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Weak growth, Greece pose risk to financial stability: ECB 28 May 2015, 12:47 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday that financial stability has increased recently in the euro area, but warned that weak growth in the region and the Greek crisis could pose risks in the future.

Varoufakis admits recording stormy Riga meeting 24 May 2015, 15:52 CET
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis admitted Sunday on his personal blog that he recorded a reportedly stormy April 24 meeting in Latvia with his European counterparts, a precaution he often takes.

Greeks back government's red lines, but want to keep euro 24 May 2015, 11:07 CET
Cash-strapped Greeks remain supportive of the leftist government's tough negotiating style, according to a new poll published Sunday, but hope for a deal with creditors that will keep the euro in their wallets.

ECB chief calls for government reforms now, delays 'dangerous' 23 May 2015, 23:15 CET
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Saturday said it was time for eurozone governments to launch reforms, warning that growing structural differences were dangerous for the monetary union.

ECB's Draghi lobs ball back to governments on reforms 22 May 2015, 16:27 CET
The economic skies above Europe are clearing after the long years of crisis and it is imperative that governments take advantage of this to get their economies in order, says European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.

ECB sees no need to start tapering QE, minutes show 21 May 2015, 15:46 CET
The European Central Bank revealed Thursday that its governing council believes its contested bond purchase programme is working and there is no talk of scaling it back just yet.

ECB, under fire, changes rules over publishing speeches 21 May 2015, 14:31 CET
The European Central Bank announced Thursday that it has changed the way it publishes potentially market-sensitive comments by top officials after it came under fire over the issue earlier this week.

Eurozone growth falters despite improved employment 21 May 2015, 11:22 CET
The eurozone economy showed unexpected signs of fragility in May, a key survey said Thursday, in a blow to hopes of a swift recovery and despite a welcome increase in employment levels.

Central bankers, economists to take long view at ECB forum 21 May 2015, 06:02 CET
Central bankers from across the world gather in Portugal on Thursday to try to see past pressing issues such as Greece and market turbulence, and take a longer view of the global economy.

ECB to ramp up bond purchases in May, June 19 May 2015, 18:50 CET
The European Central Bank plans to temporarily ramp up its programme of bond purchases in May and June to take into account the usual summer lull on the financial markets, executive board member Benoit Coeure said Tuesday.

Eurozone growth picks up as France outperforms 14 May 2015, 16:42 CET
Growth in the eurozone strengthened to 0.4 per cent in the first quarter, EU data showed Wednesday, helped by a surprisingly strong performance in France which outpaced powerhouse Germany.

Spring 2015 Economic Forecast: Tailwinds support the recovery 05 May 2015, 13:06 CET
Economic growth in the European Union is benefitting from positive economic tailwinds. According to the European Commission's Spring 2015 Economic Forecast, these short-term factors are boosting an otherwise mild cyclical upswing in the EU. Europe’s economies are benefiting from many supporting factors at once. Oil prices remain relatively low, global growth is steady, the euro has continued to depreciate, and economic policies in the EU are supportive.

EU upgrades outlook but Greece woes deepen 06 May 2015, 13:00 CET
The EU upgraded its growth outlook for the eurozone Tuesday on the back of cheaper oil and a weak currency, but a sudden worsening of Greece's economic woes cast a pall over the brightening situation.

Eurozone inflation outlook is brightening: ECB 30 April 2015, 11:40 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday that its raft of different policy measures appears to have banished the spectre of deflation in the 19-country eurozone, where long-term inflation expectations are moving up again.

Eurozone exits deflation but dangers still loom 05 May 2015, 11:31 CET
The eurozone exited four months of deflation in April, official data showed on Thursday, reversing a dangerous bout of declining prices, but problems remain and the recovery is weak.

Eurozone business activity disappoints in April: Markit 23 April 2015, 11:16 CET
Eurozone business activity slowed in April after hitting an 11-month high in March, denting hopes that a massive European Central Bank stimulus programme would give the economy a quick boost, a key survey showed Thursday.

Eurozone recovery 'is there' says ECB board member 23 April 2015, 23:00 CET
Economic recovery has arrived in the 19 countries that share the euro, but it is up to governments to ensure it endures, European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure said on Thursday.

US piles pressure on Athens as Greek crisis roils markets 18 April 2015, 00:27 CET
The United States piled pressure on Greece Friday to agree to key reforms to obtain new EU financing, but equity markets sank in fear that Athens is headed for default.

US: Greek deal failure would spur economic uncertainty 17 April 2015, 23:27 CET
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Friday that the European and global economies could face uncertainty if European Union negotiations on more financing for Greece fail.

EU not laying ground for Greek exit: Moscovici 16 April 2015, 23:37 CET
The European Union is not laying the groundwork for a Greek exit from the eurozone, Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici insisted Thursday.

Cheap oil, weak euro powering German recovery: institutes 16 April 2015, 15:10 CET
The German economy, Europe's biggest, is enjoying a robust recovery, fuelled by cheap oil, the weak euro and a boom in consumer spending, the country's top economic institutes said Thursday, sharply upgrading their growth forecast for this year.

ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters 16 April 2015, 12:37 CET
The Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF) from the European Central Bank is a quarterly survey of expectations for the rates of inflation, real GDP growth and unemployment in the euro area for several horizons, together with a quantitative assessment of the uncertainty surrounding them.

Eurozone growth, inflation outlook brighter: ECB survey 16 April 2015, 19:46 CET
The economic skies above Europe are brightening, with both growth and inflation seen moving higher, not least as a result of the European Central Bank's policy measures, an ECB survey showed on Thursday.

Protester rushes ECB's Draghi at news conference 15 April 2015, 23:44 CET
A news conference by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi was briefly interrupted Wednesday when a young woman charged at him calling for an "end to the ECB dictatorship".

ECB says QE programme already boosting recovery 03 April 2015, 10:01 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday it is increasingly confident that its controversial bond purchase programme is helping boost the eurozone's economic recovery, even as a top official expressed doubts about its effectiveness.