• 3 November 2015

    Last week, the European Commission has published a first set of concrete measures to begin the implementation of the ambitious plan to deepen EMU. On 27 October, the European Commission adopted its 2016 Work Programme. On the same day, the European Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings recommended measures to make corporate taxes in the EU fairer and more transparent. 

  • 23 October 2015
    The European Commission published its Action Plan for the Capital Markets Union (CMU) on the 30th of September.
  • 22 October 2015

    Within the framework of the Flanders-Netherlands Economic Mission to the United States, which took place at the beginning of this month, Febelfin has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity together with FS-ISAC (Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center). A similar commitment has been signed by the Dutch Bankers Association and the Dutch FI-ISAC branch.

  • 12 October 2015

    Last week, the European Commission made a public appeal for new views on a common consolidated corporate tax base. Before the end of this year, a new Payment Services Directive will be approved and at the ECOFIN meeting on 0ctober 6, 2015, an agreement was reached on automatic tax rulings and the action plan for the Capital Markets Union.

  • 7 October 2015

    Today, Wednesday October 7, 2015, Febelfin has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity together with the Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) in Atlanta in the United States. 

  • 6 October 2015

    On September 30, 2015, the European Commission presented a comprehensive roadmap holding future initiatives and officially published draft regulations on securitisation, capital requirements and solvency as part of its overall scheme for the implementation of a Capital Market Union. A number of public consultations have also been launched.

  • 30 September 2015

    At the annual conference of the European Banking Federation, EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill presented his list of priority issues and forthcoming initiatives as for financial stability, financial services and the capital market union. The European Commission has also set up two consultation rounds for the purpose of preparing and streamlining new initiatives pertaining to a single European digital market. 

  • 18 September 2015

    Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission traditionally opened the political year by delivering his State of the Union Speech and presenting the Commission’s priority issues for the coming year. On September 12, 2015, an ECOFIN meeting took place in order to discuss the next commitments for broadening the EMU. Furthermore, the European Parliament has published its own draft report on the Capital Markets Union and the challenges posed by the existing financial regulation. 

  • 17 September 2015
    The Belgian Leasing Association has the pleasure of inviting you at its seminar which will be held in Groot-Bijgaarden, near Brussels, at the ‘Salons Waerboom’ on Thursday October 22, 2015.
  • 26 August 2015

    On August 4, 2015, the Council approved new regulation aimed at protecting Member States lying outside the euro area against the risks caused by the financial aid given to a country within the euro zone area within the framework of the European Financial Mechanism. The Euro Group also welcomes the agreement which has been signed with Greece within the framework of the ESM programme. The European institutions will put an amount of 86 billion EUR at the disposal of this Mechanism as a compensation for the huge efforts made by Greece. At the end of July, the European Commission reached an agreement on a number of measures which should guarantee a successful start of the European Investment Plan in autumn.