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Eurozone industrial producer prices up 0.3 pct 03 May 2016, 16:58 CET
Industrial producer prices rose by 0.3% in the eurozone in March compared with a month earlier, according to estimates from Eurostat, and by 0.4% in the EU as a whole.

Big variations in jobless across EU regions 28 April 2016, 12:28 CET
While unemployment rates fell in the majority of EU regions in 2015 compared with the previous year, figures from Eurostat show a huge variation in the levels of unemployment across Europe.

More Europeans age 30-34 complete tertiary education 27 April 2016, 23:57 CET
An increasing number of Europeans aged 30 to 34 complete tertiary education - from 23.6% in 2002 to 38.7% in 2015 - while there are fewer and fewer early leavers from education and training, figures from Eurostat show.

70 pct employment for 20-64 yr-olds in EU 27 April 2016, 18:01 CET
The employment rate of the EU population aged 20 to 64 stood at 70.1% in 2015, up compared with 2014 (69.2%), but still slightly below its 2008 peak (70.3%), according to Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

Trade surplus for EU in February of EUR 3.0 bn 16 April 2016, 00:50 CET
The EU recorded a surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world of EUR 3.0 bn in February, compared with +EUR 1.8 bn in February 2015, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

Eurozone industrial production down 0.8 pct 14 April 2016, 23:07 CET
In February 2016 compared with January 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

Euro area house prices grew 2. 9 pct in Q4 2015 12 April 2016, 13:32 CET
House prices rose 2.9 per cent in the euro area and 3.8 per cent in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat.

Eurozone economic activity ticks up after sharp fall: survey 05 April 2016, 20:24 CET
Eurozone private sector business activity ticked up in March after a sharp fall in February, the closely watched Markit survey shows, but the outlook remains clouded.

Airbus warns against Brexit in letter to UK workers 04 April 2016, 22:10 CET
European aerospace giant Airbus on Monday wrote to its British workforce to warn against the nation's possible departure from the EU, less than three months before a key referendum.

Eurozone jobless rate falls marginally, outlook uncertain 04 April 2016, 13:56 CET
The eurozone unemployment rate improved only marginally in February, official data showed on Monday, stoking concerns the economy could be slowing after only a modest recovery.

Eurozone inflation inches up, still negative in March 01 April 2016, 21:03 CET
Eurozone consumer prices continued to fall in March at only a slightly slower pace than in February, data showed Thursday, despite the European Central Bank boosting its already massive stimulus programme to beat deflation.

Germany cuts public debt to 2.15 trillion euros in 2015 31 March 2016, 11:47 CET
Germany, Europe's biggest economy, shaved 24 billion euros ($27 billion) off its overall public debt burden to 2.153 trillion euros in 2015, the country's central bank, or Bundesbank, said on Thursday.

'Helicopter money' not under discussion at ECB: Coeure 31 March 2016, 01:21 CET
The concept of "helicopter money" where the European Central Bank would print and hand out cash directly to eurozone citizens "is not currently part of the discussion" on the ECB's governing council, says a top official.

ECB loans EUR 7.3 bn to banks at ultra-cheap rates 24 March 2016, 18:16 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday that it had leant 7.3 billion euros ($8.1 billion) in ultra-cheap loans to banks in the latest round of its plan to kick-start lending to households and businesses.

Global concerns weigh on eurozone recovery: ECB 24 March 2016, 22:52 CET
Economic recovery in the eurozone is set to continue in the coming months, but not as fast as hoped owing to global uncertainties and slowing growth in emerging economies, the European Central Bank said on Thursday.

European banking supervisor urges banks to re-think business model 23 March 2016, 14:52 CET
Low interest rates and exposure to substantial amounts of bad debt have severely weakened Europe's banks, and should cause them to re-evaluate their business models, says the region's banking supervisor.

European bank supervisor says Italian merger 'must' succeed 22 March 2016, 15:47 CET
Europe's banking supervisor said on Tuesday that she would work hard to ensure a proposed tie-up between Italian banks Banco Popolare and Banca popolare di Milano (BPM) was a success.

ECB stimulus has created 80,000 French jobs: Bank of France chief 21 March 2016, 13:22 CET
France's central bank chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau said Monday that contested economy-boosting measures by the European Cental Bank had produced "tangible results", including tens of thousands of French jobs.

Is 'helicopter money' moving on to ECB's radar? 21 March 2016, 00:03 CET
It's a concept that conjures up images of European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi donning his flying suit, starting his helicopter and flying out over the eurozone to throw money to the crowds below.

Draghi, Germany draw daggers over ECB's mega-stimulus 11 March 2016, 23:16 CET
A simmering war between ECB chief Mario Draghi and Germany erupted into the open on Friday after the bank unleashed an unprecedented stock of ammunition to light a fire under chronically weak inflation.

Germany's Schaeuble snubs debt relief for Greece 08 March 2016, 14:57 CET
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Tuesday he opposed debt relief for Greece, a day after eurozone ministers agreed to consider the possibility in upcoming bailout talks.

Greece clears bailout hurdle with debt relief pledge 08 March 2016, 12:44 CET
Greece cleared a crucial hurdle in its massive bailout programme on Monday as eurozone ministers promised to consider debt relief to Athens, which is already under pressure from the refugee crisis.

Why is eurozone inflation so persistently low? 07 March 2016, 11:20 CET
Despite a raft of different measures by the European Central Bank to kickstart sluggish consumer prices in the eurozone, inflation in the single currency bloc turned negative in February for the first time in five months.

Eurozone unemployment at lowest since August 2011 02 March 2016, 12:30 CET
Eurozone unemployment fell to its lowest level in four-and-a-half years in January, official data showed Tuesday, beating forecasts but still too high to help stimulate growth in Europe's nearly static economy.

Eurozone inflation fall heightens pressure on ECB 01 March 2016, 11:15 CET
Eurozone inflation in February plunged sharply back into negative territory, data showed on Monday, in the clearest sign yet that several rounds of stimulus measures by the European Central Bank are not working.