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Industrial production down by 0,8%

According to Eurostat, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28, comparing September 2016 with August 2016. This decrease is due to production of durable consumer goods falling by 5.6%, capital goods by 2.2%, intermediate goods by 0.7% and energy by 0.2%, while production of non-durable consumer goods rose by 0.3%. …

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Economic & Social priorities

The European Commission has finally set out its views on the EU’s economic and social priorities for 2017, based on Juncker’s State of the Union document for 2016 and on the latest economic data.  President Juncker underlined that the coming year will be “decisive for Europe to manage its economic and social turnaround.” He also stressed that every Member State …

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Banking Union Brainstorming

The European Commission held on 11th November an ’orientation debate’ about the next steps needed to complete the Banking Union, as part of the ongoing brainstorm on how to achieve a full and deep Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), and bringing forward a proposal for a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS). The recent Five Presidents’ Report set out a number of steps to further strengthen the EMU. Prepared by the President …

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Directive paiements européens

Le Parlement européen a adopté la proposition de la Commission européenne visant à rendre les paiements européens plus sûrs et innovants; les nouvelles règles permettront de mieux protéger les consommateurs lorsqu’ils effectuent des paiements, elles encourageront le développement et l’utilisation de modes de paiement mobiles et en ligne innovants et elles rendront les services européens de paiement plus sûrs. Les …

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