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

9:30 am

Photo of John McGuinnessJohn McGuinness (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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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.