Statistics of the EU
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- S&P says 50 European banks need EUR 110 bn — 12 December 2013, 16:16 CET
The 50 biggest European banks need a total of 110 billion euros ($151 billion) to ensure that their shareholders' funds are strong enough to sustain their credit ratings, Standard & Poor's said on Thursday.
- Lithuania adopts 2014 budget with eye on euro — 12 December 2013, 15:41 CET
Lithuania's parliament on Thursday approved a deficit-slashing budget
for 2014, with the goal of bolstering the Baltic state's bid to join the
- Slovenia can manage bank strains without outside help — 12 December 2013, 13:50 CET
Slovenia, where troubled banks need about 4.8 billion euros in fresh capital, can solve the problem on its own and does not need an international bailout, the EU said on Thursday.
- Eurozone industrial output falls sharply, clouding recovery — 12 December 2013, 16:16 CET
Eurozone industrial output fell sharply in October, stoking concerns a fragile recovery from a record recession could be stalling, official data showed on Thursday.
- EU ministers inch towards 'Banking Union' — 10 December 2013, 21:55 CET
EU finance ministers on Tuesday edged towards a difficult compromise on a Banking Union they hope will prevent a repeat of crippling crises and inject new impetus into the economy.
- Euro coins a hit with Latvians ahead of eurozone entry — 10 December 2013, 16:54 CET
Latvians queued up Tuesday to be among the first to get their hands on the euro coins that will replace the Baltic state's lats currency on January 1.
- Britain's official trade deficit drops in October — 10 December 2013, 11:57 CET
Britain's trade deficit for goods with the rest of the world dropped in
October but reached a record high with the European Union, official data
showed on Tuesday.
- The long road to an EU banking union — 10 December 2013, 10:43 CET
EU finance ministers are set for marathon talks Tuesday to clinch an agreement on a fully-fledged banking union they hope will prevent a repeat of recent crises and encourage banks to resume lending.
- EU finance ministers seek progress on 'Banking Union' — 10 December 2013, 10:43 CET
EU finance ministers will try Tuesday to take the next step toward "Banking Union," the new common rules meant to ensure banks help the economy, not destroy it through reckless risk-taking.
- Euro-bound Latvia returns to deflation, with strong growth — 09 December 2013, 21:24 CET
Latvia returned to deflation in November as consumer prices fell by 0.4 per cent on a 12-month basis, official data shows, just weeks ahead of the Baltic state's eurozone entry.
- Schaeuble to discuss banking union with France, EU: source — 05 December 2013, 19:49 CET
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble will meet his French
counterpart Pierre Moscovici and Eurogroup finance chief Jeroen
Dijsselbloem Friday for talks on a planned European banking union, a
source close to the talks said.
- ECB sees stronger growth for eurozone — 05 December 2013, 16:46 CET
The European Central Bank on Thursday voiced growing optimism the
eurozone will return to growth next year before gaining further strength
in 2015, despite high unemployment and low inflation.
- Data points to eurozone recovery losing steam — 04 December 2013, 17:25 CET
The eurozone recovery is losing steam, suggests data released on Wednesday by Eurostat, with France possibly heading back into recession.
- Improved jobs, inflation offer modest eurozone respite — 29 November 2013, 15:14 CET
Improved eurozone jobs and inflation data Friday are welcome but offer only modest respite as the bloc struggles to get back on track after a record recession, say analysts.
- Eurozone inflation rises to 0.9% in November: EU — 29 November 2013, 12:31 CET
Eurozone inflation rose to 0.9 per cent in November from a four-year low of 0.7 per cent in October, easing concerns the bloc risks a damaging cycle of falling prices, official data showed on Friday.
- Eurozone jobless rate eases off record highs — 29 November 2013, 12:30 CET
Eurozone unemployment eased off record highs in October, official data showed Friday, a modest improvement in line with other recent data, but youth jobless numbers edged up.
- Eurozone economic confidence up, shows signs of slowing — 28 November 2013, 12:26 CET
The 17-nation eurozone economy continues to make progress but there are signs of a slowdown over the past two months, a key survey showed on Thursday.
- France, Spain to discuss euro bank rules at summit — 27 November 2013, 10:46 CET
French President Francois Hollande visits Spain on Wednesday for a
bilateral summit seeking a common stance on banking supervision to avoid
a repeat of the eurozone debt crisis.
- ECB to launch new 10-euro notes from summer 2014 — 26 November 2013, 13:14 CET
The European Central Bank said Tuesday that it will launch new 10-euro
banknotes including a portrait of the Greek mythological figure of
Europa from next summer.
- Draghi didn't block risk weighting proposals: ECB — 25 November 2013, 14:02 CET
The European Central Bank is rejecting a media report which says its president Mario Draghi blocked proposals to change the risk weighting of government bonds held by European banks.
- Eurozone warns Spain, Italy to deliver on commitments — 22 November 2013, 22:48 CET
The eurozone Friday warned five countries led by Spain and Italy to deliver on promises to hit deficit and debt targets in national spending plans next year.
- Euro ministers under pressure to 'do more' on budgets — 22 November 2013, 17:04 CET
Eurozone finance ministers began talks Friday under pressure to adjust policy so as to stimulate much needed growth and create jobs across the struggling European economy.
- ECB cannot solve Europe's problems: Schaeuble — 22 November 2013, 15:41 CET
The European Central Bank cannot solve Europe's problems and its loose
monetary policy could even reduce the incentive for governments to
implement reforms, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on
- German surplus is not harmful: Bundesbank — 22 November 2013, 15:38 CET
Germany's trade surplus, a source of tension with European neighbours,
is not harmful to the economy, but helpful, a top official of the German
central bank or Bundesbank said on Friday.
- ECB suspends early repayments of emergency funds — 22 November 2013, 11:35 CET
The European Central Bank said on Friday it is suspending early
repayments by banks of the emergency funds they borrowed at the height
of the eurozone crisis.