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Business Climate Indicator picks up in May

30/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 May 2013 In May 2013, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area increased by 0.28 points to ‑0.76. While production expectations deteriorated slightly, managers' appraisal of the stocks of finished products, order books (overall and export) and past production improved.

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May 2013: Economic sentiment picks up in both the euro area and the EU

30/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 May 2013 May 2013May 2013 In May the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) picked up again. The indicator's recovery starting in autumn last year had been interrupted by flat developments in March and deteriorations in April.

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Press Speaking Points at the European Semester Press Conference

29/05/2013

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 Semester Press Conference, Brussels 29 May 2013 Good afternoon.

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Commission takes steps under the Excessive Deficit Procedure

29/05/2013

European MEMO Brussels, 29 May 2013 Commission Which decisions has the Commission taken today as regards the Excessive Deficit Procedure? The Commission has today recommended that the Council abrogate the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) for five countries: Italy, Latvia, Hungary, Lithuania and Romania.

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May 2013: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

23/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 May 2013 May 2013May 2013 In May 2013, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator improved marginally in the EU (-20.2 after -20.4 in April 2013) and the euro area (-21.9 after -22.3 in April 2013).

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Commission moves to strengthen EIB lending outside the EU over the next seven years

23/05/2013

European Press release Brussels, 23 May 2013 Commission The European Commission has today adopted a proposal on financing operations in support of investment projects outside the EU by the European Investment Bank (EIB), on the basis of an EU budgetary guarantee.

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Speech - Social pillar of the of EMU – Commission statement in the European Parliament

22/05/2013

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 session / Strasbourg 22 May 2013 President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, The Commission is collegially, with the steer of President Barroso,...

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Third Post-Programme Surveillance mission to Latvia by the Commission services

16/05/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 May 2013 Following the successful conclusion on 20 January 2012 of the three-year financial support programme by the EU, the third Post-Programme Surveillance (PPS) mission to Latvia was carried out by the Commission services from 13 to 15 May, together with the ECB.

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Issues related to the continued issuance of the 1 and 2 euro cent coins

14/05/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 May 2013 Why focus on the 1 and 2 euro cent coins today? Since 1 January 2002, the euro has been available in physical form as banknotes and coins, including the 1 and 2 euro cent coins.

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Commission outlines options for future of 1 and 2 euro cent coins

14/05/2013

European Press release Brussels, 14 May 2013 Commission The Commission has suggested four possible scenarios for the future issuance or withdrawal of 1 and 2 euro cent coins. The Communication adopted today responds to a request from the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers in 20121 to investigate the...

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Speech - Press Speaking Points at the Eurogroup Press Conference

14/05/2013

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 - Eurogroup Press Conference, Brussels 14 May 2013 Many thanks Jeroen.

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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 14 May

11/05/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 May 2013 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance Ministers will take place in Brussels on Tuesday, 14 May 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...

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Speech - Economic Dialogue on financial assistance to Cyprus

08/05/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Economic Speech - Economic European Parliament, ECON Committee, Brussels 8 May 2013 Madam Chair, Honourable Members, Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the economic support programme...

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The future of EMU: deepening the debate

07/05/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Conference "the Blueprint for a deep and Genuine EMU; debating the future economic, monetary, banking and political union" 7 May 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me kick...

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Speech: Investing for growth: comments in the EP budget committee discussion on the EIB's capital increase

07/05/2013

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: EP BUDG Committee with VP Rehn and EIB President Hoyer 7 May 2013 Mr Chairman, President Hoyer, Honourable Members, I am pleased to be here today...

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Speech: Spring Forecast: slowly recovering from a protracted recession

03/05/2013

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: Press Conference on the Spring Economic Forecast 3 May 2013 Good morning, Let me start with a remark on forecasting and policy-making.

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Spring 2013 forecast: The EU economy – slowly recovering from a protracted recession

03/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 May 2013 Following the recession that marked 2012, the EU economy is expected to stabilise in the first half of 2013. GDP growth is projected to turn positive gradually in the second half of the year before gaining some traction in 2014.

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