15 Dec 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 14 DECEMBERBrussels Daily
President Juncker addresses the European Parliament Plenary on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union
Today European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, set out practical steps to strengthen the democratic legitimacy of the euro, when he addressed the European Parliament on the future of Economic and Monetary Union. “The euro is a political project,” said President Juncker, “and that means it requires political supervision and democratic accountability.” President Juncker underlined the European Parliament’s growing role in economic and financial governance, not least the economic dialogues that the Parliament regularly organises with Member States, the Commission, the Eurogroup and the European Central Bank. One of the Parliament’s next tasks is to examine the Commission’s recent proposal for a European Deposit Insurance Scheme: “What could be more urgent than protecting the savings of our citizens and reinforcing their trust in the banking system?” asked President Juncker. The President concluded with a number of proposals to strengthen cooperation between Commission and Parliament, including the idea that Commission would seek Parliament’s views on the Annual Growth Survey before publishing it. President Juncker‘s speech can be found here.
EUROSTAT: Real agricultural income per worker down by 4.3% in the EU
According to first estimates, real agricultural income in the European Union (EU) has fallen by 6.0% in 2015 compared with 2014, while agricultural labour input has dropped by 1.8%. As a result, real agricultural income per worker in the EU has decreased by 4.3% in 2015. Across the EU Member States, real agricultural income per worker in 2015 is expected to have risen in thirteen Member States and fallen in fifteen compared with previous year, albeit in different proportions. This information comes from first estimates issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. They are based on data supplied by the national authorities in the EU Member States. A Eurostat press release can be found here.
- Commission adopts new rules to help EU tax authorities exchange information
- Cross-border cooperation: Commission adopts seven new programmes
- EUROSTAT: Employment up by 0.3% in euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28
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