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Europe needs a strong and efficient strategic investment fund

Parliament backs plan to increase up to 32,3 billion EUR of investment in EU’s external actions

The European Parliament today voted on two essential parts of the new European External Investment plan, which aims to increase up to 32,3 billion Euros of investments outside EU mainly in Africa and...
Money in an envelope to finance terrorism

For the S&D Group the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism are top priorities

Regarding the European Parliament’s vote today on the proposed delegated regulation adding Sri Lanka, Trinity & Tobago and Tunisia to the list of countries that present strategic risks, and which...
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We must act now to clean up the mess we have seen in the Panama Papers and stand up for our citizens, say S&Ds

After 18 months of investigation, hearings and fact-finding missions on the Panama Papers, the European Parliament today has presented over 200 strong concrete recommendations to fight international...
Europe needs a strong and efficient strategic investment fund

EFSI 2.0: Smart investments to ensure a good future for all Europeans

Today, the European Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority in favour of extending the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) for two more years to 2020 and boosting its investment...
island and tree and eradicate tax havens under it

The EU blacklist of tax havens is only a first step; jurisdictions must respect their commitments, say S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats welcomed the blacklist of tax havens approved by EU finance ministers but warned the member states about the need to seriously follow-up on commitments and deplore the...
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Parliament backs new rules on cash entering and leaving the EU

Today large sums of cash are often used for criminal activities, such as money laundering or terrorism, because cash is easily transferable and very difficult to trace. This is why people carrying...