Written Statements

Written statement: Banking Union – Annual report 2015

It is important to ensure that the direction towards banking union is maintained. However it is equally important that the impact of changes that banking union brings in its wake are tracked in an effective way, for corrective measures to be taken as necessary and quickly, not when it is too late. It cannot simply

Written Statements

Joint debate – EU-Tunisia trade relations

There should be consensus that we need… and that Tunisia needs… this agreement. However across the divide of those signing the agreement, institutionally and economically, we are not operating at the same level. In agriculture, what trading concessions we concede to Tunisia, weak though they seem from the south of the Mediterranean, are perceived from

Written Statements

Commission decision adopted on the Corporate Tax package

So long as it introduces better transparency in tax matters over the European Union, the Commission decision on the corporate tax package is welcome. However, where it serves as part of a wider programme to introduce harmonisation of taxation across member states, the package must be critically scrutinised. Member states especially in the Eurozone are

Written Statements

Written statement: Gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges

I support the proposed ‘women-on-boards directive’ not only for economic reasons. It does not make sense for any corporation to utilise in its production only half of the machines it has available. This applies for mechanical as well as for human “machines”. Women were excluded from operational and decision-making posts for ideological reasons. These acted