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December 2012: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

20/12/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 December 2012 December 2012December 2012 In December 2012, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator remained broadly unchanged in both the EU (-24.1 after -23.8 in November 2012) and the euro area (-26.6 after -26.9 in November 2012).

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Speech - Current Account Surpluses in the EU and the 2012 Fiscal Sustainability Report: - Rebalancing for Sustainable Growth

19/12/2012

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 - Press Conference - Brussels 18 December 2012 Ladies and Gentlemen, I have the pleasure today of sharing with you some recommended Christmas reading on European...

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Commission publishes report on current account surpluses in the EU

18/12/2012

ΕUROPEAN COMMISSION MEMO Βrussels, 18 December 2012 1. The context Macroeconomic imbalances in the euro area and in the EU expanded significantly in the run-up to the financial crisis. The imbalances manifested themselves in significant and persistent divergence in the current accounts of EU Member States.

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Ensuring sound public finances: Fiscal Sustainability Report 2012

18/12/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 December 2012 What is the Fiscal Sustainability Report? The Fiscal Sustainability Report 2012 is a study produced by the services of the European Commission. The report analyses the sustainability of public finances in the Member States, looking in particular at the impact of the financial,...

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Supporting growth and jobs in Greece – Task Force for Greece quarterly report December 2012

17/12/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 December 2012 The Commission's Task Force for Greece has presented its third quarterly report on technical assistance for Greece. The report describes the assistance provided by the Task Force, the Member States, international organisations and other specialist bodies to support Greece in the implementation...

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Questions and Answers on the Task Force for Greece

17/12/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 December 2012 The Task Force for Greece, launched by President Barroso in July 2011 to provide technical assistance, publishes its third progress report today. The Task Force, which has personnel in both Athens and Brussels, identifies and coordinates the technical assistance that Greece needs to...

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Vice-President Rehn's remarks at the Eurogroup Press Conference

13/12/2012

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Vice-President Vice-President Eurogroup Press Conference/Brussels 13 December 2012 Today's decisions by the Eurogroup mark the conclusion of many long months of uncertainty for Greece.

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Vice-President Rehn's remarks at the ECOFIN Press Conference

04/12/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 December 2012 Good afternoon. As Finance Minister Shiarly said, today’s ECOFIN addressed several important issues and I will refer to two of them, two proposals that are of fundamental relevance to our efforts to restore confidence and to lay the foundations for a deep and...

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Speech Vice-President Rehn's remarks at the Eurgroup Press Conference

04/12/2012

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Eurogroup/Brussels 4 December 2012 Thank you Jean-Claude. On Greece, I will also refrain from commenting in any way on the debt buyback operation underway until the results...

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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 4 December 2012

03/12/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 December 2012 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance Ministers will start on Tuesday, 4 December at 11.00. The European Commission will be represented by Olli Rehn, Vice President and Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market...

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