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New rules on the protection of the euro and other currencies against counterfeiting apply as of today

New rules on the protection of the euro and other currencies against counterfeiting apply as of today

The Directive on the protection of the euro and other currencies through criminal law measures introduces tougher sanctions for criminals and improved tools for cross-border investigation. These EU rules must be implemented and applied by all Member States as of today.

 
May 2016: Flash consumer confidence indicator for EU and euro area

May 2016: Flash consumer confidence indicator for EU and euro area

In May 2016, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator increased markedly in both the EU (by 1.1 points to -5.7) and the euro area (by 2.3 points to -7.0) compared to April.

 
Eurobarometer:  Support for the euro varies greatly among the seven newer EU Member States

Eurobarometer: Support for the euro varies greatly among the seven newer EU Member States

The latest Eurobarometer survey carried out in April in seven non-euro area countries shows that 52% of respondents think that the introduction of the euro has had positive consequences in the countries that are already using the common currency. Nevertheless, the proportion of respondents who are in favour of introducing the euro in their own country varies widely, from 64% to 29%. In all seven countries, a majority of citizens thinks that they personally would manage to adapt to the euro as their new currency.

 
Spring 2016 European Semester package: Commission issues country-specific recommendations

Spring 2016 European Semester package: Commission issues country-specific recommendations

18 May. Commission issues country-specific recommendations and recommendations under the Stability and Growth Pact. Member States are making progress with reforms and addressing macroeconomic imbalances, but more is needed to consolidate Europe's recovery.

 
Brussels Economic Forum will be held on 9 June in Flagey (Brussels)

Brussels Economic Forum will be held on 9 June in Flagey (Brussels)

In its 16th edition, the Brussels Economic Forum will focus on the EMU, structural reforms, economic adjustment programmes, and the Investment Plan.
This year, we will be honoured with ECB President Mario Draghi's opening Annual Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Lecture.