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Winter 2016 Economic Forecast: Weathering new challenges 04 February 2016, 12:01 CET
The European Commission's winter forecast shows that the overall growth outlook has changed little since the autumn but that the risk that growth could turn out worse than forecast has risen, mainly as a result of external factors. In the euro area, growth is projected to increase to 1.7% this year from 1.6% last year, and to climb to 1.9% in 2017. EU economic growth is forecast to remain stable at 1.9% this year and rise to 2.0% next year.

Eurozone growth forecast cut on China, migrant risks 05 February 2016, 16:59 CET
The EU cut Thursday its eurozone growth forecasts for this year, warning that the slowdown in China and Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War II could chill the economy.

'Nothing has been decided for March': top ECB official 03 February 2016, 10:07 CET
Financial markets should not bet on the European Central Bank beefing up its stimulus next month as "nothing has been decided," ECB executive board member Yves Mersch said in a newspaper interview Wednesday.

Eurozone Dec unemployment falls to 4-year low: Eurostat 02 February 2016, 12:32 CET
Eurozone unemployment fell to its lowest level in more than four years in December, official data showed Tuesday, beating forecasts from analysts worried about the global economic outlook.

ECB chief highlights risks to economy 02 February 2016, 11:04 CET
The European Central Bank is prepared to play its part in helping the economic recovery, president Mario Draghi said on Monday, but warned of risks to growth.

Eurozone inflation picks up in January 29 January 2016, 18:00 CET
Eurozone inflation accelerated to 0.4 per cent in January, from 0.2 per cent the month before, official data showed Friday, suggesting European Central Bank efforts to boost the economy are finally bearing fruit.

Watchdog slams EU's handling of bailouts 26 January 2016, 20:22 CET
The handling of bailouts by the European Commission was "generally weak" as it was unprepared for the size of the financial crisis, the bloc's auditors said in a report Tuesday.

Eurozone may see negative inflation soon: ECB's Nowotny 22 January 2016, 17:12 CET
Plunging oil prices could push eurozone inflation into negative territory during "some months" in the first half of 2016, European Central Bank (ECB) board member Ewald Nowotny said on Friday.

Eurozone business activity slows sharply in January 24 January 2016, 15:58 CET
Eurozone private sector business activity slowed sharply in January against a backdrop of volatile financial markets and uncertainty about the global outlook, a key survey showed Friday.

Oil prices cast shadow over eurozone inflation outlook: ECB survey 22 January 2016, 12:25 CET
Falling oil prices are weighing on the outlook for inflation in the euro area this year, but the European Central Bank's stimulus measures and the gradual economic recovery will drive inflation higher again next year, an ECB survey showed on Friday.

ECB chief seeks to placate markets with promise of fresh stimulus 21 January 2016, 17:29 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi sought Thursday to assuage financial market disappointment at the perceived timidity of its recent efforts to kick-start inflation in the euro area, promising to revisit its policy stance in March.

Eurozone bank sector on mend, ECB survey shows 20 January 2016, 12:32 CET
Europe's battered financial sector is showing further signs of mending and banks are increasingly competing for custom by easing credit standards, a key European Central Bank survey showed on Tuesday.

Eurozone unemployment falls to lowest in four years 08 January 2016, 17:22 CET
Eurozone unemployment dropped to its lowest level in four years in November, official data showed on Thursday, beating analyst expectations amid lingering doubts about the strength of the economy in Europe.

Eurozone inflation lingers near zero despite ECB boost 06 January 2016, 15:00 CET
Eurozone inflation remained lower than expected in December, official data said on Tuesday, adding pressure on the European Central Bank to once again ramp up its efforts to boost the economy in Europe.

No further eurozone expansion seen in next few years: EU Commisioner 01 January 2016, 11:24 CET
The eurozone is not expected to welcome any new members in the coming years, as the region's long crisis seems to have put some countries off, deputy European Commission chief said in a newspaper interview Monday.

Top EU court rules against Scottish minimum drink price law 28 December 2015, 21:40 CET
The EU's top court ruled Wednesday that Scotland's minimum price system for alcohol, designed to stop people "drinking themselves to death," was contrary to EU law.

Eurozone economy slows in December, recovery still on track: survey 16 December 2015, 12:39 CET
Eurozone private sector business activity slowed slightly in December but still held at a four-and-a-half year high as the recovery remained on track, creating much-needed jobs, a key survey showed Wednesday.

Eurogroup's Dijssebloem defends ECB on stimulus 15 December 2015, 13:32 CET
Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem Tuesday defended the European Central Bank against criticism that it should do more to stimulate the economy, saying it had already gone "far beyond" expectations.

Grexit risk not over, says EU bailout chief 14 December 2015, 15:25 CET
Greece cannot remove the IMF from its economic bailout, the head of the EU's rescue fund said on Sunday, adding that the possibility of a Greek eurozone exit remains if reforms are neglected.

ECB loans EUR 18.3 bn to banks at ultra-cheap rates 11 December 2015, 15:39 CET
The European Central Bank said Friday it lent around 18.3 billion euros to 55 banks in a sixth round of special liquidity measures aimed at reflating the eurozone economy.

ECB 'still has ammunition' to boost eurozone: board member 10 December 2015, 16:03 CET
Financial markets may have been disappointed by the European Central Bank's latest round of policy moves, but it still has other measures up its sleeve to boost recovery in the euro area, executive board member Yves Mersch said.

Weak eurozone inflation sets stage for ECB stimulus 02 December 2015, 12:41 CET
Eurozone inflation came in lower than expected in November, official data showed on Wednesday, giving further encouragement to the European Central Bank to pump up its stimulus to boost the economy.

EU bailout fund rescues Greece's top bank 02 December 2015, 12:00 CET
The eurozone's bailout fund rescued Greece's largest bank on Tuesday, launching a recapitalisation process that is a crucial part of the country's third loan programme in five years.

Eurozone unemployment falls in October 01 December 2015, 14:55 CET
Eurozone unemployment slipped to its lowest level for nearly four years in October, official data showed on Tuesday, beating analyst expectations and confirming a slow recovery in Europe's job market.

UK poll shows shift in favour of 'Brexit' 24 November 2015, 15:12 CET
A majority of Britons want to leave the European Union, according to a new opinion poll on Tuesday.