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Focus now turns to UK inflation data next week - Euro currency news daily 14 June 2024, 11:00 CET
UK inflation is now in focus and is expected to continue its downward trend for May’s report, mirroring the recent moderation seen in US inflation.

EU adopts instant 10-second payments regulation 26 February 2024, 22:23 CET
The EU Council adopted Monday a regulation that will make instant payments fully available in euro to consumers and businesses in the EU and in EEA countries.

Brussels outlines framework for new digital euro 28 June 2023, 21:33 CET
The EU Commission set out proposals Wednesday for a framework for a possible digital form of the euro that the ECB may issue in future, as well as for continued access to euro banknotes and coins.

Political agreement on EU Banking Package 27 June 2023, 23:04 CET
The European Parliament and Council reach draft agreement Tuesday on EU banking rules to implement 'Basel III' reforms aimed at boosting the strength and resilience of banks operating in the EU.

Brussels approves merger between Credit Suisse and UBS 25 May 2023, 18:58 CET
The European Commission approved the merger between Credit Suisse and UBS unconditionally Thursday, saying it would not raise competition concerns in the European Economic Area.

EU to reform system for handling failing banks 19 April 2023, 23:09 CET
The EU Commission put forward proposals Tuesday to strengthen the EU's bank crisis management and deposit insurance framework, with a focus on medium-sized and smaller banks.

Reform of bank crisis management and deposit insurance framework - guide 19 April 2023, 22:55 CET
The European Commission adopted on 18 April a proposal to adjust and further strengthen the EU's existing bank crisis management and deposit insurance (CMDI) framework, with a focus on medium-sized and smaller banks.

Croatia completes euro changeover 17 January 2023, 18:56 CET
Croatia has successfully completed its changeover to the euro single currency, with a 14-day dual circulation period (when both the kuna and the euro could be used) ending on Saturday.

Croatia and the euro 16 January 2023, 23:35 CET
Croatia joined the European Union in 2013 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2023.

Croatia ushers in New Year by joining euro and Schengen 02 January 2023, 01:05 CET
Croatia became the twentieth member of the European Union's common currency on 1 January, when it also joined the EU's borderless Schengen zone.

EU clearing, insolvency proposals to make capital markets more attractive 12 December 2022, 23:06 CET
The EU Commission laid out plans Wednesday to make EU clearing services more attractive, harmonise some corporate insolvency rules and make it easier for companies to list on stock exchanges.

New Commission proposals to make clearing services in the EU more attractive - guide 07 December 2022, 21:46 CET
The European Commission on 7 December put forward new proposals on clearing, corporate insolvency and company listing to make EU capital markets more attractive.

More rates rises ahead, warns ECB chief Lagarde 28 September 2022, 23:49 CET
More euro interest rates rises are inevitable, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde told the EU Parliament Monday, citing the fight against inflation as the only way to restore confidence.

Croatia given final approval to join euro 12 July 2022, 23:15 CET
The EU Council adopted the last three legal acts to enable Croatia to become a member of the euro area Tuesday, paving the way for Croatia to introduce the EU's common currency on 1 January 2023.

Croatia ready to adopt euro in 2023: Eurogroup 17 June 2022, 18:13 CET
The Eurogroup of EU finance ministers endorsed a recommendation Thursday for Croatia to introduce the euro on 1 January 2023, the first step in a legal process to enable Croatia to join the euro area.

Croatia set to adopt euro on 1 January 04 June 2022, 00:05 CET
Croatia is ready to adopt the euro on 1 January 2023, the European Commission concluded on Wednesday in a review of the country's preparedness to join the single currency area.

European Commission's Convergence Report 2022 01 June 2022, 23:02 CET
The European Commission concluded on 1 June that Croatia is ready to adopt the euro on 1 January 2023, bringing the number of euro area Member States to twenty.

Croatia and the euro 01 June 2022, 22:46 CET
Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July 2013 and has been in ERM-II since 10 July 2020.

EU to bolster financial sector's defence against cyber-attacks 12 May 2022, 22:48 CET
EU Parliament and Council provisionally agreed Tuesday to strengthen the IT security of Europe's financial sector, to ensure it can maintain resilient operations in any severe operational disruption.

EU reviews state aid rules for banks in difficulty 17 March 2022, 22:13 CET
The EU Commission was gathering views Thursday on EU state aid rules for banks in difficulty from parties with interest in the matter, such as individuals or groups, academia and research institutions.

Review of the Central Securities Depositories Regulation 16 March 2022, 23:41 CET
The European Commission on 16 March proposed changes to the Central Securities Depositories Regulation to enhance the efficiency of the EU's settlement markets, while safeguarding financial stability.

EU moves to strengthen banks' resilience 01 November 2021, 18:01 CET
The EU Commission said Wednesday its review of EU banking rules will ensure EU banks become more resilient to potential future economic shocks and contribute to Europe's recovery post-COVID.

New EU authority to crack down on money-laundering 04 August 2021, 00:37 CET
The EU Commission proposed Monday a new authority to combat money laundering, part of a package of measures to strengthen Europe's fight against money laundering and countering terrorism financing.

Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) 20 July 2021, 22:11 CET
The European Commission presented on 20 July a package of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU's anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. The package also includes the proposal for the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering.

EUR 371m fine for investment banks cartel 20 May 2021, 18:31 CET
Seven investment banks were found Thursday to have breached EU antitrust rules through participation of traders in a cartel in the primary and secondary market for European Government Bonds.