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17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – The risk of poverty or social exclusion affected 1 in 4 persons in the EU in 2014 – 122 million persons in this situation in the EU

In 2014, 122 million people, or 24.4% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social … Continue reading

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August 2015 – Euro area international trade in goods surplus €11.2 bn – €2.3 bn deficit for EU28

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2015 was €148.3 billion, an increase of 6% compared with August 2014 (€140.5 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood … Continue reading

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September 2015 Annual inflation down to -0.1% in the euro area Down to -0.1% in the EU

Euro area annual inflation was -0.1% in September2015, down from 0.1% in August. In September 2014 the rate was 0.3%. European Union annual inflation was -0.1% in September2015, down from 0.0% in August. A year earlier the rate was 0.4%. … Continue reading

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End of energy isolation in the Baltics: how the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) works

How does the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) work? What changes The Governments of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the European Commission, have reached an agreement that will allow the construction of the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) by December 2019. The … Continue reading

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Keynote Speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the 2015 Award for the Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics

I am delighted to be here to celebrate the 2015 Award for the Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics. It is a particular pleasure to be able to congratulate this year’s winner Ross Murdoch for an excellent and thoughtful essay. And … Continue reading

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March guest photographer contest topic: women and girls

Take part in our new guest photographer contest, inspired by 2015 being the European Year for Development. Every month until September we will be announcing a different topic linked to development. Send us your photo inspired by the theme of … Continue reading

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Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the impact of fighting in Yemen

The impact on the civilian population, in particular on children, of the ongoing fighting between different militias, bombardments and disruption of essential services is reaching alarming proportions and exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation. The airstrike on the Al-Marzaq camp … Continue reading

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1. Review of financial, economic and monetary developments and policy options

Financial market developments Mr Cœuré reviewed recent financial market developments. Since the Governing Council’s previous monetary policy meeting on 21-22 January 2015, the announcement of the ECB’s expanded asset purchase programme (APP) had had a significant impact on euro area … Continue reading

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2 April 2015 – 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting

The European Central Bank, Europol and the European Commission jointly organised the 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting. The conference was held at the ECB’s new headquarters in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 … Continue reading

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