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.
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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.
European Parliament Rapporteur Dr Theurer (ALDE) and ESSC rapporteur Krister Andersson agreed that double taxation is one of the biggest tax obstacles to the Single Market, and that a remedy was urgently needed.
European Parliament Rapporteur Dr. Theurer (ALDE) and ESSC rapporteur Krister Andersson agreed that double taxation is one of the biggest tax obstacles to the Single Market, and that a remedy was urgently needed.
It is vital to foster economic growth; only if Europe has a strong economy, can it better face the political and social challenges that stand before it. This was one of the main messages of the EESC opinions adopted yesterday in Brussels. The EESC calls for more investment– both private and public – directly in the countries that need it most. The EU body representing Civil Society also finds that the Juncker plan is not enough ...
The event focused on analyzing the information barriers that SMEs face when searching for funds, especially in the case of bank loans, on possible solutions and on support and advisory structures.
On 7 February 2017, in the context of the exploratory opinion on "Islands in the EU: from structural handicap to inclusive territory" requested by the Maltese Presidency, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a hearing on "What future for islands in the EU" at the Malta Chamber of Commerce in Valletta.
There is no viable alternative to a more political Eurozone, focusing more on the big priorities that matter for its citizens than on specific numerical targets and technical issues. Once again, the EESC calls on the European political leaders to accelerate the process of deepening Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in order to ensure more convergence among the Member States and to make the EU as a whole more prosperous, competitive and resilient to external shocks, within a concept of shared sovereignty.
The event took place in Brussels on 30 January 2017. The EESC was represented by Antonio Garcia del Riego, rapporteur for the opinion on Recovery and resolution of central counterparties (CCPs). CCPs are becoming key players in financial activity since the agreement reached by the G20 in 2009 that they would be the clearing centres for the derivatives markets. This will entail a massive increase in volumes, taking into consideration that in just one product, like interest rate swaps, total trades are in the region of USD 250 trillion.
The European Economic and Social Committee held a debate today on the state of the European economy and the prospects for deepening the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) with Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs.