15 Feb 2017
AGENDA ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL 21 FEBRUARYBrussels Daily
Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 21/02/2017 Agenda highlights below
Budget guidelines for 2018
The Council will adopt guidelines for the 2018 EU budget. These guidelines will serve as a reference document for the next budgetary cycle.
Anti-tax avoidance directive
The Council will be invited to reach a general approach on the amendment to the anti-tax avoidance directive. The amendment concerns hybrid mismatches with third countries.
List of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes
The Council will evaluate the progress achieved in establishing criteria and processes to be used for setting up an EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. This work is being carried out on the basis of the Council conclusions adopted on 8 November 2016.
- Council conclusions on criteria and process leading to the establishment of the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, 8 November 2016
The Council will give a mandate to the Economic and Financial Committee to finalise the EU’s preparations for the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors. The meeting will take place on 17 and18 March 2017 in Baden-Baden (Germany).
Discharge on the implementation of the 2015 EU budget
The Council is expected to approve, by qualified majority, a recommendation on the discharge for the implementation of the EU’s general budget for 2015.
Pursuant to the EU treaties, the Council drafts the recommendations to grant discharge to the European Commission. Its decision is based on a report from the European Court of Auditors.