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Business Climate Indicator increases further in November

28/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 November 2013 In November 2013, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area rose for the seventh successive month, turning positive for the first time since March 2012. It increased by 0.26 points to +0.18.

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November 2013: Economic Sentiment improves in the euro area and the EU

28/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 November 2013 November 2013November 2013 In November the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) increased by 0.8 points in the euro area (to 98.5) and by 0.4 points in the EU (to 102.1).

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Remarks by Vice-President Olli Rehn at the Eurogroup press conference

22/11/2013

European Commission Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Brussels 22 November, 2013 Today's meeting marked another significant milestone in the deepening of economic governance in the euro area.

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November 2013: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

21/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 November 2013 November 2013November 2013 In November 2013, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator declined in both the euro area (-15.4 after -14.5 in October 2013) and the EU (-12.4 after 11.7 in October 2013).

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Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on Greece

21/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 November 2013 Staff teams of the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have concluded their visit to Greece following productive discussions with the authorities on the set of policies that could serve as a basis for the completion...

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Speech - Remarks by Vice-President at the Press Conference on the Autumn Fiscal Package 2013

15/11/2013

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, Brussels 15 November, 2013 Today marks the culmination of many intense weeks of work here at the European Commission, analysing for the first...

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Autumn fiscal surveillance package: FAQ

15/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 November 2013 What is the Commission presenting today? Today, the Commission issued its first ever opinions on each of the 13 Draft Budgetary Plans submitted by euro area Member States by 15 October.

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Europe's budgetary surveillance moves into full gear

15/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 November 2013 The European Commission today presented a major package of budgetary surveillance announcements, covering 13 euro area Member States and 3 non-euro Member States, with a special focus also on the euro area as an economic entity in its own right.

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

15/11/2013

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 14 November, 2013 The economic situation has not changed dramatically since yesterday, or last week.

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Statement by Vice-President Rehn on Ireland's decision regarding programme exit

14/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 November 2013 This morning, Michael Noonan informed me of the Irish Government's decision to exit the EU/IMF programme in December as planned and without a pre-arranged precautionary credit facility. I know the Irish Government has reflected very carefully on this matter.

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Speech - European Semester 2014

13/11/2013

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 2014 Press Conference on European Semester, Brussels 13 November, 2013 Good afternoon. Our Autumn Forecast last week confirmed that Europe is seeing an economic turnaround.

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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 15 November

13/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 13 November 2013 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance (ECOFIN) Ministers will take place in Brussels on 15 November at 10.30. The European Commission will be represented by Olli Rehn, Vice President and Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro and Michel Barnier,...

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The EU's economic governance explained

12/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 November 2013 The lessons learned from the recent economic, financial and sovereign debt crisis have led to successive reforms of the EU's rules, introducing, among other things, new surveillance systems for budgetary and economic policies and a new budgetary timeline.

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Statement by the EC, ECB and IMF on the Twelfth Review Mission to Ireland

08/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 November 2013 Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Dublin during October 29-November 7 for the twelfth and final review of the government's economic adjustment programme.

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

08/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 November 2013 Following the successful conclusion on 20 January 2012 of the three-year financial support by the EU, the fourth Post-Programme Surveillance (PPS) mission to Latvia was carried out by the European Commission services from 4 to 7 November, together with the ECB.

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Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on the Second Review Mission to Cyprus

07/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 November 2013 Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nicosia during 29 October – 7 November for the second quarterly review of Cyprus’s economic programme, which is supported by financial assistance from the European...

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Speech - Autumn Forecast: Gradual recovery, external risks

05/11/2013

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 - Autumn Forecast Press Conference, Brussels 5 November, 2013 Welcome to this presentation of our 2013 Autumn Forecast.

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Autumn 2013 economic forecast: Gradual recovery, external risks

05/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 November 2013 In recent months, there have been encouraging signs that an economic recovery is underway in Europe. After contracting up to the first quarter of 2013, the European economy started to grow again in the second quarter and real GDP is set to...

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Romania: Statement of the European Commission and International Monetary Fund Staff Visit

05/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 November 2013 Teams from the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission visited Bucharest 22 October - 5 November to conduct discussions on the first review of the economic programme supported by an IMF Stand-By Agreement and a status update of the precautionary balance of...

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