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Creating a stronger and more integrated European financial supervision for the Capital Markets Union

20 September, 2017 - 13:03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2017 European consumers, investors and businesses will benefit from stronger and more integrated financial markets, thanks to plans by the Commission to reform the EU's supervisory architecture.

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the first informal ECOFIN press conference in Tallinn

15 September, 2017 - 18:52
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 15 September 2017 Good evening. Thanks to the Estonian Presidency for the warm welcome in Tallinn and for organising this timely discussion on the Economic and Monetary Union. We also discussed FinTech in a broader context of digital innovation.

Commissioner Moscovici's introductory remarks at the Eurogroup press conference

15 September, 2017 - 14:45
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Tallinn, 15 September 2017 Moi aussi je veux commencer par dire à quel point je suis impressionné par la qualité de l'accueil ici en Estonie. J'ai commencé par une réunion bilatérale avec le  Premier ministre.

Juncker: ‘I don't intend to force countries to join the euro if they are not willing or not able to do so'

15 September, 2017 - 13:53
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 September 2017 Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, defended his proposal to expand the eurozone. All EU Member States should have the possibility – as required by the EU Treaties – to introduce the euro, but no one would be forced to do...

Extension of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) - Frequently Asked Questions

13 September, 2017 - 18:23
European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 13 September 2017 Frequently Asked Questions What is new in EFSI 2.0? EFSI 2.0 extends the lifetime of the EFSI until 2020, covering the period of the current Multiannual Financial Framework.

10 years since the start of the crisis: back to recovery thanks to decisive EU action

9 August, 2017 - 13:01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 August 2017 10 years since the start of the crisis: back to recovery thanks to decisive EU action The global financial crisis began 10 years ago and led to the European Union's worst recession in its six-decade history.

Commission refers Slovenia to the Court of Justice over transposition of budgetary rules

13 July, 2017 - 13:31
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 13 July 2017 Commission refers Slovenia to the Court of Justice over transposition of budgetary rules The European Commission has decided to refer Slovenia to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to notify transposition measures related to a Directive that...

European Commission Joint Research Centre opens its laboratories to wider scientific community

13 July, 2017 - 13:00
- Press release European Commission Brussels, 13 July 2017 The European Commission's in-house science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), is opening its scientific laboratories and facilities to scientists and researchers from the private and public sectors.

Commission recommends closing Excessive Deficit Procedure for Greece

12 July, 2017 - 14:01
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 12 July 2017 Commission recommends closing Excessive Deficit Procedure for Greece The Commission has decided to recommend to the Council to close the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) for Greece.

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

11 July, 2017 - 14:16
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 11 July 2017 Thank you, Toomas! Honourable colleagues, let me start by wishing a lot of success to the Estonian Presidency! Today we've heard the presentation of the Presidency's priorities, which we support.

Juncker Plan backs EUR 150 million loan agreement to upgrade broadband networks in Greece

11 July, 2017 - 13:02
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 July 2017 The European Fund for Strategic Investments, the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe, supports significant European Investment Bank (EIB) loan agreement in Greece The Investment Plan for Europe, the so-called "Juncker Plan", has backed a EUR 150 million EIB loan...

Commissioner Moscovici's introductory remarks at the Eurogroup press conference

10 July, 2017 - 23:23
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 10 July 2017   Je commencerai par les discussions qui ont eu lieu sur le secteur bancaire. Comme l'a dit Jeroen, Valdis Dombrovsksis a présenté la position de la Commission avec Margrethe Vestager qui est venue expliquer les récentes décisions prises...

Commission approves disbursement of €100 million in assistance to Tunisia

10 July, 2017 - 13:02
European - Press release Commission assistance to Tunisia Brussels, 10 July 2017 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today approved the disbursement of a €100 million loan to Tunisia.  This represents the third and last tranche of the €300 million Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA-I) programme to Tunisia, adopted...