News - March 2010

The impact of the global crisis on competitiveness and current account divergence in the euro area

31/03/2010

SPEECH /10/141 Michel Barnier Membe r of the European Commission responsible for the Internal Market and Services Financial regulation in Europe – where next? Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED Dinner with representatives of the ...

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30/03/2010

"I know from my own experience as a keen football player that any team needs a meaningful division of labour, based on insightful leadership, individual excellence and smooth, seamless teamwork. To score, we need one or two strikers, but also an astute playmaker and a smooth winger – not to speak of a competent defence. I would like to be remembered as the team player who helped Europe enter a new era of better competitiveness, higher productivity and growing prosperity for current and future generations."

 

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March 2010: Economic Sentiment Indicator regains momentum

29/03/2010

IP/10/381 Brussels, 29 March 2010 March 2010: Economic Sentiment Indicator regains momentum In March, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) improved significantly, reaching 99.6 (+2.0 points) in the EU and 97....

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March 2010: Business Climate Indicator further improves

29/03/2010

IP/10/382 Brussels, 29 March 2010 March 2010: Business Climate Indicator further improves In March, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area improved further - marking one year of uninterrupted recovery....

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Olli Rehn European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Policy The Giegold Report on the 2009 Annual Statement of the euro area European Parliament Brussels, 25 March 2010

25/03/2010

SPEECH/10/127Olli RehnEuropean Commissioner for Economic and Monetary PolicyThe Giegold Report on the 2009 Annual Statement of the euro area Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED European ParliamentBrussels, 25 March 2010President, ...

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Legal tender of the euro: Q&A on the new Commission recommendation

22/03/2010

MEMO/10/92Brussels, 22 March 2010Legal tender of the euro: Q&A on the new Commission recommendation(see IP/10/331)1. Why was a EU initiative necessary?Since the introduction of the euro, the status of legal tender of euro banknotes and coins is a European ...

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March 2010: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

22/03/2010

IP/10/337Brussels, 22 March 2010March 2010: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator In March 2010, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator remained broadly unchanged in both the EU (at -13....

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Commission adopts a recommendation on the scope and effects of legal tender of euro banknotes and coins

22/03/2010

IP/10/331Brussels, 22 March 2010Commission adopts a recommendation on the scope and effects of legal tender of euro banknotes and coinsThe Commission has adopted today a recommendation on the legal tender of the euro banknotes and coins, a legal concept ...

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22/03/2010

"One of the main objectives of Europe 2020 is to increase school attendance.The school system is under tremendous pressure.Education needs to prepare students to deal with more rapid change in society and labour markets than ever before.Teachers should prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created,using technologies that have not yet been invented"

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Olli Rehn European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Policy Reforming the European economy towards economic, social and environmental sustainability European Economic and Social Committee

19/03/2010

SPEECH/10/111Olli RehnEuropean Commissioner for Economic and Monetary PolicyReforming the European economy towards economic, social and environmental sustainability Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED European Economic and Social ...

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Olli Rehn European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Policy Reforming the European economy towards economic, social and environmental sustainability European Economic and Social Committee

19/03/2010

SPEECH/10/111Olli RehnEuropean Commissioner for Economic and Monetary PolicyReforming the European economy towards economic, social and environmental sustainability Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED European Economic and Social ...

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Commission assesses stability and convergence programmes of fourteen EU Member States

17/03/2010

IP/10/288Brussels, 17 March 2010Commission assesses stability and convergence programmes of fourteen EU Member StatesToday the European Commission examined the updated stability and convergence programmes (SCPs)1 of Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, ...

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Olli Rehn European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Policy A Strategy for Growth and Jobs until 2020 European Parliament, ECON Committee meeting Brussels, 16 March 2010

16/03/2010

SPEECH/10/98Olli RehnEuropean Commissioner for Economic and Monetary PolicyA Strategy for Growth and Jobs until 2020 Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED European Parliament, ECON Committee meetingBrussels, 16 March 2010Mme Chair, ...

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16/03/2010

"The economic crisis we are facing now is a moment of transformation in world history. Generally speaking, a crisis means a crucial or decisive situation, a turning point.

During these difficult times we have to bear in mind that the history of European integration is also a history of various crisis. We have gone through troubled waters. We have learned that the most efficient way to meet the challenges is solid cooperation. In the spirit of determination of the founding Fathers of the European Union, I am sure that we can also come out of this crisis with credit."

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Commission pays €1 billion in Balance of Payments support to Romania

11/03/2010

IP/10/269Brussels, 11 March 2010Commission pays €1 billion in Balance of Payments support to RomaniaThe EU disbursed today €1 billion to Romania, the second instalment of a €5 billion loan, which was agreed in May 2009 as part of a multilateral financial ...

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Commission makes a €0.5 billion disbursement as part of the Balance of Payments support to Latvia

11/03/2010

IP/10/263 Brussels, 11 March 2010 Commission makes a €0.5 billion disbursement as part of the Balance of Payments support to Latvia The EU disbursed today the third instalment of a €3.1 billion Community loan to Latvia, which was agreed in January 2009 ...

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Transcript of introductory remarks at Press Conference

01/03/2010

01/03/2010. First of all I want to say that I have been looking forward to visiting Greece for some time, in order to hold talks with ministers and authorities, and to have an opportunity to talk directly to the Greek media and, through you, to the Greek people.Let me say that the European Commission fully supports Greece in its efforts to overcome the difficult economic and fiscal situation.

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