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Eurozone inflation, jobless rates unchanged 02 August 2015, 10:55 CET
Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was unchanged in July while the jobless rate for June was also flat, suggesting the economy maintained only modest growth, official data showed Friday.

Irish economy posts further strong growth 30 July 2015, 15:15 CET
Ireland's economy accelerated by 1.4 per cent in the first three months of this year and expanded by more than previously thought in 2014, official data showed on Thursday.

Eurozone July business activity holds up despite Greek crisis 24 July 2015, 11:37 CET
Eurozone private sector business activity slowed in July but was holding up much better than expected against a "rollercoaster" Greek debt crisis, a key survey showed on Friday.

Eurozone inflation outlook brighter: ECB survey 17 July 2015, 12:10 CET
The inflation outlook for the euro area is improving as growth picks up and the effects of the European Central Bank's policy measures feed through into the economy, an ECB survey showed on Friday.

ECB raises emergency funding to Greek banks by EUR 900m 16 July 2015, 16:42 CET
The European Central Bank decided Thursday to boost emergency funding for Greek banks after lawmakers in Athens passed a bailout-for-reforms deal, ECB chief Mario Draghi said.

European car registrations jump 14.6% in June 16 July 2015, 18:37 CET
New car registrations in Europe leapt a robust 14.6 per cent in June, figures released Thursday showed, reflecting the improving health of one the European Union's main pillars of industrial activity.

ECB says bank sector on the mend 14 July 2015, 17:56 CET
Europe's battered financial sector is showing further signs of mending and banks are increasingly competing for custom by lowering credit standards, a key European Central Bank survey showed on Tuesday.

Dutch finance minister Dijsselbloem re-elected Eurogoup head 13 July 2015, 19:23 CET
Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem was re-elected Monday as head of the Eurogroup which coordinates policy for the 19-nation euro single currency area.

Euro increasingly used as funding currency, ECB says 08 July 2015, 15:12 CET
International borrowers are increasingly turning to the euro when borrowing money, thanks to the low interest rates in the single currency area, the European Central Bank said on Wednesday.

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.