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Aviz adoptat on 23/05/2012
Referințe: 
INT/623-EESC-2012-1294
Sesiune plenară: 
481 -
May 23, 2012 May 24, 2012

The EESC welcomes the Commission proposal but highlights the fact that it can only be one component of dedicated financial instruments for social businesses. The Committee reminds the Commission that some elements of the proposal have to be clarified in order to allow such funds to be successful, both for the financial community and for the final beneficiaries.

Avizul CESE: European Social Entrepreneurship Funds

Aviz adoptat on 23/05/2013
Referințe: 
ECO/344-EESC-2013-1767
Sesiune plenară: 
490 -
May 22, 2013 May 23, 2013

The EESC welcomes the Commission's proposals on adapting the European regulatory framework to reflect changes made to international standards on preventing and combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It also approves the inclusion of gambling service providers on the list of professionals subject to requirements and notes that the present proposal contains a certain number of requirements that go beyond international standards. The EESC welcomes the proposal to harmonise the sanctions applicable at European level but has reservations regarding the purely "administrative" nature of the sanctions foreseen.

Avizul CESE: Anti-Money Laundering Package

Aviz adoptat on 27/04/2017
Referințe: 
ECO/427-EESC-2017-00342-00-01-ac-tra
Sesiune plenară: 
525 -
Apr 26, 2017 Apr 27, 2017

The EESC supports the Commission's proposal to expand the scope of controls and the competency of the authorities in order to conduct checks and confiscate goods, whenever there is a reasonable indication of illicit activities. The EESC recommends to improve cooperation, both between the competent authorities and between Member States and suggests that penalties should be harmonised across Member States and communicated to the Commission in a coherent way. The Committee also proposes that, in addition to gold, other "highly liquid commodities" should be included in the definition of cash from the moment the new regulation is adopted and it draws attention to the threat of further use of pre-paid cards by criminals and terrorists to covertly finance their activities.

Avizul CESE: Terrorism Financing – Controls of cash movements

Aviz adoptat on 17/10/2018
Referințe: 
ECO/471-EESC-2018-2774-00-00

The EESC welcomes these proposals on sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBSs), which fit into the broader context of completing the Banking Union and building a Capital Markets Union (CMU). Moreover, the proposals also have the potential to make a positive contribution to financial stability and resilience. The EESC has been strongly advocating a weakening of the link between banks and their home countries ("sovereigns") and therefore welcomes that SBBSs aim to contribute to this. The EESC considers that in conceptual terms, the idea of SBBSs is an attractive one and feels that the only way to find out whether banks will switch from bonds from their home countries to SBBSs for their investments and whether investors will be prepared to buy "junior" tranches in sufficient quantities to justify the creation of SBBSs, is to test this new financial instrument - the SBBS - on the market.

Avizul CESE: EU sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS)

Aviz adoptat on 11/05/2005
Referințe: 
ECO/147-EESC-2005-529
Sesiune plenară: 
417 -
May 11, 2005 May 12, 2005

Money laundering

Aviz adoptat on 23/05/2013
Referințe: 
ECO/345-EESC-2013-1768
Sesiune plenară: 
490 -
May 22, 2013 May 23, 2013

The EESC welcomes the proposal put forward by the Commission to introduce the world's first regional financial transaction tax (FTT). The Committee believes that its application at regional level (EU11+ zone) could constitute an exceptional opportunity, which could lead to its future application worldwide. The Committee believes that the introduction of this tax within the EU11+ will foster the establishment of a single financial market. The Committee believes that, in order to maximise the impact of the tax on economic growth, the revenue that it raises should be channelled into a programme of investment at national and EU levels capable of delivering economic recovery and jobs in the short term.

Financial transaction tax - enhanced cooperation

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