The EU Parliament blasts the Council about the tax dealings of the wealthy

The European Parliament once more honored its role as the authentic exponent of the will of the European citizens. Last Tuesday it dismissed as a “missed opportunity” the EU Council’s decision to water down the mandatory exchange of the ‘tax rulings’ between member states. A ‘tax ruling’ is a special taxation arrangement accorded to a […]

The EU banking union needs a third pillar guaranteeing deposits

Daniele Nouy, secretary-general of the French Prudential Supervision Authority for banks, candidate to head Europe’s Single Supervisory Mechanism for lenders, speaking at the European Parliament last Wednesday stressed that, the “EU supervisor would be hampered if the two other pillars of banking union (recovery and resolution mechanism and deposit guarantee system) were not set up”. […]

The EU Parliament sidesteps the real issues about banks, while the US target the Eurozone lenders

Last week, The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee – ECON of the European Parliament approved a draft legislation to ostensibly protect small investors from risks hidden in investment products sold by banks. However, this development coincided with J.P. Morgan’s agreement with the American authorities over a payment of a record fine of $13.5 billion, regarding […]