Eurozone finance ministers pick the replacement for Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Monday (4 December), with four countries led by Portugal battling for the challenge of guiding the eurozone currency bloc through much needed reforms.
The chairman of euro zone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, will announce on 1 December the names of those who applied to succeed him, but there are still no clear front-runners for the election that will happen three days later.
At the COP23 summit in Bonn, Luxembourg's finance and environment ministers joined with directors of the European Investment Bank to launch a de-risking mechanism that will allow financing of climate-friendly projects.
One third of all cash in circulation in the eurozone is now in the form of €500 notes. Suspicions have been raised over Luxembourg, which prints double its GDP in banknotes each year. EURACTIV France reports.
The European Parliament's TAXE committee interviewed the French, Italian, German and Spanish finance ministers on 22 September. They promised to work quickly to adopt the Tax Rulings Directive. EURACTIV France reports.
Luxembourg agreed on Tuesday (14 October) to end its bank secrecy rules from 2017, yielding to a decade of pressure from Germany and the United States, marking a breakthrough in global efforts to reduce tax evasion.
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