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13/08/2013 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Statistics

In June 2013 compared with May 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production grew by 0.7% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU27, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

01/08/2013 - Economy and the euro

The Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.50%, 1.00% and 0.00% respectively.

29/07/2013 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission has proposed to complete the legal framework for Europe-wide patent protection by updating EU rules on the jurisdiction of courts and recognition of judgements.

24/07/2013 - Economy and the euro

The Regulation on interchange fees, combined with the revised Payment Services Directive, will introduce maximum levels of interchange fees for transactions based on consumer debit and credit cards and ban surcharges on these types of cards.

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24/07/2013 - Economy and the euro / Justice and citizens’ rights

Fraud affecting the EU budget increased slightly in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the Commission's annual report on the "Protection of the EU's Financial Interests". On the expenditure side, in total, €315 million in EU funds were affected by fraud, or 0.25% of the expenditure budget.

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17/07/2013 - Economy and the euro / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission is taking action to improve Union-wide prosecution of criminals who defraud EU taxpayers by establishing a European Public Prosecutor's Office.

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16/07/2013 - Economy and the euro / Statistics

Euro area annual inflation was 1.6% in June 2013, up from 1.4% in May. A year earlier the rate was 2.4%. Monthly inflation was 0.1% in June 2013.

11/07/2013 - Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health / EU regional and urban development

A new study presented by the European Commission finds that the establishment of maritime zones, including Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), in the Mediterranean would benefit the EU's Blue Growth and wider sustainability agendas.

10/07/2013 - Economy and the euro

The mechanism would complement the Single Supervisory Mechanism which, once operational in late 2014, will see the European Central Bank (ECB) directly supervise banks in the euro area and in other Member States which decide to join the Banking Union.

09/07/2013 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Ecofin Council concluded this year's coordination of economic and fiscal policies during the European Semester.

08/07/2013 - Economy and the euro / Transport and travel

The Commission has set out plans to ease custom formalities for ships – reducing red tape, cutting delays in ports and making the sector more competitive.

04/07/2013 - Economy and the euro

The Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.50%, 1.00% and 0.00% respectively.

03/07/2013 - Economy and the euro

Small investors should be better protected against investment funds that take excessive or unnecessary risks with their money, thanks to a draft law approved by a show of hands. The law clarifies who is liable for mismanagement of funds and tailors fund managers' remuneration rules to encourage them to take reasonable risks and a long-run view.

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27/06/2013 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Council set out its position on a draft framework for bank recovery and resolution with a view to negotiations with the European Parliament. The Council also approved draft amending budget no. 1 for 2013 providing the EU's 2013 budget with the necessary resources for the accession of Croatia to the EU on 1 July.

27/06/2013 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Statistics

In June the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) improved markedly, continuing last month's increase. Sentiment increased by 1.8 points in both the euro area (to 91.3) and the EU (to 92.6). The Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area increased by 0.07 points to ‑0.68.

18/06/2013 - Economy and the euro

The new rules aim to reduce over-reliance on credit ratings while at the same time improving the quality of the rating process. Credit rating agencies will have to be more transparent when rating sovereign states.

14/06/2013 - Economy and the euro / Statistics

Euro area annual inflation was 1.4% in May 2013, up from 1.2% in April. A year earlier the rate was 2.4%. Monthly inflation was 0.1% in May 2013.

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