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EU response to the crisis

From the deepest economic crisis the world economy has seen since the great depression, Europe is emerging with new common institutions and a greater commitment to shared responsibility and solidarity.

Understand why the crisis happened and how Europe responded: European Economy Explained (available in 23 languages).

Emerging stronger from the crisis: the European vision

This video offers a brief overview of how the EU has found solutions to tackle the financial crisis, how it is reinforcing its economic and monetary union and how this is paving the way towards a strong political union.

Date: 11.09.2012
Duration 6:15

Key events this month

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

05/11/2014European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 05 November 2014 Staff teams from the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) visited Portugal from 28 October until 4 November to conduct a first post-programme surveillance (PPS) mission. This was coordinated with the IMF's first post-programme monitoring (PPM) mission. 

2014 AUTUMN FORECAST PRESS SPEAKING POINTS - Slow growth amidst very low inflation

04/11/2014European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] KATAINEN Jyrki, MOSCOVICI Pierre - EU Commissioner for Economic And Financial Affairs Brussels, 04 November 2014 The powerpoint presentation can be found here:  Spokesperson: Good morning and welcome to this presentation of the European Commission's 2014 autumn economic forecast. 

More than 120 million persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2013

04/11/2014In 2013, 122.6 million people, or 24.5% of the population, in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that these people were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity. The proportion of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU28 in 2013 (24.5%) has slightly decreased compared with 2012 (24.8%), but is higher than in 2008 (23.8%). The reduction of the number of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU is one of the key targets of the Europe 2020 strategy. 

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