Real recovery requires real reform Op-Ed in The Parliament Magazine

The EU will not achieve lasting financial stability and growth if its member states don’t stick to the rules, says Gunnar Hökmark. The single most important challenge in developing the monetary union, the eurozone and the banking union is stimulating … Continue reading

Proposal from Gunnar Hökmark on new banking legislation approved by ECON committee in European Parliament

MEPs agreed on a roadmap for banks to deal with losses, by ensuring that they hold enough capital and debt not to need taxpayer bailouts and defining conditions for remedial measures. Rapporteur Gunnar Hökmark (EPP, SE), said: “By introducing TLAC … Continue reading

Georgia is a country of old Europe – Op-Ed in Euractiv

Many forces wish to undermine Georgia’s democratic development, and this is why the EU engagement and cooperation must be much more active, writes Gunnar Hökmark. In the aftermath of the Russian revolution, the Democratic Republic of Georgia declared itself independent … Continue reading

Message from Brussels – Intervju med Gunnar Hökmark i Georgia Today

Despite it being the second biggest Parliament in the world, it’s still rare enough to find a member of the European Parliament who is knowledgeable about Georgia. Even rarer are those who boast a sound and thorough knowledge of the … Continue reading

All eyes on the FIFA World Cup – and on Russia – Op-Ed in EUObserver

As the FIFA World Cup sets off, everyone’s eyes will be on Russia. There are, however, plenty of other reasons for Europe to watch Russia. Kremlin’s warfare against European countries through direct attacks and through covert influence operations should be … Continue reading

Security challenges in the Eastern Partnership countries – Euronest draft report

Gunnar Hökmark är Europaparlamentets rapportör i Euronest parlamentariska församling för en kommande rapport om säkerhetsutmaningar i Östra Partnerskapsländerna och EU:s roll i att addressera dessa. Rapporten tar sin utgångspunkt i att bygga fria och suveräna samhällen som en förutsättning för … Continue reading

The misguided logic of digital taxation – Op-Ed in Euractiv

The European Commission’s proposal on digital taxation demonstrates a completely new logic of taxation. It contains all the wrongs you can achieve in one proposal, writes Gunnar Hökmark. The European Commission’s proposal on digital taxation demonstrates a completely new logic of … Continue reading

Nord Stream II aims to undermine Energy Union – Op-Ed in EUObserver

Last week, the industry and energy committee in the European Parliament voted in favour of bringing Nord Stream II under European law, re-establishing order, stability and predictability on the European energy market, as has always been the intention and ambition … Continue reading