News - April 2010

Latvia becomes the 18th Member State to adopt the euro

31/12/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 December 2013 After Latvia adopts the euro at midnight tonight – on the 15th anniversary of the launch of the euro in 1999 – 18 Member States and 333 million Europeans will share the same currency.

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December 2013: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

20/12/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 December 2013 December 2013December 2013 In December 2013, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator improved in the euro area (-13.6 after -15.4 in November 2013) and the EU (-11.1 after -12.4 in November 2013).

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VP Rehn’s comments to medias on Standard & Poor’s downgrading of EU from AAA (negative outlook) to AA+ (stable outlook)

20/12/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 December 2013 The Commission takes note that S&P has lowered the EU´s long-term rating to AA+, while at the same time changing the outlook to stable. The Commission underlines that the EU rating with the two other major rating agencies Fitch and Moody's is AAA.

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Statement by the EC, ECB and IMF on the Tenth Review mission to Portugal

16/12/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 December 2013 Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Lisbon during December 4-16 for the tenth quarterly review of Portugal’s economic adjustment programme. Further signs of recovery have emerged since the last review.

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Statement by the EC and the ECB following the conclusion of the fifth review of the financial assistance programme for Spain

16/12/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 December 2013 A delegation from the European Commission, in liaison with the European Central Bank, carried out the fifth and final review of the financial sector assistance programme for Spain from 2 December to 13 December 2013.

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Commission publishes Product Market Review 2013: Financing the real economy

13/12/2013

European MEMO Brussels, 13 December 2013 Commission What is the Product Market Review? The Product Market Review (PMR) is published every two years by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. It focuses on the impact of product market reforms on economic performance.

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Speech by VP Rehn at the European Parliament debate on the 2012 European Central Bank annual report

12/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro European Parliament, Strasbourg 12 December, 2013 Mr President, Honourable members, President Draghi, Let me first of all thank the Rapporteur, Mr Pittella, and the ECON Committee for...

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Speech by VP Rehn at the European Parliament debate on the 2012 European Central Bank annual report

12/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro European Parliament, Strasbourg 12 December, 2013 Mr President, Honourable members, President Draghi, Let me first of all thank the Rapporteur, Mr Pittella, and the ECON Committee for...

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Statement by Vice President Rehn on the publication of results of stress tests of Slovenian banks

12/12/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 December 2013 I welcome today’s publication of the independent assessment of the health and resilience of the Slovenian banking sector. This was identified by the Council as an urgent priority in order for Slovenia to address its excessive macroeconomic imbalances.

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Commission staff conclude fourth Post-Programme Surveillance mission to Hungary

11/12/2013

European MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 Commission European Commission officials conducted a mission to Hungary from 4 to 10 December 2013 to review recent developments and policy initiatives in the context of post-programme surveillance linked to EU balance of payments assistance between 2008 and 2010.

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Croatia: Commission takes steps under the Excessive Deficit Procedure

10/12/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 December 2013 What decisions has the Commission taken today as regards the Excessive Deficit Procedure? Today, the Commission is issuing an opinion, proposing to the Council of Ministers to decide that an excessive deficit exists in Croatia.

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Speech - Remarks by Vice-President Olli Rehn at the Eurogroup press conference

09/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Speech - Brussels 9 December, 2013 I would like to say a few words about the IMF review, Ireland and Greece.

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Speech - Remarks by Vice-President Olli Rehn at the Eurogroup press conference

09/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Speech - Brussels 9 December, 2013 I would like to say a few words about the IMF review, Ireland and Greece.

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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 10 December

09/12/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 December 2013 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance (ECOFIN) Ministers will take place in Brussels on 10 December at 10.00. The European Commission will be represented by Olli Rehn, Vice President and Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro and Michel Barnier,...

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Speech - The recovery of the European economy

04/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Speech - European Parliament, Brussels 4 December, 2013 Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for the invitation to discuss with you Europe's...

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Speech - The recovery of the European economy

04/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Speech - European Parliament, Brussels 4 December, 2013 Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for the invitation to discuss with you Europe's...

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Speech - Reform and recovery of the European and global economy

03/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Speech - Wirtschaftsrat Europe Symposium, Brussels 3 December, 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, meine sehr geehrten Damen und Herren, I am honoured to speak to such distinguished guests...

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Speech - Reform and recovery of the European and global economy

03/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Speech - Wirtschaftsrat Europe Symposium, Brussels 3 December, 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, meine sehr geehrten Damen und Herren, I am honoured to speak to such distinguished guests...

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Speech - Consolidating the return to growth

03/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Speech - The 2013 Euro Summit, Brussels 3 December, 2013 I would like to thank the Lisbon Council and Berenberg Bank for giving me the opportunity to...

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Speech - Consolidating the return to growth

03/12/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Speech - The 2013 Euro Summit, Brussels 3 December, 2013 I would like to thank the Lisbon Council and Berenberg Bank for giving me the opportunity to...

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Thirteenth report on practical preparations for the euro: final countdown for Latvia

03/12/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 December 2013 There is only one month to go before Latvia’s €-day, 1 January 2014, when the country becomes the 18th member of the euro area. The Commission has adopted today the thirteenth report on the practical preparations for the changeover.

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