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OECD | International community renews commitment to address tax challenges from digitalisation of the economy

The international community has made substantial progress towards reaching a consensus-based long-term solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, and agreed to keep working towards an agreement by mid-2021, according to a Statement released today. The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which groups 137 countries and jurisdictions on an equal footing for multilateral negotiation of international tax rules, agreed during its 8-9 October meeting that the two-pillar approach they have been developing since 2019 provides a solid foundation...

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Coronavirus Dashboard: EU Cohesion Policy response to the coronavirus crisis

Today, the Commission announces the first provisional results of the implementation of the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII) and Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+). From the beginning of the crisis, and thanks to the flexibility introduced in the Cohesion Policy, the EU mobilised over €13 billion in investments to tackle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF). The EU funds helped national, regional and local communities in countering the...

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COVID-19: EU Council adopts a recommendation to coordinate measures affecting free movement

Today the Council adopted a recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restrictions of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This recommendation aims to avoid fragmentation and disruption, and to increase transparency and predictability for citizens and businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives in many ways. Travel restrictions have made it difficult for some of our citizens to get to work, to university or to visit their loved ones. It is our common duty to...

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Plenary highlights: Commission changes, EU budget and climate law

MEPs voted for changes at the European Commission, more ambitious climate targets, and discussed the rule of law in EU countries during the 5-8 October plenary session in Brussels. On Wednesday, Parliament approved the appointment of Mairead McGuinness as commissioner for financial services, financial stability and the Capital Markets Union as well as Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis’ change of portfolio to include responsibility for trade. MEPs called on Wednesday for reinforcement of the rule of law across Europe through a new mechanism linking receipt...

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IMF | The Long Ascent: Overcoming the Crisis and Building a More Resilient Economy

October 06, 2020 | Speech by Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director | Washington, D.C. As prepared for delivery 1. Introduction: A World Turned Upside Down Dear Minouche, thank you for the warm welcome! I am honored to celebrate with all of you the 125th anniversary of the London School of Economics. It is a proud moment for the students and faculty, and for the alumni. As an alumna of LSE and as Managing Director of the IMF, I know that our institutions share so many of...

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Banque de France | Brexit, Digital Payments, Seize the Day

Published on 10/07/2020 19:00 in Banque de France | Speech - François Villeroy de Galhau, Paris Europlace International Financial Forum | Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my pleasure to conclude this Europlace International Financial Forum, and to congratulate Chairman Augustin de Romanet and his team for having overcome all obstacles. Today, Paris is, thanks to you, a financial capital of Europe…. and it is more than a short-lived satisfaction, it is a lasting and collective success. The title of today’s session...

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Speech by U.S. FED Chair Powell: Recent Economic Developments and the Challenges Ahead

October 06, 2020 | Speech by Jerome H. Powell, Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, at the National Association for Business Economics Virtual Annual Meeting | Good morning. It has been just eight months since the pandemic first gained a foothold on our shores, bringing with it the sharpest downturn on record, as well as the most forceful policy response in living memory. Although it is too early for definitive conclusions, today I will offer a current assessment of the response...

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EU climate law: MEPs want to increase 2030 emissions reduction target to 60%

Greenhouse gas budget to ensure EU reaches Paris goal Independent scientific body set up to monitor progress All direct and indirect fossil fuel subsidies should be phased out by 2025 at the latest All member states must become climate neutral by 2050, says Parliament in a vote on the EU climate law, calling for ambitious 2030 and 2040 emissions reduction targets. On Wednesday, Parliament adopted its negotiating mandate on the EU climate law with 392 votes for, 161 against and...

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European Commission to issue EU SURE bonds of up to €100 billion as social bonds

Today, the European Commission announces that it will issue its forthcoming EU SURE bonds of up to €100 billion as social bonds. To that end, the Commission has adopted an independently evaluated Social Bond Framework. This Framework is meant to provide investors in these bonds with confidence that the funds mobilised will serve a truly social objective. This announcement follows the Council's approval to grant financial support to 16 Member States under the SURE instrument to help protect jobs and people...

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EU Commission launches new 10-year plan to support Roma in the EU

The European Commission has today adopted a new 10-year plan, including a proposal for a Council Recommendation, to support Roma in the EU. There are seven key areas of focus: equality, inclusion, participation, education, employment, health, and housing. For each area, the Commission has put forward new targets and recommendations for Member States on how to achieve them, both of which will serve as important tools to monitor progress and ensure that the EU makes more headway in providing the vital support that so many Roma living in the EU still need. Vice-President...

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