Tag: Euro crisis

  • TAXE II: Investigations continue

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    The Conference of Presidents (CoP) today adopted the mandate of the new Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Measures Similar in Nature or Effect ('TAXE II'). The new mandate entails all the main elements of the previous mandate. The first Special Committee, TAXE, had been set up to shed light on EU member states' sweetheart tax deals with multinational corporations ...
  • Further evidence of efforts to help multinationals avoid tax strengthen call for proper EU investigation

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    Over the weekend, German news magazine, Der Spiegel, reported that over many years EU member states such as Luxembourg and the Netherlands have sabotaged attempts to counter profit shifting to low tax jurisdictions via 'patent boxes' under the political leadership of current President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, and Eurogroup President, Jeroen Dijsselbloem ...
  • Whistle-blower to receive Parliament's European Citizen's Award

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    Antoine Deltour, one of the whistle-blowers nominated by the GUE/NGL as candidate for the Sakharov Prize for freedom of expression, will be in the European Parliament in Brussels today and tomorrow to receive another award, the European Citizen's Prize. This prize, launched by the Parliament in 2008, recognises exceptional achievements by European people or organisations who have contributed in a remarkable way to European cooperation and the promotion of common values ...
  • Junckergate: When it becomes serious, you have to lie?

    Commission President allegedly makes false claims to GUE/NGL questions in TAXE committee

    The European Parliament's special committee on tax rulings and other measures similar in nature or effect (TAXE) heard Commission President and former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker on 17 September. Probed by GUE/NGL shadow rapporteur for TAXE's report, Fabio De Masi, he made several claims in relation to the so-called Krecké report which do not seem to withstand scrutiny ...
  • CNN-Interview: German politician claims Europe wants to topple Tsipras

    Fabio De Masi spricht im Interview über die Verhandlungsstrategie der Tsipras-Regierung, die politische Motivation in Brüssel und Berlin, einen Linksruck in Europa zu verhindern und die wirtschaftlichen Aussichten Griechenlands. Sehen Sie das Interview auf der Seite von CNN. Fabio De Masi talks about the strategy of Tsipras' administration, the political motives in Brussels and Berlin to curb a leftist wave in Europe and the economic perspectives of Greece ...
  • Current economic and monetary union likely to fail

    Opinion piece in the Parliament Magazine on current EMU's bad economics

    The EU's economic and monetary union (EMU) needs urgent reform. The choice is clear: fix it or citizens will nix it. The euro's skewed architecture, the unconditional bailout of insolvent banks, as well as austerity in response to the financial crisis, have taken things from bad to worse. Growth in the eurozone is particularly weak and millions of citizens have lost their jobs. A bold reform of the EMU needs to focus on smart public investment, balancing intra-European trade and taxing unproductive wealth.
  • Flawed Juncker Plan (EFSI) passes in European Parliament

    The European Parliament has today accepted the regulation on the creation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). Under the regulation, guarantees from the EU budget of EUR 16 billion (bn) and 5bn from the EIB should be leveraged to generate 315bn in total investment over 3 years. EFSI operations will be conducted by the EIB ...
  • Fabio De Masi, Xavier Sol

    "EIB: From bad banking to good banking"

    Fabio De Masi untersucht gemeinsam mit Xavier Sol von der NGO Counterbalance die Politik der Europäischen Investitionsbank in einem Artikel für euractiv.
  • Marisa Matias, Fabio De Masi

    Nothing new in proposed tax transparency package

    Pressemitteilung von Marisa Matias / Fabio De Masi

    GUE/NGL MEPs have expressed their dissatisfaction with the European Commission's 'tax transparency package' during a debate in the European Parliament this afternoon.
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    EU austerity programmes subsidising 'casino banks'

    Gastbeitrag von Fabio De Masi in The Parliament Magazine

    Fabio De Masi wrote an article for the "The Parliament Magazine" regarding the Capital Market Union (CMU). It was published on 18 March 2015 on the magazine's website.

    GUE/NGL slams #Luxleaks special committee stitch-up

    Pressemitteilung der Fraktion GUE/NGL im Europaparlament

    While a special committee on tax havens would not have been put in place without pressure from the GUE/NGL and Greens/EFA groups, GUE/NGL reiterates its condemnation of Parliament's refusal to open a committee with much greater powers to investigate corporate tax evasion and tax fraud scandals.

    Bond buying futile without real public investment

    Pressemitteilung der Fraktion GUE/NGL im Europaparlament

    The European Central Bank has today announced it will respond to Eurozone deflation by buying sovereign bonds on the secondary market. GUE/NGL MEPs on Parliament's economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON) have raised their concerns about this massive quantitative easing programme.
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    Investment Plan is voodoo and public guarantee for private profits

    Pressemitteilung von Fabio De Masi

    "Austerity killed investment. The only thing to reignite it is to bury austerity. Public investments, instead of Juncker's voodoo tricks, are what we need against the economic depression" states GUE/NGL MEP Fabio De Masi at the start of the European Council where heads of state and government are expected to give their go-ahead to Juncker's recently unveiled 'Investment Plan for Europe'.
  • Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Fabio De Masi

    Juncker package a 'business as usual' publicity stunt

    Pressemitteilung von Dimitrios Papadimoulis / Fabio De Masi

    "The package you have promised is empty and contains not one euro of fresh money," MEP Dimitrios Papadimoulis told Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in this morning's European Parliament debate on the Commission's new Jobs, Growth and Investment Package.
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    Austerity was wrong policy and must be ended

    Pressemitteilung von Fabio De Masi

    In light of a new report from the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which outlines how the IMF ignored its own research in its drive to push for cuts to governments' expenditure, GUE/NGL MEP Fabio De Masi has described the publication of the report as a "slap in the face for Juncker and Merkel's austerity policy".
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    IWF: It's the austerity, stupid

    Pressemitteilung von Fabio De Masi

    "Das ist eine Ohrfeige für Junckers und Merkels Euro-Politik", kommentiert der Europaabgeordnete (DIE LINKE) Fabio De Masi den internen Bericht des Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF), wonach der IWF mit seinen Forderungen nach Kürzung der Staatsausgaben in großen Volkswirtschaften die eigenen Forschungsergebnisse ignorierte.
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    Fabio im EUobserver

    Der EUobserver berichtet in einem Artikel über die Verhandlung vor dem EuGH zu den sogenannten "Outright Monetary Transactions" (OMT), d.h. zu der Ankündigung der EZB unbegrenzt Staatsanleihen aufzukaufen. Fabio De Masi wird in diesem Artikel als Mitglied des Ausschusses für Wirtschaft und Währung (ECON) dazu zitert.
  • Bogomil Gospodinov - my-europe.com

    Bogomil talks with MEP Fabio de Masi

    Fabio De Masi im Interview mit Bogomil Gospodinov auf my-europe.com

    Fabio De Masi, MdEP im Interview mit Bogomil Gospodinov. Das Interview erschien zuerst auf my-europe.com