I voted in favour of the motion but would like to condition it with the following observations: A banking union should serve to create transparency of operations across banks in the union while shielding national governments from the burden of bailouts should their big banks collapse. Theoretically, all banks would need to be treated equally,
The powers of the European Central Bank to impose sanctions (A8-0028/2014 – Kay Swinburne) – 26.11.2014
My vote is bound to the following reservation: In reforms being introduced as part of the Banking Union, we need to give more attention to the impact that the ongoing changes will have on operating costs of banks and on banks’ propensity to lend. Necessary as they are from a certain perspective, current bank regulation
I have voted for this resolution with the reservation that I disagree and do not approve the reference at Article 78 to the financial transaction tax. In my view, given current circumstances, this reference is inappropriate and unnecessary.
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2014/007 IE/Andersen Ireland (A8-0024/2014 – Ivan Štefanec) – 13.11.2014
I have voted in favour of the mobilization of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund regarding Andersen Ireland and similar cases brought before this House, because workers who are being adversely affected by globalization deserve support. Were it not so, I would have voted against. Globalization is not only experienced when businesses close down or when
I want to register my major reservations on my vote in favour of this motion. Contrary to what is being stated, in the operation of aid funds set under the annual budget, the EU is implementing a one-size-fits-all approach – the same measure is being applied to all. I refer to two examples from Malta’s