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Latest news on economic and monetary affairs in the European Union.

Better social statistics for a social Europe 25 August 2016, 01:00 CET
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.

EU defends Greek deficit statistics 25 August 2016, 00:51 CET
The European Union defended the credibility of Greece's statistics body ELSTAT Wednesday, as its former head Andreas Georgiou remains under threat of prison over reporting Greece's huge deficit in 2009.

Project risk management and managing complex PPP infrastructure projects explored at SMi's Benelux Infrastructure Forum 24 August 2016, 22:37 CET
In its 15th successive year, the Benelux Infrastructure Forum returns to Amsterdam on 23-24 November 2016.

Euro currency news daily 24 August 2016, 11:39 CET

The role of renewables and mega project infrastructure financing discussed at the Benelux Infrastructure Forum this November 10 August 2016, 12:04 CET
The Benelux Infrastructure Forum returns to Amsterdam on 23-24 November for it’s15th consecutive year.

Hear updates on the Funding Opportunities within the Benelux region at the Benelux Infrastructure Forum 03 August 2016, 00:05 CET
SMi Group reports (London, UK): SMi are delighted to present the 15th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum which takes places in Amsterdam, Netherlands on the 23-24th November 2016.

EBA stress test shows resilience of EU banking sector 30 July 2016, 00:15 CET
The European Banking Federation, as representative body for 32 national banking associations in Europe, takes note of the publication by the European Banking Authority (EBA) of its 2016 European Union-wide stress test.

ECB holds off action post-Brexit vote 21 July 2016, 18:32 CET
The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged Thursday, with ECB president Mario Draghi suggesting financial markets had weathered a spike of uncertainty and volatility following the UK's Brexit referendum.

Post-UK vote uncertainty could hit EU recovery 19 July 2016, 23:23 CET
With markets and exchange rates affected by uncertainty and volatility, the European Commission published Tuesday its first assessment of the economic outlook for the EU after the UK's 23 June referendum.

EU moves to boost access to venture capital 14 July 2016, 22:28 CET
The European Commission proposed amendments to the European Venture Capital Funds and to the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds regulations Thursday in a boost for EU capital markets.

Spain, Portugal face EU sanctions over excessive deficits 12 July 2016, 23:16 CET
EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels Tuesday backed sanctions against Spain and Portugal for failing to correct their excessive deficits according to their recommendations.

Commission confirms Spain, Portugal missed budgetary targets 12 July 2016, 00:09 CET
The European Commission confirmed Thursday that Spain and Portugal will not correct their excessive deficit by recommended deadlines, and that they risk financial sanctions.

Expert speaker panel continues to grow at Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016 08 July 2016, 17:36 CET
SMi Group reports (07.07.16, London, UK): SMi are delighted to announce that sponsor 3i will also be speaking at the Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016 which takes places in Amsterdam, Netherlands on the 23-24th November 2016.

Europe increases its 'resource productivity' - Eurostat report 07 July 2016, 17:22 CET
Resource productivity increased to 2.00 EUR/kg in 2015 from 1.48 EUR/kg in 2000, an increase of 35.4% in real terms, according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency.

EU clamps down on terrorism financing 05 July 2016, 23:45 CET
The European Commission proposed Tuesday to strengthen EU rules on anti-money laundering in a bid to counter terrorist financing and increase transparency about who really owns companies and trusts.

EU approves new rules on occupational pensions 01 July 2016, 00:05 CET
The EU agreed new rules for work pension funds Thursday, in a bid to improve the way they are governed and to enhance clarity in the information that is provided to pension savers.

Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORPs) 30 June 2016, 23:56 CET
Occupational pension funds in the EU benefit from the principles of free movement of capital and free provision of services.

MEPs vote in new rules on property settlement in divorces 23 June 2016, 22:36 CET
MEPs approved Thursday new rules for deciding which country’s courts should settle property disputes in divorce or death cases involving international couples or registered partnerships.

MEPs step up fight against tax evasion and tax havens 23 June 2016, 01:26 CET
MEPs on a special committee on tax rulings set up by the European Parliament produced a raft of tough measures Tuesday designed to make corporate taxation 'fairer and clearer'.

UK referendum: ECB ready for contingencies 23 June 2016, 01:26 CET
The European Central Bank is ready for all contingencies following the UK's EU referendum, ECB President Mario Draghi told MEPs as Britons prepared to vote on whether to remain in the EU.

New EU rules to promote high-quality audits in force 20 June 2016, 23:50 CET
New EU statutory audit rules came into force Friday, with the aim of enhancing investor trust in companies' financial information, and boosting confidence in Europe's financial sector.

Benelux Infrastructure: Updates from Port of Rotterdam, KBC Bank, and Rabobank… 17 June 2016, 17:20 CET
SMi Reports (2016.06.17, Amsterdam, Netherlands): SMi Group announces the return of the industry leading Benelux Infrastructure Forum to take place on 23rd and 24th November 2016 at the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam. This event will provide updates on the latest trends within the Benelux oil and gas market.

Investment Plan for Europe and Energy 16 June 2016, 23:19 CET
One year after the launch of the Investment plan for Europe and the Energy Union, a number of sustainable, low-carbon projects around Europe are beginning to bring about real change on the road to Energy Union.

EU annual inflation up to -0.1 pct in May 16 June 2016, 16:34 CET
Annual inflation in the European Union was -0.1% in May, up from -0.2% the previous month. A year earlier the rate was 0.3%. The figures come from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

Eurozone industrial production picks up in April 14 June 2016, 18:56 CET
Seasonally adjusted industrial production in the eurozone rebounded by 1.1 per cent in April - and 1.3% in the whole of the EU - compared with the previous month, according to Eurostat estimates out Tuesday.