Press releases

Statement by the European Commission and the IMF on Cyprus

27/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 June 2013 We welcome today’s announcement by the Cypriot authorities to launch a voluntary debt exchange of Cypriot sovereign bonds with a total nominal value of €1,0 billion and maturing within the economic adjustment programme period (2013-Q1 2016), for new bonds with the same coupon...

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Business Climate Indicator increases in June

27/06/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 June 2013 In June 2013, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area increased by 0.07 points to ‑0.68. While the assessment of past production deteriorated somewhat, managers' appraisal of order books (overall and export) and production expectations improved.

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June 2013: Economic sentiment improves markedly in both the euro area and the EU

27/06/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 June 2013 June 2013June 2013 In June the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) improved markedly, continuing last month's increase. Sentiment increased by 1.8 points in both the euro area (to 91.3) and the EU (to 92.6).

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Speech: Vice-President Rehn's remarks at the ECOFIN

21/06/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Vice-President Speech: Vice-President ECOFIN Press Conference/Luxembourg 21 June, 2013 Thank you Michael. We have indeed had two intensive but productive days here in Luxembourg.

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Speech: Remarks by Vice-President Olli Rehn at Eurogroup press conference

21/06/2013

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: Luxembourg 20 June, 2013 Thank you Jeroen. I start by congratulating Latvia for the Eurogroup's endorsement of the Commission's and the ECB's convergence reports.

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June 2013: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

20/06/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 June 2013 June 2013June 2013 In June 2013, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator improved sharply in both the euro area (-18.8 after -21.9 in May 2013) and the EU (-17.5 after -20.2 in May 2013).

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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Luxembourg, 21 June

19/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 June 2013 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance Ministers will take place in Luxembourg on Friday, 21 June 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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Statement by the Commission, ECB and IMF on the Greek review mission

19/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 June 2013 A mission from the EC, ECB, and IMF that has been reviewing the government's economic programme has made important progress. To allow completion of technical work, policy discussions will pause, but are expected to resume by the end of the month.

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Audition à l'Assemblée nationale français (fr)

19/06/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President de la Commission Européenne et membre de la Commission responsable pour les Affaires Economiques et Monétaires et l'euro Assemblée Nationale - Paris 18 June 2013 Mesdames et Monsieur les Présidents des commissions parlementaires, Mesdames et Messieurs les Députés, Je vous remercie de votre invitation.

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Speech: Keynote speech by Olli Rehn at the Brussels Economic Forum

19/06/2013

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: Brussels Economic Forum 2013 19 June 2013 Distinguished speakers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me welcome you to the 2013 edition of the Brussels Economic Forum.

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Press Speaking Points on the adoption Latvia's Convergence Report

05/06/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Press Conference, Brussels 5 June 2013 This press conference is about a very important subject: Latvia's application to become member of the euro and the eurozone.

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Convergence Report for Latvia: Frequently asked questions

05/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 June 2013 What is the Convergence Report? The Convergence Report examines whether Latvia satisfies the conditions for adopting the single currency, namely: the economic criteria (price stability, sound public finances, exchange rate stability and convergence in long-term interest rates) compatibility of national legislation with Economic...

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Commission concludes that Latvia is ready to adopt euro in 2014

05/06/2013

European Press release Brussels, 5 June 2013 Commission Today, the European Commission publishes its 2013 Convergence Report on Latvia, together with a citizen's summary that briefly explains the report and the rationale behind it.

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Statement by the EC and the ECB following the conclusion of the third review of the financial assistance programme for Spain

03/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 June 2013 A delegation from the European Commission, in liaison with the European Central Bank, the European Stability Mechanism and the European Banking Authority, carried out the third review of the financial sector assistance programme for Spain from 21 May to 31 May 2013.

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