Following a petition signed by the necessary 50.000 citizens, Finland's Parliament in 2016 will debate whether to leave the euro. The objective of the petition is to have a referendum on euro membership, but this will only happen if supported by Parliament. For more details, see Euractiv.Read More..
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These three member states have presented their draft annual budgetary plans well before the deadline of 15 October set by the European governance legal framework (article 6(1) Regulation (EU) 473/2013).Read More..
The Greek Parliament is set to vote today on a set of prior actions presented as a condition for endorsement by the Eurogroup on 14 August of the Memorandum of Understanding agreed between the Greek government and the 'Institutions' (IMF/EC/ECB) on 11 August. See also the relevant section in the Report on Greece by Afroditi-Ioanna […]Read More..
See the relevant section in the Report on Finland by Päivi Leino-Sandberg & Janne Salminen for further information on parliamentary involvement in the ESM in Finland.Read More..
The debate of 28 April followed the signing of a petition by 53.000 people, forcing the Finnish Parliament to hold the debate. The petition also demands a referendum on euro area membership, but that is to be decided by Parliament. See the news coverage by Reuters and Il Sole 24 ore.Read More..
The European Commission has asked several euro area member states for clarification on their draft budgetary plans for 2017, relating to issues such as reassurances on the behaviour of incoming governments, clarification on demands for flexibility, compliance risks with the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). All member states apart from Greece presented their plans in accordance with article 6(1) […]Read More..