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Economy & Jobs 18-10-2018

Italy’s ‘unprecedented’ breach of fiscal rules clouds euro summit

Euro-area leaders agreed on Thursday (18 October) to accelerate the work to bolster the monetary union as the European Commission questioned half a dozen member states’ efforts to balance their public accounts, particularly Italy.
Economic governance 25-09-2018

Draghi warns on protectionism as a risk for the Eurozone

The Eurozone should prepare for US and China protectionist measures if they materialise, president of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi said on Monday (24 September) at the European Parliament.

Commission to introduce rules to clarify ‘green’ investment in May

Following the action plan on sustainable finance to be published early next month, the European Commission will present legislation in May to define what represents 'green' investment, EURACTIV has learned.

Green finance reaches EU policy ‘tipping point’

The mid-term review of the EU’s Capital Markets Union initiative, due on Wednesday (7 June), will mark another step towards the mainstreaming of green finance in Europe, a senior EU official told EURACTIV.
Economy & Jobs 31-05-2017

EU reaches deal to revitalise securitisation market

MEPs reached an agreement with national governments and the European Commission on Tuesday (30 May) to revive the continent’s securitisation market, paving the way towards the creation of a Capital Markets Union
Economy & Jobs 04-05-2017

Commission eases rules for controversial derivatives sector

The European Commission today (4 April) presented various initiatives intended to temper regulation and cash requirements firms need to satisfy in order to trade sophisticated financial products, aimed at boosting the European economy.
Economic governance 23-02-2017

US businesses push EU single market in face of populist headwinds

Lawmakers must move forward with EU single market integration now more than ever, the vice-president of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union told EURACTIV.
Digital 19-09-2016

Commission champions ‘laissez-faire’ in first response to FinTech revolution

The digital revolution in the financial sector will get a helping hand from EU regulators later this year when the European Commission tables new proposals for retail financing, with a clear objective: let the revolution flourish.
Euro & Finance 08-07-2016

Paris pulls out all the stops in effort to poach London’s financial sector

The French government is bending over backwards with promises of tax cuts, in order to present Paris and the eurozone as a safe haven from the uncertainty of Brexit, and the risk of economic depression in the United Kingdom. EURACTIV France reports.
Energy 15-06-2016

Homeowners offered cheaper mortgages in return for energy efficiency renovations

EXCLUSIVE / Homeowners will qualify for reduced repayment rates on their mortgages if they undertake energy efficiency renovations, and lower interest rates on loans to pay for them, under “pioneering” plans being drawn up by lenders for consideration by EU and global regulators.
Euro & Finance 16-02-2016

France refuses to unpick banking union to appease Cameron

Despite a marathon day of negotiations in Paris, David Cameron and François Hollande were unable to agree on the EU’s future economic governance. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 10-02-2016

EU looks for referee between eurozone and single market

The eurozone’s members and non-members have worked well in the past - but it remains unclear how to safeguard the single market against the deepening of the euro.
Euro & Finance 10-11-2015

EU poised to delay landmark financial markets reforms

The European Union's major reform of financial market rules faces a delay of a year to January 2018 to give the financial services industry more time to prepare, a senior European Commission official said on Tuesday (10 November).
EU Commissioner Oettinger, Vice President Ansip and former Commissioner Neelie Kroes all attended the Startup Europe summit in Berlin earlier this year
Digital 02-10-2015

European Commission intensifies charm offensive to court startups

The Commission's initiative on startups has revamped its image, and is speeding up a campaign to catch the attention of Europe's entrepreneurs.
Euro & Finance 30-09-2015

Commission presents piecemeal Capital Markets Union strategy

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday (30 September) its strategy to strengthen capital markets in Europe, and thus reduce the “very high dependence on bank funding", as President, Jean-Claude Juncker put it, when he took office last year.
Euro & Finance 28-08-2015

French report pushes for early creation of Capital Markets Union

François Villeroy de Galhau, formerly the deputy CEO of BNP, has submitted a progress report on his investigation into investment to the French government. La Tribune reports.
Brexit 20-03-2015

House of Lords praises Capital Markets Union

The House of Lords welcomed plans for a Capital Markets Union on Thursday (19 March), calling it “a major engine for stimulating growth.”
EU Priorities 2020 10-03-2015

EU ministers pave way for Juncker Plan

EU finance ministers agreed on Tuesday (10 March) to roll out Juncker's flagship investment plan, in order to revive the continent's timid economic recovery.

Timmermans backs UK push against ‘welfare tourism’

Public support for the European Union's freedom of movement rules will dwindle if welfare abuse is not tackled, a top EU official said on Thursday (5 March), saying Britain can drive change in the Europe Union by engaging more with other member states.
Jonathan Hill
Brexit 18-02-2015

EU law could boost ‘safe’ securitisation

The European Commission will consider reducing how much capital banks must hold against risk for a new class of asset-backed securities, a process of packaging and selling loans blamed for the financial crisis.
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Brexit 04-02-2015

European Commission mulls super-regulator for capital markets

EXCLUSIVE: The Commission is set to test the waters on creating a new super-regulator for capital markets, despite opposition from the larger member states when it publishes a green paper later this month.
Brexit 06-10-2014

Hill tells MEPs he wants capital markets union by 2019

Britain's nominee for EU finance chief would seek to improve smaller firms' access to capital via a pan-European credit market, helping them reduce their reliance on banks.
Brexit 01-10-2014

Hill survives attack by UKIP’s ‘Big Bad Woolfe’

Jonathan Hill wasted no time in displaying his pro-EU credentials at his European Parliament confirmation hearing today (1 October), and was promptly attacked by a UK Independence Party MEP.