About: Othmar Karas

EU Elections 2019 08-01-2019

Austria in starting blocks for European elections campaign

The European elections campaign began just one day after the end of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with a special guest. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 15-09-2016

EPP candidates line up to replace Schulz

Five centre-right candidates are in the running to become the next president of the European Parliament. But after five years in the job, Martin Schulz has no intention of stepping down. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 09-07-2012

Rapporteur: Parliament will not bow to pressure on bonuses

The capital requirements directive (CRD) will be agreed by the European Parliament this autumn, according to rapporteur Othmar Karas, but MEPs will not roll over and accept all EU ministers' opinions. The Assembly is prepared to put up a fight, notably on bankers’ bonuses, and the role of the European Banking Authority. 
Brexit 05-07-2012

UK warned: Parliament to hit back on bankers’ bonuses

The European Parliament will stand firm against Britain's attempt to limit proposals designed to curb bankers' bonuses and the powers of the European Banking Authority, an influential MEP told EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 13-04-2012

MEPs mull tighter rules on bankers’ bonuses

The European Parliament is likely to ban bankers’ bonuses that exceed salaries, after the EU banking regulator found inconsistencies in the calculation between rewards and risk-taking.
Euro & Finance 28-03-2012

MEPs opt for tougher rules on bankers’ bonuses

Bankers' bonuses should be capped at twice their basic pay and "golden hellos" handed back if performance disappoints, European parliamentarians said yesterday (27 March).