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Eight days in the Greek debt crisis 03 July 2015, 21:22 CET
Greece and the entire eurozone are in limbo as the country gets set for a referendum on bailout conditions on Sunday.

Poland's conservatives vow no euro if win polls 02 July 2015, 15:02 CET
Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party said Thursday it would not have the country adopt the European single currency if it wins, as polls currently predict, the autumn general election.

ECB worries about Greece as source of market volatility 02 July 2015, 14:12 CET
The European Central Bank worries about the wrangling over a debt deal with crisis-hit Greece as a source of financial market volatility, said minutes of a past meeting released Thursday.

Young Greeks flee abroad as crisis deepens 02 July 2015, 05:42 CET
What does the future look like for young people in crisis-hit Greece, where years of hardship and sky-high unemployment were followed this week by bank closures? The answer: self-imposed exile.

Nine days in the Greek debt crisis 01 July 2015, 15:47 CET
Greece, and the eurozone as a whole, is in limbo as its leaders grapple with conditions for financial aid ahead of a popular referendum on the issue on Sunday.

ELA, the ECB's financial lifeline for Greek banks 01 July 2015, 11:57 CET
The European Central Bank meets again Wednesday to decide whether to keep open the Emergency Liquidity Assistance or ELA programme for Greece.

Eurozone inflation slows to 0.2 per cent, unemployment stable 30 June 2015, 17:00 CET
Inflation in the eurozone slowed to 0.2 per cent in June, official data shows, with consumer prices rising just slightly in Europe despite unprecedented stimulus measures by the European Central Bank.

ECB chief Mario Draghi in front line of Greek crisis 30 June 2015, 12:35 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi famously vowed in 2012 to "do whatever it takes" to save the euro.

ELA, the ECB's financial lifeline for Greek banks 28 June 2015, 15:17 CET
The ECB's Emergency Liquidity Assistance programme, which was originally intended as a lifeline for solvent lenders that get into a cash jam, has become a tool keep the entire Greek economy alive while bailout negotiations continued.

Sardinia's poor defy anti-immigrant mood, give all to refugees 26 June 2015, 17:38 CET
Italy's wealthy north may have tired of asylum seekers, but in one of the poorest regions of Sardinia locals are giving everything to clothe and feed refugee families.

ECB's Weidmann opposes stop-gap finance in case of Greece debt deal 25 June 2015, 13:31 CET
The European Central Bank should not provide stop-gap financing to Greece even if the debt-wracked country does reach a deal with its creditors, one of its governing council members, Jens Weidmann, said on Thursday.

Eurozone business activity hits 4-year high in June: Markit survey 23 June 2015, 11:58 CET
Eurozone business activity rose sharply in June to hit a more than four-year high, which analysts said suggested a better-than-expected recovery in the making despite the Greek crisis.

ECB to hold emergency meeting on Greek bank funding: sources 19 June 2015, 08:27 CET
The European Central Bank's decision-making governing council will hold an emergency session Friday to discuss a request from the Bank of Greece for an increase in liquidity to Greek banks, sources familiar with the matter told AFP.

ECB says banks soak up of EUR 74 bn in cheap loans 18 June 2015, 12:28 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday it lent nearly 74 billion euros to 128 banks in the fourth round of special liquidity measures aimed at reflating the eurozone economy.

Euro's existence doesn't depend on Greece: Bundesbank 18 June 2015, 08:57 CET
The euro will not fall if Greece quits the single currency area, German central bank chief Jens Weidmann said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday.

Eurogroup election delayed to July by Greek crisis 17 June 2015, 15:51 CET
The election of the next president of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers has been delayed until July because of the Greek crisis, current head and candidate Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Wednesday.

'Lego man' trademark challenge blocked by EU court 16 June 2015, 12:25 CET
The shape of Danish toy giant Lego's famous figurines is a protected trademark, an EU court ruled Tuesday, blocking a move by a rival company that wanted to copy them.

Ball in Greece's court in debt talks: ECB's Draghi 15 June 2015, 18:17 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Monday urged all sides in the negotiations on Greece "to go the extra mile", but insisted the ball was in Athens' court.

Draghi says major Greek banks currently solvent 15 June 2015, 16:59 CET
Greece's major banks are currently solvent and the European Central Bank will continue to provide liquidity to them to help finance the economy, ECB president Mario Draghi said on Monday.

Don't underestimate Greece contagion risks, warns Bundesbank 11 June 2015, 12:23 CET
The dangers of contagion from a possible Greece insolvency should not be underestimated, the head of the German central bank said on Thursday, warning that the risks of such a scenario were increasing daily.

Cyprus GDP grows for first time since 2011 09 June 2015, 17:57 CET
Recession-hit EU member Cyprus notched up its first positive growth in almost four years as GDP rose 1.5 percent in the first quarter, official figures showed on Tuesday.

Bundesbank upgrades German growth forecasts for 2015, 2016 05 June 2015, 08:52 CET
The German central bank, or Bundesbank, upgraded Friday its growth forecasts for this year and next year, saying activity in Europe's biggest economy was being supported by both domestic and foreign demand.

ECB says no talk of exiting bond purchase programme yet 03 June 2015, 18:02 CET
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said Wednesday that the ECB is a "long way" from considering phasing out its controversial bond purchase programme any time soon.

Greece should stay in euro but deal must be 'strong': ECB 03 June 2015, 18:03 CET
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said Wednesday that the ECB wanted Greece to remain in the single currency, but that a "strong agreement" was needed between Athens and its creditors.

ECB says won't roll back QE, wants Greece to stay in euro 03 June 2015, 22:06 CET
The European Central Bank said Wednesday that its ultra-easy money policies are working and has no plans to roll them back any time soon, while insisting it wants Greece to stay in the euro.