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Monetary policy in an unusual cycle: the risks, the path and the costs – Introductory speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, July 1, 2024

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July, 2 2024

European Semester Spring Package provides policy guidance to enhance the EU’s competitiveness and resilience, and maintain sound public finances – June 19, 2024

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June, 26 2024

Policymaking in a new risk environment – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – June 14, 2024

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June, 17 2024

Still in restrictive territory – Interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – June 11, 2024

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June, 11 2024

ECB Press Conference – June 6, 2024, 2:45pm

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June, 5 2024

Financial Stability Review – May 2024

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May, 20 2024

Spring 2024 Economic Forecast: A gradual expansion amid high geopolitical risks – May 15, 2024

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May, 16 2024

Unlocking the power of ideas – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB at Yale University – April 22, 2024

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April, 24 2024

Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the conclusions of the special European Council meeting of 17-18 April 2024

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April, 24 2024

Monetary Policy – ECB Press Conference – April 11, 2024

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April, 10 2024

Building confidence in the path ahead – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at The ECB and its Watchers XXIV Conference – March 20, 2024

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March, 21 2024

The EU in 2023: General Report on the Activities of the European Union – March 20, 2024

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March, 20 2024

ECB Press Conference – March 7, 2024

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March, 11 2024

Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the plenary session of the European Parliament – February 26, 2024

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February, 28 2024

Joint Statement by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Parliament – February 23, 2024

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February, 28 2024

Winter 2024 Economic Forecast: A delayed rebound in growth amid faster easing of inflation – February 15, 2024

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February, 19 2024

Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament – February 15, 2024

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February, 15 2024

First time ever revision of the EU long-term budget will help address the EU’s main challenges – February 1, 2024

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February, 5 2024

ECB Press Conference – January 25, 2024

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January, 25 2024

Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 14-15 December 2023 and preparation of the Special European Council meeting of 1 February 2024 – January 17, 2024

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January, 23 2024

ECB Press Conference – December 14, 2023

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December, 14 2023

Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – November 27, 2023

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November, 28 2023

Commission sets out key priorities in the European Semester for the year ahead to strengthen EU competitiveness – November 21, 2023

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November, 27 2023

Monetary policy in the euro area: attentive and focused – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – November 21, 2023

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November, 22 2023

Financial Stability Review – November 2023 

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November, 22 2023

Outlook for the euro area economy and financial stability – Speech by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, November 13, 2023

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November, 13 2023

Interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, Novembre 4, 2023

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November, 6 2023

Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel following the meeting of the European Council of 27 October 2023

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October, 30 2023

Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel following the meeting of the European Council of 26 October 2023

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October, 27 2023

ECB Press Conference – October 26, 2023

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October, 27 2023

Commission sets out immediate actions to support the European wind power industry – October 24, 2023

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October, 25 2023

Statement by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the forty-eight meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee – October 14, 2023 

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October, 18 2023

Reducing inflation – Interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – October 8, 2023

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October, 10 2023

Towards an orderly transition – Opening remarks by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the joint IEA-ECB-EIB High-Level International Conference on “Ensuring an orderly energy transition: Europe’s competitiveness and financial stability in a period of global energy transformation” – September 29, 2023

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September, 29 2023

A Mediterranean Odyssey: from ancient origins to future strength – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, September 21, 2023

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September, 25 2023

NextGenerationEU: Implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility firmly underway – September 19, 2023

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September, 20 2023

2023 State of the Union Address by President von der Leyen – September 13, 2023

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September, 14 2023

ECB Press Conference – September 14, 2023

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September, 14 2023

Communication and monetary policy – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, September 4, 2023

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September, 5 2023

Europe needs to think bigger to build its capital markets union – Fabio Panetta, member of the ECB’s Executive Board – August 30, 2023

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August, 31 2023

Policymaking in an age of shifts and breaks – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – August 25, 2023

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August, 28 2023

ECB Press Conference – July 27, 2023

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July, 27 2023

Strengthening resilience in a changing geopolitical landscape – Welcome address by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the 9th ECB conference on central, eastern and south-eastern European countries – July 17, 2023

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July, 17 2023

Interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – July 7, 2023

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July, 10 2023

2023 Strategic Foresight Report: sustainability and wellbeing at the heart of Europe’s Open Strategic Autonomy – July 6, 2023

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July, 10 2023

Single Currency Package: new proposals to support the use of cash and to propose a framework for a digital euro – June 28, 2023

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July, 5 2023

Breaking the persistence of inflation – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the ECB Forum on Central Banking 2023 on “Macroeconomic stabilisation in a volatile inflation environment” in Sintra, Portugal – June 27, 2023

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June, 28 2023

EU budget: Commission proposes to reinforce long-term EU budget to face most urgent challenges – June 20, 2023

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June, 26 2023

European Semester 2023: country-specific recommendations agreed – June 16, 2023

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June, 19 2023

ECB Press Conference – June 15, 2023

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June, 19 2023

Sustainable Finance: Commission takes further steps to boost investment for a sustainable future – June 13, 2023

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June, 13 2023

Banking Union and Capital Markets Union – Keynote speech by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the Annual Joint Conference of the European Commission and the European Central Bank on European Financial Integration – June 7, 2023

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June, 7 2023

Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament – June 5, 2023

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June, 7 2023

Keynote speech by Commission President von der Leyen at the GLOBSEC 2023 Bratislava Forum – May 31, 2023

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June, 7 2023

Press statement by President von der Leyen with Italian Prime Minister Meloni – May 25, 2023

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May, 29 2023

Capital Markets Union: Commission proposes new rules to protect and empower retail investors in the EU – May 24, 2023

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May, 24 2023

Policy guidance under the European Semester: Sustaining reforms and investments to secure the EU’s long-term prosperity, competitiveness, fairness and resilience – May 24, 2023

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May, 24 2023

EU Customs Reform: A data-driven vision for a simpler, smarter and safer Customs Union – May 17, 2023

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May, 18 2023

Spring 2023 Economic Forecast: An improved outlook amid persistent challenges – May 15, 2023

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May, 17 2023

Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB – May 14, 2023

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May, 17 2023

Interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – May 10, 2023

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May, 10 2023

ECB: Monetary policy decisions – May 4, 2023

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May, 8 2023

Confidence of consumers and firms has visibly improved – Interview with ECB chief economist Philip R. Lane – April 25

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April, 26 2023

Banking Union: Commission proposes reform of bank crisis management and deposit insurance framework – April 18, 2023

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April, 26 2023

Statement by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the forty-seventh meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee – April 14, 2023

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April, 17 2023

Ensuring price stability- Interview with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB – April 6, 2023

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April, 12 2023

Conclusions from the 23 March 2023 European Council

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March, 27 2023

The path ahead – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at “The ECB and Its Watchers XXIII” conference – March 22, 2023

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March, 22 2023

Commission supports 151 reform projects in Member States to strengthen resilience and competitiveness – March 21, 2023

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March, 21 2023

Statement by Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, on the announcement on 19 March 2023 by the Swiss authorities

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March, 19 2023

ECB press conference – March 16, 2023

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March, 17 2023

Statement by President von der Leyen following her meeting with US President Biden – March 10, 2023

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March, 10 2023

Capital markets union: Council adopts revised framework for European long-term investment funds – March 7, 2023

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March, 8 2023

Too early to declare victory against inflation – Interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, March 5, 2023

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March, 6 2023

Account of the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank held in Frankfurt am Main on Wednesday and Thursday, 1-2 February 2023 (March 2, 2023)

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March, 2 2023

Bringing inflation back to target – Interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – February 27, 2023

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February, 27 2023

NextGenerationEU: Two years on since its adoption, the Recovery and Resilience Facility continues to be a central driver of the EU’s green and digital transformation – February 22, 2023

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February, 22 2023

Interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – February 20, 2023

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February, 20 2023

Winter 2023 Economic Forecast: EU economy set to avoid recession, but headwinds persist – February 13, 2023

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February, 13 2023

Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel following the special meeting of the European Council of 9 February 2023

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February, 10 2023

The battle against inflation is not over yet – Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB – February 8, 2023

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February, 9 2023

ECB Press Conference – February 2, 2023

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February, 6 2023

New challenges in a changing world – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB – January 23, 2023

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January, 25 2023

European Commission – Special Address by President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum, January 17, 2023

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January, 18 2023

Monetary policy tightening and the green transition – Speech by Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB – January 10, 2023

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January, 11 2023

Interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank – December 31, 2022

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December, 31 2022

Conclusions from the European Council – December 16, 2022

On the first of two days of meetings, the European Council adopted conclusions on Ukraine/Russia, energy, economy, secur...

December, 19 2022

ECB Press Conference – December 15, 2022

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December, 15 2022

Taxation: Embracing the digital transition to help fight VAT fraud and support EU businesses – December 8, 2022

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December, 13 2022

Monetary policy and the economic outlook – Interview with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB – December 6, 2022

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December, 13 2022

Monetary policy and the economic outlook – Interview with ECB Chief Economist Philip R. Lane – December 6, 2022

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December, 6 2022

Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates) – December 2, 2022

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December, 6 2022

Conference on the Future of Europe: citizens demand more from the EU – December 2, 2022

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December, 5 2022

Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament – November 28

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November, 29 2022

European Commission – Building an economic governance framework fit for the challenges ahead, November 9

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November, 21 2022

Monetary policy in a new environment – Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the European Banking Congress, November 18

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November, 21 2022

Statement by Commission President von der Leyen at the G20 Summit session on food and energy security, November 15

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November, 16 2022

ECB Financial Stability Review, November 2022

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November, 16 2022

COP27: EU calls on all Parties to take concrete steps to limit global warming to 1.5°C and respect the Paris Agreement – November 4

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November, 9 2022

Monetary policy in a high inflation environment: commitment and clarity – Lecture by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, organised by Eesti Pank and dedicated to Professor Ragnar Nurkse – November 4

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November, 7 2022

Opening remarks by European Commission Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the press conference of the informal Foreign Affairs Council on Trade – October 31

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October, 31 2022

ECB Press Conference – October 27

President Christine Lagarde and Vice-President Luis de Guindos explained the Governing Council’s latest monetary polic...

October, 31 2022

European Council, 20-21 October 2022 – Main Results

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October, 25 2022

Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the preparation of the European Council meeting of 20-21 October 2022

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October, 19 2022

Statement by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the forty-sixth meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee – October 14, 2022

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October, 19 2022

Speech by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the EU Ambassadors Conference 2022 – October 12

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October, 14 2022

Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament – September 26, 2022

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September, 28 2022

Monetary policy in the euro area – Lecture by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, organised by Frankfurter Gesellschaft für Handel, Industrie und Wissenschaft – September 20, 2022

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September, 21 2022

Energy prices: Commission proposes emergency market intervention to reduce bills for Europeans – September 14, 2022

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September, 14 2022

2022 State of the Union Address by President von der Leyen – September 14, 2022

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September, 14 2022

The ECB monetary policy statement – September 8, 2022

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September, 8 2022

EUROPEAN COMMISSION: Statement by President von der Leyen on energy – September 7, 2022

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September, 8 2022

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK – Press Conference July 21, 2022 (14:45)

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July, 21 2022

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – Summer 2022 Economic Forecast: Russia’s war worsens the outlook – July 14, 2022

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine continues to negatively affect the EU economy, setting it on a path of ...

July, 18 2022

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK – Account of the June monetary policy meeting – July 7, 2022

The Governing Council agreed that the revised medium-term inflation outlook called for further, decisive steps in the no...

July, 8 2022

European Council conclusions on Ukraine, the membership applications of Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, Western Balkans and external relations – June 23, 2022

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June, 24 2022

Hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament – June 20, 2022

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June, 20 2022

Commission sets out first analysis of the proposals stemming from the Conference on the Future of Europe – June 17, 2022

The European Commission has adopted a Communication setting out how it can follow up on the outcome of the Conference on...

June, 20 2022

Statement of the ECB Governing Council – June 15, 2022

On 15 June the Governing Council met to exchange views on the current market situation. Since the gradual process of pol...

June, 17 2022

ECB Press conference – June 9, 2022

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June, 14 2022

The Commission presents the Draft Budget 2023 and the Annual Management and Performance Report for the EU budget for the 2021 financial year

The Commission has proposed an annual EU budget of €185.6 billion for 2023, to be complemented by an estimated €113....

June, 9 2022

Convergence Report reviews Member States’ preparedness to join the euro area and paves the way for Croatia’s euro adoption on 1 January 2023

The European Commission has concluded that Croatia is ready to adopt the euro on 1 January 2023, bringing the number of ...

June, 6 2022

Special meeting of the European Council (30 and 31 May 2022) – Conclusions

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June, 1 2022