In September 2015, the Economic Sentiment and Business Climate Indicators both showed improvements in the euro area and the EU at large.
Belastingen dienen niet alleen om de overheidsuitgaven te dekken: je kunt er ook de groei, werkgelegenheid, investeringen, concurrentie en sociale gelijkheid een zetje mee geven. Ontdek hoe de Europese Commissie slimmere belastingen stimuleert.
The consumer confidence indicator showed a decrease in the EU, while remaining broadly stable in the euro area compared to August.
In August 2015, the BCI for the euro area decreased (by 0.20 points to +0.21), while the ESI went up a notch in the EU (+0.4 points to 107.0).
The European Commission signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece for a new stability support programme late on Wednesday 19 August. The European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Europe's firewall established in 2012 in response to the global financial crisis, will be able to disburse up to EUR 86 billion in loans over the next three years, provided that Greek authorities implement reforms to address fundamental economic and social challenges, as specified in the MoU.