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Greece tops target with underlying budget surplus in 2013: EU 23 April 2014, 17:14 CET
Twice bailed-out Greece achieved an underlying budget surplus last year, beating its debt-rescue target of achieving balanced accounts, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

Eurozone deficits improve, debt mounts as crisis fades 23 April 2014, 17:11 CET
Eurozone public finances improved in 2013 as the economy finally turned the corner on a record recession but total debt levels remained dangerously high, official data showed on Wednesday.

Eurozone April business activity nears 3-year high 23 April 2014, 12:29 CET
Eurozone business activity hit a near three-year high in April as a modest economic recovery gained momentum and began creating much-needed jobs, a closely watched survey showed on Wednesday.

Croatia sees no 2014 growth under new deficit cutting plan 17 April 2014, 22:05 CET
The EU's newest member Croatia on Thursday announced new measures to bring its deficit target in line with Brussels demands but warned they could hamper already anaemic economic growth.

European auto market pulls away from crisis: trade data 17 April 2014, 11:47 CET
Demand for cars in Europe moved up another gear in March and struggling French group Peugeot Citroen did well, trade data showed on Thursday, but the market is still suffering badly from a recent slump.

European Parliament approves 'banking union' reforms 15 April 2014, 16:16 CET
The European Parliament approved on Tuesday the last elements of a new set of rules to prevent failing banks from ever again driving EU Member States into bankruptcy.

Eurozone industrial output edges up in February: Eurostat 15 April 2014, 01:21 CET
Eurozone industrial output edged higher in February, official data showed on Monday, in line with recent data showing a very modest economic recovery in the single currency bloc.

IMF: ECB action on deflation 'a question of timing' 10 April 2014, 16:12 CET
European Central Bank action to ward off deflation is just a timing question, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday.

US warns eurozone over deflation risk 10 April 2014, 11:08 CET
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned the eurozone Wednesday to pay heed to the risk of deflation, adding pressure on European authorities and the European Central Bank to boost growth.

IMF presses ECB to act soon against deflation 08 April 2014, 22:51 CET
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday urged the European Central Bank to act as soon as possible to fend off the deflation threat, amid worries about weak eurozone growth.

ECB 'thanks' IMF for advice on rates 03 April 2014, 17:12 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi thanked the International Monetary Fund on Thursday for its "generous" advance in matters of monetary policy, but said it would act as it thought fit.

Undermining EU budget rules undermines trust: ECB 03 April 2014, 21:53 CET
Undermining Europe's budget rules undermines confidence in the region and its single currency, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

France angles for new EU timetable on budget limits 03 April 2014, 21:52 CET
France's reshuffled government took a combative tone with Brussels on Thursday, with new Finance Minister Michel Sapin saying the "pace" of deficit reduction would be raised in EU talks.

'No deflation prospects' in Europe: ECB 02 April 2014, 11:28 CET
A senior official said Tuesday that the European Central Bank sees "no deflation prospects" despite the latest data showing eurozone inflation dropping to the lowest level in over four years.

Eurozone business activity rallies: PMI index 02 April 2014, 11:28 CET
The recovery of the eurozone's manufacturing sector is holding up, with activity showing the ninth month of growth in a row, and the gap among major economies narrowing, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Eurozone unemployment rate dips below 12% in February 01 April 2014, 12:57 CET
The Eurozone unemployment rate dipped to 11.9 per cent in February, according to official data on Tuesday which also slightly revised the rates for recent months.

Netherlands brings deficit back under EU limit 31 March 2014, 18:20 CET
The Netherlands brought its public deficit back under the EU's 3.0 per cent limit in 2013 for the first time in five years, data showed on Monday.

Sharp fall in eurozone inflation heaps pressure on ECB 31 March 2014, 23:11 CET
Eurozone inflation fell to 0.5 per cent in March, official data showed on Monday, the lowest rate since the financial crisis, stoking fears the bloc could be heading for a damaging cycle of deflation.

Eurozone consumers bullish despite Crimea crisis 28 March 2014, 20:23 CET
Eurozone consumers and businesses have shrugged off the Crimea crisis and are at their most confident for two and a half years, a survey from the European Commission showed on Friday.

Eurozone business activity grows in March 24 March 2014, 21:22 CET
Eurozone business activity remains on the path of recovery, a key survey showed Monday, registering in March its strongest period of growth since the first semester of 2011.

Slovenia jobless rate hits highest level in a decade 18 March 2014, 16:48 CET
Slovenia's unemployment rate surged in January to its highest level since the country joined the European Union in 2004, official data showed Tuesday, as the eurozone country struggles to get out of recession.

German top court to rule on ESM, this time for good 16 March 2014, 12:48 CET
Germany's highest court will Tuesday make its final ruling on the legality under national law of the European bailout fund, the ESM, having earlier backed it in principle.

German central bank reports EUR 4.6 bn profit in 2013 13 March 2014, 12:39 CET
The German central bank or Bundesbank clocked up profit of 4.6 billion euros ($6.4 billion) in 2013, all of which would be transferred to government coffers, it said on Thursday.

Eurozone industrial output falls in January 12 March 2014, 12:47 CET
Eurozone industrial output continued weaker in January, official data showed on Wednesday, but the underlying trend appears consistent with a very modest economic recovery in the single-currency bloc.

Romania forecasts steady 3.0% growth through 2016 11 March 2014, 17:01 CET
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta called on lawmakers on Tuesday to back his new left-wing government's programme, promising three-percent yearly growth until 2016, and improved use of EU funds.