Euro & Finance

Brexit 08-12-2017

Tweets of the Week: Brexit, Tillerson, Centeno, and Catalonia

This week it’s Brexit deal scuppered by the coalition, Tillerson in Brussels on a mission, new Eurogroup president in position, and Catalonia wants recognition.

Economy & Jobs 04-07-2017

Regulating finance: What future for Europe after the US elections?

Efforts to strengthen risk management in the banking and insurance sector were stepped up in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.

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Tim Jackson Prosperity without growth
Economy & Jobs 22-03-2017

Tim Jackson on prosperity without growth

The publication of Prosperity Without Growth in 2009 was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly-prized goal of politicians and economists alike.

‘Open the ECB’s Black Box’ say Varoufakis and De Masi
Economic governance 09-03-2017

‘Open the ECB’s Black Box’ say Varoufakis and De Masi

The Greek economy is still in crisis, contracting 1.2% in the quarter. The figures, published by the Greek statistics agency, Elstat, show it was the worst quarter since the summer of 2015, when the European Central Bank closed the Greek banks.

Economy & Jobs 23-02-2017

The bailout business: Who profits from bank rescues in the EU?

According to a new report by Amsterdam's Transnational Institute, bailing out banks is a lucrative business in the EU.

Global Europe 16-02-2017

Gates urges Trump not to defund foreign aid

Bill Gates spoke at the European Commission on Thursday (16 February) urging world leaders, including Donald Trump, not to defund foreign aid spending.

Over a Beer with Udo Bullmann
Economy & Jobs 16-02-2017

Udo Bullmann on Trump, social justice and football

In our Over A Beer video series this month, Euractiv’s Brian Maguire chats with German MEP Udo Bullmann, vice-president of the Socialists and Democrats political group in the European Parliament.

13-02-2017

European Economic Forecast: Sunny with a chance of uncertainty

EU economies are expected to grow throughout 2018. The upturn is the first time in almost a decade that member states have collectively experienced positive growth.

Economic governance 06-02-2017

The ‘Trump effect’ on Europe’s economy

Today (6 February) at a hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, was asked about the effects of Trump’s Muslim ban on Europe’s economy. Draghi called it "worrisome".

Economy & Jobs 26-01-2017

The Presidency debate: The single market

For the next six months, Malta holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. Malta has set out its policy agenda, which includes advancing the single market, social inclusion and security.

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The road to financial inclusion is digital
12-12-2016

The road to financial inclusion is digital: Mastercard launches financial inclusion figures

In 2014, the EU adopted the Payment Accounts Directive, aiming to achieve greater financial inclusion in Europe. However, millions of people in Europe are still unbanked or underbanked.

Is Europe ready for FinTech?
Digital 08-11-2016

Is Europe ready for FinTech?

EU policymakers are devoting increased attention to Financial Technology (FinTech), reflective of the sector’s growing opportunities, investor and media profile.

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Tax transparency
Economy & Jobs 24-10-2016

Tax transparency: Do new global standards really provide a level playing field?

A large majority of states are today committed to the new global standards for more transparency in the tax area, for both individuals and company.

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Sharing economy
Digital 17-10-2016

Sharing economy: What challenges and opportunities for Europe?

With collaborative platforms and providers such as Uber and Airbnb booming across Europe, sharing economy is quickly establishing itself as a new, successful business model.

Konstantinos Michalos
14-10-2016

Greek business chief: German elections no excuse to defer Greek debt talks

The German government should not use the upcoming national elections as an excuse to defer discussions over Greece's debt, Konstantinos Michalos said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.

Future EU 14-09-2016

Letta: EU leaders must leave ‘business as usual’ at home before going to Bratislava

In Bratislava this week, EU heads of state and government should show clear resolve that they are departing from business as usual, and President of the Commission Jean Claude Juncker should raise the bar, said Enrico Letta in a Citizens’ web dialogue, organised by the Jacques Delors Institute in partnership with euractiv.com. “It is the first …

Margrethe Vestager
Digital 30-08-2016

EU says Apple must repay €13 billion over ‘illegal’ Irish tax deal

The European Commission said on Tuesday (30 August) that US tech company Apple must repay €13 billion in back taxes after ruling that a series of Irish tax deals were illegal.

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Hugues Bayet on Tax Avoidance
30-05-2016

Three key measures to fight tax evasion by multinationals

One trillion euro is taken from the hands of citizens each year as a result of tax avoidance. A large sum of money that won’t be invested in social security, education, job development or security.

29-01-2016

Moscovici: Commission to discuss feasibility of country by country tax reporting

Speaking on Thursday (28 January), Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he was in favour of public country by country reporting as long as the Commission's risk assement concludes that it won't damage competitiveness or hinder investment.

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Digital 14-01-2016

How can financial services work better for EU consumers in the digital age?

2015 has seen high-profile EU initiatives in financial services, most notably the publication of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) proposals. But attention is also turning to the ‘consumer agenda’.

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09-12-2015

Targeted spending and checks with performance-based budgeting

The EPP Group votes on a position paper in Prague this week on how to better spend and verify effectiveness with Performance-based Budgeting.

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07-12-2015

6 key points for TAX justice in Europe

One year ago, the Luxleaks scandal revealed the existence of unfair tax practices between some EU Governments and multinationals. Under the impulse of the S&D Group, the European Parliament voted on 6 key measures to fight aggressive tax planning in the EU.

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16-11-2015

10 Steps towards tax justice in Europe

It’s been a year since the Luxleaks scandal.

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Economy & Jobs 27-10-2015

What is a fairer corporate taxation system for the EU? Hill+Knowlton Strategies shares its perspectives

With tax issues high on the agenda particularly following last week’s ruling by the European Commission that Fiat and Starbucks had received tax breaks that amounted to illegal state aid, tax issues are high on the European Commission’s agenda.