Growing inequality is a problem which can no longer be ignored. It is causing a divide between different social groups and has contributed to the rise of extreme movements and parties. It is a destabilising factor for both the economy and society and we urgently need to tackle this problem – these are among ....
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EESC member Daniel Mareels, rapporteur on banking and capital market issues, participated in a debate on "EU Banking Policy and Proportionality" in relation to the 2016 banking reform package. The organisers were pleading in favour of more proportionality in the banking regulation, to bring small and non complex banks on an equal footing. The debate also showed that it is a very difficult and complex issue. Furthermore, the situation in Europe is not homogenious, which makes it probably even more difficult to obtain concrete results.
On 30 May 2017 in Prague an event on "Participatory Approaches and the EUSDR - Czech National Day of Participation" will be organised in which the ECO Section is a partner to the Czech Ministry for Regional Development and the Priority Area 10 (Stepping Up Institutional Capacity and Cooperation) of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).
International Fiscal Association (some 13,000 members worldwide) organised a regional Nordic meeting on mutual agreement procedures and dispute resolutions in the tax area. As rapporteur of ECO/420, I was invited to present our work and opinion on Double Taxation Dispute Resolution Mechanisms.
European tax rules are not currently prepared for the digital economy. They need to be adapted to reality in order to offer the people of Europe a more prosperous future. This was the main message of the EESC debate on Taxation of the Digital Economy held on 5th May. “The digital economy is no longer just a part of the economy, but is becoming the actual economy itself”, stated the ...
EESC supports Commission's cash control plans but points to the obstacles to their implementation.
The EU budget needs to be reformed – in order to provide Europe with the necessary resources to address its challenges and policy priorities. The EU High Level Group on Own Resources (recommends reforms both on the revenue and the expenditure side, which are vital in order to answer citizens’ concerns. This was the main message of the debate on the future financing of the EU with Mario Monti, former Italian Prime Minister and EU Commissioner, at the EESC. The EESC has since long advocated the introduction of a new system of own resources that would help ...
EESC calls for more investment and policy flexibility
As a follow-up to the opinion ECO/422 – Anti-tax avoidance practices regarding hybrid mismatches voted on with a large majority at the EESC December 2016 plenary meeting, the rapporteur - Mr Mihai Ivașcu had a meeting with the EP rapporteur Mr Olle Ludvigsson, discussing the changes proposed by the EP to the ATAD 2 Directive, as well as possibilities for a joint promotion, after a consensus in the Council is reached.
Ms Milena Angelova participated at a conference that brought together a very high-level gathering of policy makers and industry representatives, that allowed for a real in-depth discussion on the regulatory impact of the innovative uses of technology in financial services.