC-2012-1587

The Committee maintains that lessons need to be learned from recent economic and financial crises and a fresh approach adopted to ensure more effective supervision by national, European and international authorities and increased accountability of financial institutions.

The Committee supports the measures aimed at strengthening banks' capital structure and their ability to finance the economy.

What changes for Europe's banking sector with the new financial rules?

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Aprobados on 23/02/2012
Referencia: 
ECO/307-EESC-2012-474
Pleno: 
478 -
Feb 22, 2012 Feb 23, 2012

..."Meanwhile, the financial and economic crisis has changed into a sovereign debt crisis because of the daily speculation against the euro, which has shifted its focus and targeted the debt of a number of European countries. The only reason for this is that the economic and political instruments to protect the euro are piecemeal, totally inadequate and, until a year ago, downright non-existent. These are the paradoxes that come from having a single monetary policy and 17 debt policies, 17 budget policies, 17 (or rather 27) economic and industrial policies, and so many voices, often contradictory, having their say and offering recipes for resolving the crisis. This is why there must be a commitment to redouble and continue the efforts made recently by the EU. It is useful, therefore, to draw up a few proposals, ..."

EESC opinion: Restarting growth

Aprobados on 10/07/2013
Referencia: 
ECO/347-EESC-2013-2677
Pleno: 
491 -
Jul 10, 2013 Jul 11, 2013

The EESC welcomes initiatives to foster productive investment and the formation of long-lived tangible and intangible capital but urges the Commission to give greater attention to the need to finance more "socially useful" capital investment. If banks are likely to play a less prominent role in the future as providers of long-term financing, then opportunities may arise for other intermediaries such as national and multilateral development banks, institutional investors, sovereign funds and, crucially, bond markets. The EESC welcomes the recent recapitalisation of the EIB as this will strengthen its ability to leverage additional private investment finance and to play a stronger countercyclical role in investment funding and credit supply to SMEs..

Long-term financing – financial services sector

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