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Bailed out Cyprus vows to tackle bad debt 31 July 2014, 11:59 CET
Bailed out Cyprus has pledged to tackle its mountain of bad debt after the cabinet approved proposals to reform legislation on foreclosures as instructed by international lenders.

Eurozone unemployment, inflation data paint mixed picture 31 July 2014, 19:17 CET
Eurozone unemployment and inflation data painted a mixed economic picture Thursday, with the jobless rate edging down while softer prices raised question marks over consumer demand, clouding the outlook.

Eurozone economic confidence flat in July 31 July 2014, 11:54 CET
Business and consumer confidence in the economic outlook for the eurozone was little changed in July, suggesting a modest recovery may be near peaking out, official figures showed on Wednesday.

Eurozone banks ease loan conditions for businesses 31 July 2014, 11:43 CET
Banks in the eurozone eased credit standards for loans to businesses in the second quarter for the first time since 2007, the European Central Bank said Wednesday.

Oil diverges ahead of US crude inventory report 29 July 2014, 23:20 CET
Oil prices in New York fell Tuesday on a weak US crude demand outlook, while European oil prices rose on concerns about Libya and new European Union sanctions on Russia.

Clock ticks on Lithuania 2015 euro move as others eye security 28 July 2014, 16:28 CET
Lithuania won the EU's final green light this week to join the eurozone in 2015, completing a Baltic embrace of Europe's checkered single currency as security concerns over Russia nudge other reluctant eastern candidates towards adoption.

Lenders up pressure on Cyprus to call in bad loans 25 July 2014, 17:38 CET
International lenders put new pressure on Cyprus politicians Friday to agree delayed legislation on foreclosure procedures for bad loans in the latest review of compliance over a multi-billion debt bailout.

Eurozone economy rebounds, but France lags: survey 24 July 2014, 15:41 CET
The eurozone economy showed signs of a rebound in July after several months of sluggish activity, but France stood out as a laggard, a closely watched survey showed on Thursday.

ECB says blackmailed after contact data stolen 24 July 2014, 11:02 CET
The European Central Bank has received a blackmail letter after its public website was hacked and contact data stolen, the bank said on Thursday.

Eurozone debt rises sharply: Eurostat 22 July 2014, 14:36 CET
European public debt -- the accumulated total of government budget deficits and borrowing -- rose sharply earlier this year, reversing a downtrend when the economic crisis eased, official figures showed on Tuesday.

IMF raises Germany growth forecasts 22 July 2014, 11:38 CET
The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for Germany's growth on Monday, shrugging off concerns of a slowdown in the eurozone's largest economy.

Schaeuble warns ECB on asset bubbles 21 July 2014, 18:02 CET
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned the European Central Bank on Sunday that a loose monetary policy runs the risk of causing asset bubbles.

European car market recovers, Peugeot picks up speed 17 July 2014, 10:44 CET
The number of new cars registered in Europe grew for the 10th consecutive month in June, according to industry data published Thursday, adding to evidence the embattled sector is recovering.

Polish MEP's 'n-word' remark sparks anger 16 July 2014, 22:59 CET
A far-right Polish MEP outraged Euro-MPs gathered in the European Parliament on Wednesday by comparing the continent's unemployed youth to "niggers" in the US South.

IMF cuts eurozone 2014 growth forecast 15 July 2014, 10:26 CET
The IMF cut its 2014 growth forecast for the eurozone on Monday, warning that the recovery in the single currency bloc was "neither robust nor sufficiently strong."

Eurozone industrial production falls in May 14 July 2014, 13:39 CET
Industrial production in the eurozone fell by 1.1 per cent in May, official Eurostat data showed on Monday, erasing a rise a month earlier.

Number of EU banks down in 2013: ECB 11 July 2014, 16:56 CET
The number of domestic banks and credit institutions in Europe and the eurozone declined in 2013, confirming a down-trend seen for a number of years, new data showed on Friday.

Migration helps boost EU population to 507.4 million 10 July 2014, 16:23 CET
The population of the European Union stood at 507.4 million people on January 1, official EU data showed Thursday, with a significant boost from immigration.

Eurozone leaders in tussle over budget rules 07 July 2014, 20:05 CET
Leaders from struggling eurozone economies continued a push to loosen strict EU budget rules Monday despite firm opposition from Germany, which feels that flexibility must be matched by structural reform.

Eurozone unemployment falls, but pace slows 02 July 2014, 23:16 CET
Unemployment in the eurozone continued to fall in May, but at a slower pace, raising fears that a fragile economic recovery in the single currency bloc could be stalling.

Eurozone loans to private sector still contracting: ECB 30 June 2014, 12:11 CET
Loans to the private sector in the euro area -- a gauge of economic health -- are contracting at a faster rate than before, European Central Bank data showed on Monday.

Eurozone inflation stays weak at 0.5% in June: Eurostat 30 June 2014, 15:18 CET
Eurozone inflation is still stuck at the lowest levels since the financial crisis, new data showed on Monday, highlighting the threat of deflation but analysts say the ECB is unlikely to ease policy further this week.

Eurozone growth stalls, France lags, deflation threatens 30 June 2014, 12:14 CET
Europe's fragile recovery is stalling, a batch of economic data showed this week, with analysts warning that France, with the eurozone's second-biggest economy, could be slipping into another downturn.

Slumping France hits eurozone business activity 23 June 2014, 15:28 CET
Eurozone business activity slipped for the second month running in June, a closely watched survey showed on Monday, with France leading the fall and possibly heading to recession.

German eurosceptics fan debate over ECB voting rights 19 June 2014, 21:56 CET
The enlargement of the eurozone to 19 countries in 2015 has sparked a debate in Germany as to whether Europe's top economy will see its power curbed within the European Central Bank.