Valdis Dombrovskis - European Commission


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Profits earned in the EU should be taxed in the EU. This is the way to prevent losses to the budgets of European
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Sep 21 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Valdis Dombrovskis is associated, including Europe, Commission, and proposal. Most recently, Valdis Dombrovskis has been quoted saying: “It would be much better to have a joint European approach to this issue, how to effectively tax the digitailsed economy, so that we don't have a patchwork of unilateral member state solutions, which undermine the integrity of the single market. It's important that the EU reaches a consensus on the way forward befoee we start exploring other avenues like enhanced cooperation.” in the article EU seeks 'joint approach' on digital tax.
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May 31 2017 - Populism

We cannot and should not wait for another

May 04 2017

At this stage we are not jumping to

May 04 2017 - Brexit

Of course, in a context of Brexit we see that the situation is changing. The bulk of EU denominated derivatives are cleared in the U.K., and therefore we need to assess what implications it has for financial

Apr 06 2017 - Brexit

This will surely be a matter of important reflection in the coming months and years. An area in which Brexit will profoundly change the EU's financial landscape is central clearing of

Mar 21 2017

It would be important to avoid ... member states blaming each

Mar 21 2017 - London

We need to take this decision relatively quickly, and not to wait for the end of the (Brexit) negotiations, because it takes quite a lot of time of practical preparations for the movement from London to another

Feb 28 2017

We want to avoid a proliferation of testing obligations that operate in different

Feb 28 2017

Our focus should be on removing barriers to market entry and keeping our legislation

Feb 23 2017 - Greece

It was a very clear signal just after the Brexit referendum that 27 countries are willing to stick together … willing to make the EU a

Feb 13 2017

With inflation picking up from low levels, we cannot expect current monetary stimulus to last

Feb 12 2017 - Greece

Now is not the time to turn the clocks back to financial

Feb 10 2017

International finance needs international regulatory cooperation. Without it, we run the risk of regulatory arbitrage and renewed instability. We are sensitive to talk of unpicking financial legislation which applies carefully negotiated international standards and rules. Lax regulation in one country can create conditions for inadequate regulation and contagion throughout the world. If these conditions change, we will have to reassess the

Feb 10 2017

If the UK is outside the internal market, we need to find a workable solution. We know the European Central Bank has now put the issue back on the table. We have said that from the Commission's side that we are ready to assess this situation together with the ECB and find an appropriate way

Jan 30 2017 - Greece

And now, when Greek economy is finally recovering and we actually expect strong economic growth, I think it would be very unhelpful to fall back into financial instability and some unproductive discussions regarding the Greek

Jan 26 2017 - Greece

Greece has substantially outperformed on last year's fiscal targets, is going to meet this year's targets and we need to finalize the work on outstanding measures in

Jan 18 2017

(The European Commission's) thinking in general on Brexit-related issues is we are not going into negotiations or pre-negotiations or taking positions before the U.K. formally notifies its intention to

Jan 13 2017

This is a major deal that is set to benefit insurers, reinsurers and policy holders on both sides of the

Dec 12 2016

We are in close contact with the Italian authorities and we are ready to discuss different solutions within our legal

Dec 06 2016

As regards the current banking situation in Italy, we are in close contact with the Italian

Nov 28 2016 - Portugal

It's agreed already in August and the Commission will continue work on this

Nov 28 2016

This proposal will strengthen Europe's financial system further and aims at protecting taxpayers by ensuring we can deal with a central counterparty if it falls into

Nov 23 2016

We expect our international partners to stick to globally-agreed

Nov 23 2016

We have put forward new risk reduction proposals that build on the agreed global standards while taking into account the specificities of the European banking

Sep 29 2016

A solution we could not support is one which would weigh unduly on the financing of the broader economy in

Sep 29 2016

We do not believe a standardized capital floor is an essential part of the

Sep 29 2016

As things stand, the proposals Basel has issued for consultation would imply significant capital requirement increases in all

Sep 09 2016 - Unemployment

Some ministers seemed to be in favor of a stabilization mechanism built around an unemployment scheme, others looked more towards investment-based

Jul 08 2016 - IMF

For various reasons, the windfalls from higher growth and lower interest rates were insufficiently used to reduce deficits and

May 03 2016

The economic recovery in Europe continues but the global context is less conducive than it was. Future growth will increasingly depend on the opportunities we create for

Apr 18 2016 - Refugees

We need strong economic fundamentals, to deal with different challenges which we are facing with – refugee crisis, with security challenges and also to convince our citizens that there are benefits in the European project, that we are better off together and people start seeing tangible results of an economic recovery also in their

Apr 18 2016

We already have EU budget and certain policies which ensure fiscal transfers among member states. The five presidents' report actually explicitly mentions that it is not meant to be a new permanent transfer

Apr 18 2016

Exactly, the time frame is quite ambitious. So last December the European Council tasked the finance ministers to work intensively on this and to report back to the Council by June this year and If needed are ready to modify our proposals in order to achieve consensus on those

Apr 18 2016

Well on political union, it means strengthening the democratic legitimacy of our decision making as regards economic and fiscal policies. This is one element which has been discussed, often

Apr 18 2016

Unfortunately since the financial and economical crisis, this process has stalled and this is underlying the motive of completing the Economic and Monetary

Apr 18 2016

Well, stronger involvement of national parliaments actually means stronger sovereignty if you want. It's also worth headlining that it will mean also more common decision making and of course it will imply some sovereignty sharing. And we will need to find the right balance between sovereignty sharing and risk

Apr 18 2016

In economic terms, it's a much better result both for UK and EU as a whole, it's for the UK to stay within the

Apr 18 2016

Those are meant to be advisory institutions, which are monitoring for example member states' fiscal performance or member states' competitiveness factors and advising the governments. It is still for the governments to take the decisions and still for the parliaments to

Feb 05 2016 - Portugal

We need to remain very attentive, we cannot be certain that the Portuguese budget plan offers enough reassurance to correct the excessive deficit in 2016 – and government debt is still very high at 130 percent of

Nov 04 2015 - IMF

We broadly share the programme objectives and the measures needed to reach the objectives. We know there are some differences on assessments, how much effort is needed to reach the fiscal targets … This is

Jul 12 2015 - European Commission

I think it is relatively unlikely that the European Commission will get a mandate to start formal negotiations as regards a third programme or 'SM' programme

Jun 24 2015

We are making progress but there are still some outstanding issues to be

Feb 25 2015

It is important that the Greek government works seriously on this issue (the implementation of reforms), also in order to ensure financial stability and to counter some of the negative tendencies which we have been seeing over the past couple of weeks or months with some capital

Feb 18 2014

I think that we need more Europe on big things and less Europe on small things, that Europe should really concentrate on those issues where we can get really clear added value, and being less active on relatively small bureaucratic issues which is the EU is sometimes even too much associated

Nov 22 2013

It is quite clear that we have to take necessary steps to avoid tragedies like this one happening again. We are going to take more severe control measures in construction sites of this kind, especially in sites that are currently under construction or the construction is planned to start

Nov 22 2013

Police have started the investigation already. The criminal process will investigate possible construction violations which may have caused serious

Mar 08 2012

We need to think about energy supply security, about diversification of the sources and of course we need to think also about commercial liability of the project to make sure that this project is

Jun 10 2009

We yesterday in the government adopted the decision to do another fiscal correction of 500 million lats for 2009 in order to ensure that we continue to receive international

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