STATEMENT/14/240  25-07-2014 - Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on the Fifth Review Mission to Cyprus 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 25 July 2014 Statement Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nicosia during July14-25, 2014 for the fifth review of Cyprus's economic programme, which is supported by financial assistance from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and...
IP/14/875  23-07-2014 - July 2014: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 July 2014 July 2014July 2014 In July 2014, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator decreased in both the EU (by -1.2 points to -5.5) and the euro area (by -0.9 points to ‑8.4) compared to June.
MEMO/14/499  23-07-2014 - Lithuania: euro adoption preparations progressing well, room for further progress to protect consumers 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 July 2014 The Commission today reported on Lithuania's practical preparations for the changeover to the euro. The "14th Report on the practical preparations for the future enlargement of the euro area" confirmed that preparations for Lithuania to join the euro area on 1 January 2015...
MEMO/14/495  23-07-2014 - Seventh Activity Report of the Task Force for Greece: reforms delivering results 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 July 2014 The Commission's Task Force for Greece (TFGR) today published its seventh activity report, which confirms a stepping up of technical assistance in the period February to May 2014. Technical assistance has helped to advance implementation of the reforms under the Economic Adjustment Programme.
SPEECH/14/564  23-07-2014 - Accession of Lithuania to the euro area 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Jyrki KATAINEN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro EU Council of Ministers - General Affairs Brussels, 23 July 2014 Honourable Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here today to...
STATEMENT/14/227  16-07-2014 - Joint statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on Greece 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 16 July 2014 A joint team from the European Commission, ECB, and the IMF has concluded a visit to Athens to take stock of recent developments and discuss with the authorities the work programme in preparation for a full mission to conduct the next review of...
SPEECH/14/557  17-07-2014 - European Parliament hearing of Commissioner designate Jyrki Katainen 
European Commission - Commission [Check Against Delivery] European European Parliament Strasbourg, 14 July 2014 Introductory statement Mr Chairman, Honourable Members, It is an honour to be here tonight and to be able to introduce myself to you and to exchange views on EU economic policy.
SPEECH/14/536  08-07-2014 - Speaking points at ECOFIN press conference 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Vice-President Siim KALLAS ECOFIN press conference Brussels, 8 July 2014 Thank you, Pier Carlo. Let me begin by wishing you “In bocca al lupo!” for a successful Italian Presidency.
SPEECH/14/531  07-07-2014 - Speaking points at Eurogroup press conference 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Vice-President Siim KALLAS Eurogroup press conference Brussels, 7 July 2014 Clearly, reducing the high tax burden, or ‘tax wedge’, on labour is one of the major structural reform priorities for European countries.
MEMO/14/461  04-07-2014 - Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 8 July 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 July 2014 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance (ECOFIN) Ministers will take place in Brussels on Tuesday 8 July at 10.00. The European Commission will be represented by Siim Kallas, Vice President in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Michel Barnier,...