• 20 October 2016

    On October 12, 2016, the European Banking Authority (EBA) presented its activities scheduled for 2017. A couple of days later, the European Consumer Summit took place in Brussels. The major topic of this Summit was a streamlining of the European regulation on consumer protection.

  • 14 October 2016

    On October 11, 2016, an ECOFIN meeting was held in Luxemburg and one of the issues on the agenda was the need for more transparency in tax matters. On September 28, 2016, the European Commission announced its plan for an extension of the current transparency register and the British government has declared it will wait until March 2017 before it activates Article 50 for the purpose of putting the Brexit into practice. 

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  • 21 September 2016

    On September 14, European Commission President Juncker held his annual ‘State of the Union’ in the European Parliament and stressed the need for a full-scale Capital Market Union. At the Bratislava Summit, the 27 heads of state and government of the European Union discussed the future challenges for the European Union. The European Parliament has approved the appointment of Julian King as new Commissioner for the Security Union.

  • 14 September 2016

    Last week, Bratislava was the venue for both the EUROFI Financial Forum and the informal ECOFIN meeting. At the Hangzou Summit of G20 leaders, the EU highlighted the importance of fiscal transparency at the international level.