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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 Comments at the Informal Ecofin Council Informa...

30/03/2012

SPEECH/12/250 Following today's informal meeting of the Ecofin Council in Copenhagen, Vice-president of the European Commission Olli Rehn made the following comments: Europe’s crisis response has recently made substantial progress in all its fronts, including ...

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March 2012: Business Climate Indicator decreased in March

29/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 March 2012 - In March 2012, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area decreased by 0.14 points to -0.30. The decline was mainly driven by a more negative assessment of production expectations, ...

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March 2012: Economic sentiment weakens in the EU but remains broadly stable in the euro area

29/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 March 2012 - Brussels, 29 March 2012 - After improving in January and February, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) decreased in March by 0.8 points in the EU and by a marginal 0....

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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 Second Programme of Economic Adjustment for...

27/03/2012

SPEECH/12/231 Dear Sharon, Dear Pervenche, Honourable Members, Dear Colleagues, Thank you for this opportunity to exchange views on Greece. I also want to thank you for the questions put forward in advance by the political groups, and to which we have ...

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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 Speech at the Parliament of the Republic of Por...

15/03/2012

SPEECH/12/190 Dear Ms President of the Assembly of the Republic, Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great honour for me to be invited to the Assembly of the Republic. Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity....

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Statement by Commission Vice-President Olli Rehn on private sector participation in the second Greek programme

09/03/2012

MEMO/12/174 Brussels, 9 March 2012 I am very satisfied by the large positive turnout of the voluntary debt exchange in Greece. This demonstrates the strong support for the agreements reached in February on a second programme for Greece....

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Hungary: Commission continues accelerated infringement procedure on independence of the data protection supervisor and measures affecting the judiciary and asks additional information on ...

07/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 March 2012 – The European Commission has today decided on further steps following Hungary’s reply to three letters of formal notice of 17 January (see IP/12/24 ) and their legal analysis....

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Hungary – infringements: Commission takes further legal steps on measures affecting the judiciary and the independence of the data protection authority, notes some progress on central b...

07/03/2012

MEMO/12/165 Brussels, 7 March 2012 On 1 January, a new Constitution and a number of cardinal laws entered into force in Hungary. The European Commission immediately conducted a full legal analysis of the final versions of the new provisions and their ...

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3148th Council meeting Economic and Financial Affairs Brussels, 21 February 2012

06/03/2012

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION EN 6678/12 PRESSE 57 PR CO 9 PRESS RELEASE President Ms Margrethe Vestager Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior of Denmark Main results of the Council The Council agreed a general approach on two draft regulations ...

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Commission adopts Recommendation asking Hungary to take steps to correct deficit

06/03/2012

MEMO/12/161 Brussels, 6 March 2012 The Commission has today adopted a Recommendation for a Council Recommendation asking Hungary to take steps to correct its excessive deficit in a sustainable and credible manner by 2012....

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Olli Rehn Vice-Président de la Commission européenne et membre de la Commission responsable pour les Affaires Economiques et Monétaires et l'euro Turning the tide of the crisis Colloqu... français (fr)

06/03/2012

SPEECH/12/152 Monsieur le Ministre, Mesdames et Messieurs les députés, chers amis, Permettez-moi de vous remercier pour votre invitation à cette conférence et de revenir sur notre travail commun pour répondre aux défis économiques actuels....

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Ireland: European Commission gives green light for €5.8 billion payment following successful completion of fifth review of financial assistance programme

01/03/2012

MEMO/12/149 Brussels, 1 March 2012 Today, the European Commission completed the fifth review of the EU-IMF supported financial assistance programme for Ireland. In this context, the Commission authorises the disbursement of €5....

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