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Today the European Commission 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.
Euro area annual inflation was 0.2% in July 2016, up from 0.1% in June. In July 2015 the rate was 0.2%. European Union annual inflation was also 0.2% in July 2016, up from 0.1% in June. A year earlier the rate was 0.2%.
The 2015 road safety statistics published today by the European Commission confirm that European roads remain the safest in the world despite a recent slowdown in reducing road fatalities.
At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations of the Eurosystem will be decreased by 5 basis points to 0.00%, from 16 March. The interest rates on the marginal lending facility and deposit facility will be decreased by 5 and 10 basis points respectively.