Press releases

Olli Rehn Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Preparations for the EU Summit EP Plenary Sessi...

30/11/2011

SPEECH/11/834 President, Honourable Members, Right Honourable Minister, I have been invited to discuss the preparations for next week's European Council with this House on behalf of President Barroso. The European Council will take place in a very challenging ...

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November 2011: Economic Sentiment resumes decline

29/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 November 2011 - In November, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) declined by 1.0 point in the EU and by 1.1 points in the euro area, dipping to 92.8 and 93....

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Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 29-30 November 2011

29/11/2011

MEMO/11/845 Brussels, 29 November 2011 EUROGROUP, 29 November The Eurogroup meeting will start on Tuesday 29 November at 17.00. The European Commission will be represented by Vice President for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Olli Rehn....

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November 2011: Business Climate Indicator declines further in the euro area

29/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 November 2011 - In November 2011, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area declined for the ninth month in a row. The drop in the BCI in November was mainly driven by a gloomier assessment ...

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Statement by Vice President Olli Rehn

27/11/2011

MEMO/11/839 Brussels, 27 November 2011 "I welcome the agreement presented today by Mr Elio Di Rupo today on the measures to underpin the Belgian federal budget with the aim of bringing the general government deficit to 2....

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Olli Rehn Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Overcoming the crisis in Europe and Italy Parli...

25/11/2011

SPEECH/11/808 Honourable Presidents of the Commissions and Members of Parliament, I am very glad to be back in Rome and in this Parliament. I recall many constructive and productive discussions with you in past years....

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Olli Rehn Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro The Commission's initiative for growth, governa...

23/11/2011

SPEECH/11/798 Thank you President. As outlined by the President, the current situation requires extraordinary and decisive policy action. To restore growth and safeguard the European integration project action is needed on broad front....

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Olli Rehn Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro The Commission's initiative for growth, governa...

23/11/2011

SPEECH/11/799 Dear Sharon, Honourable Members, Dear Friends, Thank you for the invitation to discuss with you today. The formal reason for this exchange of views is to give you the opportunity to ask me questions about the recent change to my portfolio. ...

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November 2011: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

22/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 November 2011 - In November 2011, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator declined in both the EU (down to -20.7 from -20.2 in October 2011) and the euro area (down to -20....

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Olli Rehn Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro On the way to a new stability culture in Europe...

22/11/2011

SPEECH/11/782 Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, Es ist für mich eine große Ehre heute bei deutschen Freunden sein zu dürfen. Wir haben ein gemeinsames Ziel. Wir alle wollen ein Europa, in dem jeder Europäer zuversichtlich in die Zukunft blicken kann....

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Olli Rehn Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Europe's quest for growth: which way forward AR...

21/11/2011

SPEECH/11/772 Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure for me to welcome such a distinguished group of participants here at our annual research conference. We are set to discuss today new growth models for Europe....

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First quarterly report of Commission's Task Force for Greece shows cautious optimism

17/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 November 2011 - In addition to fiscal consolidation as an important first step on Greece's long road to recovery, the country has also begun a programme of profound structural reform and work towards a ...

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

16/11/2011

MEMO/11/793 Brussels, 16 November 2011 Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Lisbon during November 7-16 for the second quarterly review of Portugal’s economic program. ...

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Autumn forecast 2011-13: Growth at a standstill

10/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 November 2011 - The recovery of the EU economy has stopped. Sharply deteriorated confidence is affecting investment and consumption, weakening global growth is holding back exports, and urgent fiscal consolidation ...

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The European Commission and European Investment Bank welcome the creation of expert group on “EU Platform for External Cooperation and Development”

08/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 08 November 2011 - A Commission expert group involving the European External Action Service, the European Investment Bank and EU Member States has today started its work to study the potential benefits of ...

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Press points Vice President Olli Rehn

08/11/2011

MEMO/11/769 Brussels, 8 November 2011 Press Conference following ECOFIN Council meeting While we are indeed moving forward to strengthen economic governance in the EU, it is important to strictly and fully implement what we have already at our disposal ...

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Statement by the EC and IMF on the Review of Romania’s Economic Program

07/11/2011

MEMO/11/763 Brussels, 7 November 2011 Staff teams from the European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Bucharest from October 25 until November 7 for the regular review of Romania’s economic program....

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