• 12 June 2015

    On 27 May, the European Commission provided information on its preparatory work concerning an Action Plan for fairer and more growth-friendly tax systems in Europe. That same day, a tax transparency agreement was signed, within the same context,  between the EU and Switzerland. On 28 May, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission successfully concluded the negotiations on the European Fund for Strategic Investments. 

  • 27 May 2015

    On 19 May, 2015, the European Commission approved a number of reforms aimed at making the European decision making process more transparent and open and at the same time, improving the quality and effectiveness of the new EU regulation. That same day, the European Parliament gave its approval as for the mandate concerning the negotiations about financial benchmarks. On 20 May, 2015, the European Parliament Members also reached an agreement on new rules for the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. On 21 May, 2015, the European Commission asked the various stakeholders for their input about the enforcement of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation and the first conclusions in this respect.

  • 21 May 2015
    EU Commission

    During the ECOFIN meeting on May 12, 2015, the European leaders discussed macroeconomic imbalances and structural reforms at the EU level as well as the feasibility of public finance and the European Investment Plan. On May 18, 2015, the European Commission approved a number of country level recommendations aimed at stimulating the EU Member States to take measures for boosting growth and employment.

  • 11 May 2015

    On the 5th of May 2015, an agreement on the proposal for a revised Directive on Payment Services has been reached by the European Parliament and the Council. The next day, the European Commission released its details about the plan to create a Digital Single Market.

  • 6 May 2015

    On 24 and 25 April 2015, two sessions of the informal meeting of the ECOFIN were held in Riga. Different subjects (European economic situation, Capital Markets Union…) were discussed. On 28 April, the European Commission set out a European Agenda on Security. The next day, the European Parliament approved a draft law concerning Money Market Funds. You can find in our EU Flash more information on those topics

  • 29 April 2015

    On 20 April 2015, a regulation capping interchange fees for payments made with debit and credit cards was adopted by the Council of the EU. It also adopted its version of new rules aimed at preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The same day, the Council adopted a regulation aimed at increasing the pool of capital available for long-term investment in the EU economy by creating a new form of fund vehicle. Lastly, the most recent developments concerning the European Fund for Strategic Investments took place on 20, 22 , 23 April. You can find in our EU Flash more information on those topics.

  • 26 March 2015

    On 18 March 2015, The European Commission presented a package of tax transparency measures. The next day, it also concluded negotiations on a new tax transparency agreement with Switzerland to fight against tax evasion. You can find in our EU Flash more information on those topics.

  • 18 March 2015

    On 10 March 2015, an Ecofin meeting was held and addressed different subjects, such as the European fund for strategic investments. The same day, the “Regulation on Interchange Fees for Card-based Payment” was adopted by the European Parliament. On 11 March 2015, the Latvian presidency of the Council indicated being ready to restart informal trilogue meetings with the European Parliament with a view to reaching a deal on a draft directive on network and information security. You can find in our EU Flash more information on those topics.

  • 16 March 2015

    Do the children of today want to become tomorrow’s bankers? We have tried to find out by asking many children about their dream job. Ballerina, Prime Minister, baker, etc. Children dream about a lot of jobs, but banking is not included into their list… There is one thing we can be sure of: If we want the future banking sector to be sound and held in high esteem, we’d better start working on it today!

  • 13 March 2015

    The annual Febelfin stakeholders’ meeting took place at the Hôtel de la Poste yesterday. Under the impulse of Rik Vandenberghe, Chairman of Febelfin, the former ‘Luncheon’ has been transformed into a new event, much to the satisfaction of all who attended!