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UK poll shows shift in favour of 'Brexit' 24 November 2015, 15:12 CET
A majority of Britons want to leave the European Union, according to a new opinion poll on Tuesday.

Eurozone approves bailout payment to Greece 24 November 2015, 16:34 CET
Eurozone finance ministers approved a two billion euro payment to Greece on Monday, declaring that Athens had successfully met the strict reform commitments demanded in the country's bailout.

Eurozone economy picks up pace in November: survey 23 November 2015, 12:36 CET
Eurozone business activity hit a four-and-a-half year high in November, helping create much-needed jobs in a broad-based upturn despite the impact on France of the Paris attacks, a key survey showed Monday.

Spain backs France's decision to miss EU deficit target 17 November 2015, 17:02 CET
Spain on Tuesday backed France's decision to let EU deficit obligations slide in order to step up spending on security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Greece creditors ready to pay out EUR 12bn: Dijsselbloem 17 November 2015, 13:37 CET
Greece's international creditors are ready to pay out 12 billion euros in much needed bailout funds and bank aid, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Tuesday.

France warns won't meet EU deficit targets as steps up security spending 17 November 2015, 13:43 CET
Additional spending on security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks means that France will not be able to meet its EU budget obligations, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday.

Eurozone economy cools as China slowdown hurts exports 14 November 2015, 14:09 CET
Growth in the 19-nation eurozone slowed in the third quarter as low demand from China hurt Germany and applied a stiff handbrake on an already weak recovery in Europe.

Eurozone set for 'moderate' recovery in 2016, 2017 06 November 2015, 15:32 CET
The eurozone economy is set to continue its moderate recovery over the next two years in the wake of the Greek bailout crisis, despite headwinds from the wider global economy, the EU said on Thursday.

A year on, challenges remain for Europe's single banking supervisor 03 November 2015, 15:38 CET
A year after it took up its duties as Europe's banking watchdog, observers say the Single Supervisory Mechanism is doing a good job, but challenges nevertheless remain.

Greek banks must find up to EUR 14.4 bn after ECB stress test 01 November 2015, 09:53 CET
Four major Greek banks must find up to 14.4 billion euros ($15.8 billion) to survive potential economic shocks, the European Central Bank said Saturday, releasing the results of an in-depth financial health check.

Eurozone exits deflation but pressure for ECB boost persists 02 November 2015, 11:57 CET
Eurozone inflation rose to zero per cent and out of negative territory in October, official data showed Friday, but the level is still low and will press the European Central Bank to pump up its stimulus.

Weakness of French growth 'surprising': ECB chief economist 27 October 2015, 08:47 CET
The European Central Bank finds the weak performance of the French economy surprising, its chief economist Peter Praet told AFP in an interview, urging Paris to press ahead with reforms.

'No taboos' for ECB when tackling weak inflation 27 October 2015, 17:26 CET
There are "no taboos" for the European Central Bank when it comes to finding ways to push up the chronically low level of inflation in the euro area, says the ECB's chief economist Peter Praet.

Eurozone business activity strengthens in October 23 October 2015, 11:12 CET
Eurozone economic activity accelerated in October, a key business survey showed on Friday, in one of the best performances in four years which included a notable improvement in employment.

EU takes six countries to court over bank bailout scheme 23 October 2015, 19:13 CET
The EU on Thursday said it would take six Member States to court for failing to implement a European-wide plan designed to avoid taxpayers having to help bail out failed banks.

Eurozone bank sector on mend, ECB survey shows 21 October 2015, 15:19 CET
Europe's battered financial sector is showing further signs of mending and banks are increasingly competing for custom by easing credit standards, a key European Central Bank survey showed on Tuesday.

ECB official says inflation 'clearly' below target 15 October 2015, 18:28 CET
Inflation in the eurozone is "clearly" below target, a European Central Bank board member said Thursday, as markets speculate over the chances of further action to boost economic activity in the region.

ECB board member says inflation key trigger for stimulus 13 October 2015, 13:49 CET
Falling inflation will be a key trigger in any decision by the European Central Bank to beef up its economic stimulus package, an executive board member said on Tuesday.

Rolls-Royce, Safran shares slump on report of EU probe 12 October 2015, 20:48 CET
Shares in British engine maker Rolls-Royce and French counterpart Safran sank Monday following a report of a European competition probe into the aircraft maintenance sector.

ECB says premature to discuss new QE programme 12 October 2015, 15:30 CET
The European Central Bank feels it is too early to start discussing a new round of monetary policy easing, a top official said Monday, but insisted that the ECB was still ready to act if needed.

IMF sees silver lining in EU migrant crisis 06 October 2015, 18:52 CET
The massive arrival of migrants in the European Union will burden member states' budgets in the short term but ultimately fuel economic growth, the IMF's chief economist said Tuesday.

Eurozone business activity slows in September 05 October 2015, 12:02 CET
Eurozone economic activity slowed more than first thought in September, a key business survey showed on Monday, adding to concerns over the outlook.

Eurozone falls back into deflation 01 October 2015, 17:14 CET
Eurozone inflation unexpectedly fell to negative 0.1 per cent in September, data showed Wednesday, suggesting a dangerous spell of falling prices could be returning to Europe.

ECB chief Draghi sees no stability risks from low interest rates 23 September 2015, 22:39 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said Wednesday he saw no risks to financial stability at the moment arising from the very low interest rates currently applied in the euro area.

Portugal sharply revises up 2014 public deficit 23 September 2015, 13:32 CET
Portugal's statistics agency on Wednesday dramatically revised up the eurozone nation's public deficit for 2014, mostly due to a major bank rescue.