About: Pervenche Béres

Economic governance 27-02-2018

MEPs demand improving nomination process to support De Guindos

The EU legislators requested from the member states on Tuesday (27 February) improvements to the selection process of the bloc's top posts before giving their blessing to the appointment of Luis de Guindos as ECB vice-president.
Elections 16-02-2018

Macron’s party sticks to transnational list proposal

France’s politicians are holding out for transnational lists for the 2019 European elections, despite opposition from the European Parliament. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Euro & Finance 05-12-2016

Time for EU leaders to deliver on commitments to Greece

The Eurogroup will today (5 December) examine the progress Greece has made so far. Now the EU must deliver on their own commitments, write Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Udo Bullmann and Pervenche Berès.
Elections 15-09-2016

France and the UK as influential as Lithuania in the European Parliament

Germany, Italy and Poland have far more influence over EU legislation than France or the UK, which suffer from the lack of involvement of many of their MEPs. But three women preserve France’s dignity. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 12-07-2016

Civil servants join call to cut Barroso’s EU pension after Goldman Sachs hire

The main trade union of EU civil servants has added its voice to the chorus of politicians demanding that the European Commission take an "appropriate decision" on José Manuel Barroso's new position at Goldman Sachs. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 19-05-2016

Marathon negotiations on the eurozone budget continue

European lawmakers are trying to push ahead with plans for a eurozone budget. A consensus in the European Parliament could finally unblock the political debate. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 21-04-2016

Under Martin Schulz, the Parliament has become the ’29th member state’

The president of the European Parliament will not say whether he plans to stay in his position in 2017. The German Chancellor may prefer to keep him in Brussels, at arm’s length. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

MEPs refuse to vote on PNR before Council strengthens data protection

The ideological battle over the proposed system of recording air passenger information raged on this Monday (7 March), as MEPs refused to vote on the bill. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 21-10-2015

EU regulators avoiding controversial messaging platform

Few scandals illustrated the buildup to the financial crisis better than the interest rate rigging case, when banks twisted the rules, and avoided regulators, in order to fill their pockets.

Pressure builds on Eastern Europe to accept refugee quotas

Several countries have already changed their tune on refugee quotas, while others, particularly in Eastern Europe, remain hostile to Jean-Claude Juncker's proposal. EURACTIV France reports
Economy & Jobs 01-09-2015

Inability to unite on major challenges may pull the EU apart, say politicians

French Socialist Party leaders have warned that the multitude of crises currently buffeting the European Union could deal a death blow to the European project. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 18-06-2015

Eurozone integration plans delayed by Grexit and Brexit threats

The urgency of the Greek crisis and the sensitivity of the UK to issues of eurozone integration have complicated the last-minute negotiations over the “five presidents’ report” on eurozone governance. Initially promised for earlier this month, the report will now be presented in late June. EURACTIV France reports
Trade & Society 09-06-2015

France’s Socialists say ‘non’, ‘no’, ‘nein’! to TTIP

Disunity on European issues within France's governing party on European issues was once again laid bare at the party congress in Poitiers last week. Opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the rare points of consensus among the Socialist Party. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 03-06-2015

Luxleaks committee to be extended until October

The special committee leading the European Parliament’s inquiry into tax rulings has upped the pressure on businesses and European governments. The inquiry will be extended until October. EURACTIV France reports
Languages & Culture 20-05-2015

MEPs demand urgent VAT reduction for e-books

Members of the European Parliament have asked the Commission to take urgent action to align VAT rates for electronic books and press with those applied to paper publications. But no reform will take place before 2016. EURACTIV France reports
Agrifood 09-03-2015

Paris caught meddling in TTIP arbitration debate

France has blamed a communication "failure" after EURACTIV revealed the existence of a letter instructing French MEPs how to vote on the controversial question of ISDS. Paris tried to rectify the error by sending another confidential letter to MEPs on 4 March. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU Elections 2014 25-09-2014

EPP would sacrifice Moscovici if the left attacks its Commissioners

The largest party in the European Parliament has warned that it will throw out Pierre Moscovici if the left challenges their Commission candidates.
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Climate change 12-09-2014

The climate: biggest loser of the new Commission?

The nomination of Miguel Arias Cañete for the position of Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy has been roundly criticised.
Juncker and Hollande
EU Priorities 2020 14-07-2014

France seeks top EU portfolio, not gender balance

Paris seeks to obtain the economic and monetary affairs portfolio in the new European Commission and has less interest in ensuring gender balance in the EU executive. EURACTIV France reports.
Public Affairs 27-05-2014

French politicians criticise media for lack of information about the EU

French MEPs are reflecting on how EU affairs and information have been treated by the French media during the campaign, especially on TV, EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 02-04-2014

Public debt plan gaining momentum

By reducing their debt, European countries, will return to economic growth. But creating redemption funds, and eurobligations, raises the spectre of fiscal union. EURACTIV France reports.

EU leaders fail to balance austerity with need for growth and job creation

The decisions taken at the so-called 'historical' summit on Friday risks to plunge Europe in a Japanese-like recession which is going to have devastating consequences on European social model, writes Pervenche Bères, chairwoman of the European Parliament employment and social affairs committee.
Euro & Finance 28-07-2010

First step towards ‘twin peaks’ model of financial supervision

The EU needs a strong financial supervision system with binding powers and the most appropriate solution would be a 'twin peaks' model – with one authority to supervise the banking and insurance sectors and another for securities and consumer protection, writes French Socialist MEP Pervenche Berés in a July blog post for the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).

MEP: Social policy a central plank in future recovery

In an interview with EURACTIV France, French Socialist MEP Pervenche Berès highlighted the importance of including a social dimension in the battle to solve Europe's economic problems, and questioned the decision to award the European Parliament's important economic committee chair to an English Liberal MEP.

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