Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach
Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals
Before we get to item No. 8, which is the quarterly engagement with the Central Bank of Ireland, there are a few matters the committee has to deal with. Item No. 7 is EU scrutiny for the public record. I wish to record a decision taken by the committee earlier on EU legislative proposals. The committee agreed that schedule A items, COM(2018)93 and COM(2018)94, and schedule B item, COM(2018)126 do not warrant further scrutiny. The committee has also agreed to recommend to the Dáil and Seanad that both Houses exercise the powers under protocol 5 of the Lisbon treaty to issue a reasoned opinion to EU institutions in respect of COM(2018)147 and COM(2018)148 regarding taxation of the digital economy. Full details will be published on the committee's website.