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EP approves new rules to fight fraud and euro counterfeiting - New Europe

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:40pm

New Europe

EP approves new rules to fight fraud and euro counterfeiting
New Europe
The European Parliament plenary has today voted in favour of two initiatives from the European Commission that will help protect the euro against counterfeiting and combat fraud against the EU budget. ... Today's vote follows the political agreement ...

European Parliament Approves New Rules for Non-Financial Disclosure - Compliance Week

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:32pm

European Parliament Approves New Rules for Non-Financial Disclosure
Compliance Week
Large companies in the European Union are facing new rules regarding the disclosure of non-financial data, under amendments to the EU Accounting Directive approved this week by European Parliament. ... About 6,000 companies and groups will be affected ...

EBF: Vote in EU Parliament paves way for truly European banking landscape - The FINANCIAL

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:57am

EBF: Vote in EU Parliament paves way for truly European banking landscape
The FINANCIAL
The FINANCIAL -- The European Banking Federation congratulates the European Parliament with its approval of the new Single Resolution Mechanism that will determine how failing Eurozone banks can be resolved without relying on taxpayer support, and ...

The EU law on non-financial reporting - how we got there - The Guardian

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:48am

The Guardian

The EU law on non-financial reporting - how we got there
The Guardian
A historic law finally passed in the European Parliament yesterday, under which major businesses across our continent will be required to report on social, environmental and human rights impact in their annual company report. I first proposed this ...

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Q&A on the reform of the European Union Solidarity Fund - EU News

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:30am

European Parliament (press release)

Q&A on the reform of the European Union Solidarity Fund
EU News
... over and above the normal EU budget, the Commission cannot decide on financial assistance alone. If it considers that an application meets the conditions it proposes to the budgetary authority (Council and European Parliament) to mobilise the Fund.
EU aid for disaster-stricken countries to arrive faster, with less red tapeEuropean Parliament (press release)

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European Union lawmakers enact new financial rules - Press Herald

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:05pm

European Union lawmakers enact new financial rules
Press Herald
BRUSSELS — The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks. Lawmakers signed off on ...

European Parliament passes key reforms on derivatives and banking union rules - Irish Times

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:02pm

European Parliament passes key reforms on derivatives and banking union rules
Irish Times
Almost three years since the European Commission published its plan for revisions to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) following public consultation, the European Parliament yesterday signed off to the new rules. ... of the euro ...
EU Lawmakers Complete Financial System OverhaulABC News

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EU completes financial system overhaul - Hamilton Spectator

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:18pm

EU completes financial system overhaul
Hamilton Spectator
BRUSSELS The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks. Lawmakers signed off on ...

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Europe reaches end of crisis-driven reform trail to banking union - Asharq Alawsat English

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:42pm

Europe reaches end of crisis-driven reform trail to banking union
Asharq Alawsat English
The vote in the European Parliament, shortly before it breaks up for May elections, gives the final stamp of approval for an agency to shut weak lenders in the euro zone, the last in a line of major reforms to create a banking union for the 18 ...

European parliament adopts financial markets rules - GlobalPost

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:37pm

European parliament adopts financial markets rules
GlobalPost
The European Union's Financial Markets Commissioner Michel Barnier first pushed for the new rules, known as MiFID II, in 2011 at the height of the eurozone debt crisis and in the wake of the global economic meltdown. The regulations, still to be ...

EU Foreign Affairs Council meets to discuss Ukraine situation - UPI.com

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:05pm

Voltaire Network

EU Foreign Affairs Council meets to discuss Ukraine situation
UPI.com
LUXEMBOURG , April 15 (UPI) -- The European Union Foreign Affairs Council convened on Monday in Luxembourg to discuss a range of issues, including the crisis in Ukraine. The Council issued its conclusions, condemning attempts to destabilize Ukraine ...
The European Council conclusions on UkraineVoltaire Network
Russia calls on UN security council as Ukraine issues deadline to rebelsThe Guardian
EU agrees to expand Russia sanctions, may hold emergency summit on UkraineReuters
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The European Council conclusions on Ukraine - Voltaire Network

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:08am

Voltaire Network

The European Council conclusions on Ukraine
Voltaire Network
The Council looks forward to the Commission's evaluation of the legal consequences of the annexation of Crimea and to the related proposals for economic, trade and financial restrictions regarding Crimea. 3. ... to deploy an expert mission to prepare ...
EU-US axis under strain in Ukraine crisisEuropean Voice
The EU hesitates to act over UkraineGlobalPost
Ukrainian Crisis Could Require New Round of Talks at UN Security Council ...RIA Novosti
Bangkok Post
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EU foreign ministers discuss Syrian crisis, issue recommendations - UPI.com

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:52am

Chron.com

EU foreign ministers discuss Syrian crisis, issue recommendations
UPI.com
The EU's Foreign Affairs Council met Monday to discuss the crisis in Syria, and released a statement of its conclusions, which includes support for the UN-mediated peace talks, condemnation of the Syria's regime's attempts to circumvent EU sanctions ...
EU officials looking for exit from Ukraine crisisSumter Item
EU ministers still hoping for a negotiated end with Moscow to the Ukraine crisisTimes Colonist

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European Parliament approves 'banking union' reforms - GlobalPost

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:54am

European Parliament approves 'banking union' reforms
GlobalPost
With 'banking union' passed, "we now have in place a true European system to supervise the eurozone banks and deal with any future failures," EU Financial Markets Commissioner Michel Barnier said. The system is also widely seen as essential for the ...

European Parliament votes through non-financial disclosure - economia

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:51am

European Parliament votes through non-financial disclosure
economia
The new rules are designed to make companies more accountable to investors and wider society. The rules mean that large companies will have to include a statement in their annual report and accounts about environmental, social and employee-related ...

EU lawmakers complete set of biggest financial reforms since euro introduction - Fox News

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:35am

EU lawmakers complete set of biggest financial reforms since euro introduction
Fox News
BRUSSELS – The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks. Lawmakers signed off on ...

EU lawmakers complete biggest financial overhaul since euro debut - CTV News

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:31am

CTV News

EU lawmakers complete biggest financial overhaul since euro debut
CTV News
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks. Lawmakers ...

EU Lawmakers Complete Financial System Overhaul - ABC News

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:27am

EU Lawmakers Complete Financial System Overhaul
ABC News
The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks. Lawmakers signed off on ... The EU ...
European Parliament passes key reforms on derivatives and banking union rulesIrish Times

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Europe reaches end of crisis-driven reform trail to banking union - The West Australian

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:13am

The West Australian

Europe reaches end of crisis-driven reform trail to banking union
The West Australian
The vote in the European Parliament, shortly before it breaks up for May elections, gives the final stamp of approval for an agency to shut weak lenders in the euro zone, the last in a line of major reforms to create a banking union for the 18 ...

European Parliament approves "banking union" reforms - Channel News Asia

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:40am

Channel News Asia

European Parliament approves "banking union" reforms
Channel News Asia
With 'banking union' passed, "we now have in place a true European system to supervise the eurozone banks and deal with any future failures," EU Financial Markets Commissioner Michel Barnier said. The system is also widely seen as essential for the ...

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