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10 years of the euro – design a commemorative euro coin

29/04/2011

IP/11/508 Brussels, 29 April 2011 On 1 January 2012 it will be ten years since euro banknotes and coins were introduced and the euro became part of daily life for people living in euro area countries. A competition open to all euro-area citizens is being ...

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April 2011: Economic sentiment declines in both the EU and the euro area

29/04/2011

IP/11/513 Brussels, 29 April 2011 Important notice: From February 2011 onwards, business surveys are presented exclusively in accordance with the NACE rev.2 classification. In previous months, a combination of NACE rev....

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April 2011: Business Climate Indicator down in the euro area

29/04/2011

IP/11/514 Brussels, 29 April 2011 Important notice: From February 2011 onwards, business surveys are presented exclusively in accordance with the NACE rev.2 classification. In previous months, a combination of NACE rev....

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April 2011: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

19/04/2011

IP/11/494 Brussels, 19 April 2011 In April 2011, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator decreased in both the EU (down to -13.7 from -12.8 in March 2011) and the euro area (down to -11....

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A new step reinforcing the quality of European statistics

18/04/2011

IP/11/482 Brussels, 18 April 2011 The Commission adopted on Friday 15 April a Communication to reinforce the quality of European statistics by moving from correction to prevention. The Communication 'Towards robust quality management for European Statistics' ...

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Statement by the EC, ECB, and IMF on the Review Mission to Ireland

15/04/2011

MEMO/11/248 Brussels, 15 April 2011 Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Dublin during April 5-15 for the first quarterly review of the government’s economic programme. ...

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Statement by the EC and IMF on the Review Mission to Latvia

15/04/2011

MEMO/11/249 Riga, 15 April 2011 A joint team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission (EC) visited Riga during April 5–15 for discussions for the Fourth Review of the ongoing international financial support program....

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Olli Rehn European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Is the euro saved for good? The Brookings Institution Washington, 14 April 2011

14/04/2011

SPEECH/11/276 Olli Rehn European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Is the euro saved for good? The Brookings Institution Washington, 14 April 2011 Ladies and Gentlemen, Justin, Dan, Thank you for your kind invitation to speak at Brookings ...

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Olli Rehn European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs The Europe 2020 Project Bond Initiative EC/EIB Conference Brussels, 11 April 2011

11/04/2011

SPEECH/11/255 Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to welcome you as well to today's conference on the Europe 2020 Project Bond Initiative, for which the European Commission launched the stakeholders' consultation on 28 February (until 2 May)....

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Commission's mission to Hungary welcomes commitment to structural reform and calls for further details on deficit cuts

11/04/2011

IP/11/458 Brussels, 11 April 2011 European Commission officials, in close cooperation with International Monetary Fund staff, conducted a mission from 4th to 8th April to prepare the Commission's Spring 2011 forecast and to review recent developments ...

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Mobilising $100 billion per year by 2020 for climate actions in developing countries "challenging but feasible", says Commission report

08/04/2011

IP/11/452 Brussels, 8 April 2011 Mobilising $100 billion per year by 2020 for climate actions in developing countries "challenging but feasible", says Commission report A Commission staff working document on "Scaling up international climate finance after ...

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Statement by the Eurogroup and ECOFIN Ministers

08/04/2011

MEMO/11/227 Brussels, 8 April 2011 Ministers acknowledged the Portuguese authorities' request for financial assistance. Ministers invited the Commission, the ECB, the IMF and Portugal to set up a programme and take appropriate action to safeguard financial ...

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Inflation in the euro area has picked up, but underlying price pressures remain subdued

07/04/2011

IP/11/449 Brussels, 7 April 2011 This Quarterly Report on the euro area concludes that the main reason for the acceleration of inflation in recent months is higher commodity prices, whereas domestically-generated inflation pressures remain subdued....

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