News from Brussels / Week 29 August – 02 September 2016
BACK TO SCHOOL!
Our 751 MEPs came back to Brussels for a week full of committee meetings. In the Commission all eyes were on Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition, who announced that Apple’s tax benefits in Ireland were illegal (read press release). Other topics which drove the European week were the following.
“What unites us is stronger than what divides us.”
Olivier Guersent at the 4th Brussels Wednesday Social on 9th December 2015
“Quo vadis EURO? – Stress test for the EU”. Standing in for Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, Olivier Guersent, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) explained his vision of a Eurozone that is resilient to crises. It is also and not least true for these troubled times that Europe is currently experiencing.