SURE

A European instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE)

European Stability Mechanism (ESM)

Information on the ESM’s mission to provide financial assistance to euro area countries when needed.

Balance of payments (BoP) assistance facility

Information on how the EU offers BoP assistance to EU countries outside the euro area.

European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)

Information on how the EFSF was created as a temporary crisis solution for euro area countries in 2010.

European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism (EFSM)

Information on how the EFSM was created to provide financial assistance for EU countries and an overview of its programmes.

How does the EU finance its financial assistance?

Information on how the Commission provides financial assistance to countries experiencing financial difficulties.

The EU as a borrower

The European Commission is empowered by the EU Treaty to borrow from the international capital markets, on behalf of the European Union.