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Commission staff carry out fifth Post-Programme Surveillance mission to Latvia

10/04/2014

European MEMO Brussels, 10 April 2014 Commission Following the successful conclusion on 20 January 2012 of the three-year financial support by the EU, the fifth Post-Programme Surveillance (PPS) mission to Latvia was carried out by staff of the European Commission from 7 to 10 April, together with the European Central...

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High Level Group on Business Services: frequently asked questions

09/04/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 April 2014 1. What are business services? Business services are services where one business supports another in the execution of its activities. They are also known as “business to business” activities.

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Business services crucial for keeping Europe's industry fit

09/04/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 April 2014 The importance of Business Services should be adequately reflected in the Europe 2020 Strategy according to a report which the High Level Group on Business Services delivered today.

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A smooth euro changeover in Latvia

08/04/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 April 2014 The European Commission today adopted a report on the introduction of the euro in Latvia. The report presents the most important aspects of the smooth and successful changeover and draws some conclusions for future changeovers in other Member States.

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Statement by the European Commission and the European Central Bank following the conclusion of the first post-programme surveillance mission to Spain

04/04/2014

European Commission Brussels, 4 April 2014 Statement After the expiry of the financial sector programme in January 2014, a staff team from the European Commission, in liaison with staff from the European Central Bank, undertook the first visit to Spain in the context of the post-programme surveillance (PPS) on 24-28...

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Support Group for Cyprus, first Activity Report: helping Cyprus pursue reforms and restore growth

02/04/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 April 2014 The Support Group for Cyprus today published its first report on technical assistance for Cyprus. The Support Group was launched by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in March 2013 to coordinate the technical assistance requested by Cyprus in order to help...

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Speech - Speaking points by Vice-President Olli Rehn at the Eurogroup Press Conference

01/04/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Speech - Eurogroup Athens, 1 April 2014 Let me begin with some words on the economic outlook.

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Expert Group publishes final report on debt redemption fund and eurobills

31/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 March 2014 President José Manuel Barroso and Vice-President Olli Rehn, responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, have today received the final report of the Commission's Expert Group on a debt redemption fund and eurobills.

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Business Climate Indicator broadly unchanged in March

28/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 March 2014 In March 2014 the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area remained broadly unchanged (at +0.39). Managers' production expectations and their appraisal of past production improved, while the level of overall and export order books, as well as the stocks of...

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March 2014: Economic Sentiment up in the euro area and broadly flat in the EU

28/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 March 2014 March 2014March 2014 In March the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) increased by 1.2 points in the euro area (to 102.4), while remaining broadly flat in the EU (a marginal increase by 0.3 points to 105.3).

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