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Economic governance 07-02-2019

Uncertainty dampens European growth

Euro area economy is expected to slow down more markedly than initially expected, because of the impact of increasing risks, including a disorderly Brexit, and external tensions primarily driven by the US-China trade war.
Economy & Jobs 08-02-2018

Moscovici ‘not worried’ about market turbulences, raises EU growth forecast

European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday (7 February) he is not worried about the volatility seen in markets, as the Commission revised upwards its growth forecast to 2.3% this year and 2% in 2019, both for the eurozone and the EU as a whole.
Euro & Finance 15-02-2017

Commission: We ‘stuck our neck out’ assessing Trump’s plan

Experts welcomed the European Commission’s assessment of US President Donald Trump’s fiscal stimulus package despite the high level of uncertainty around the plan.
Euro & Finance 13-02-2017

Commission: Trump stimulus payment ‘gonna be huge’ but inconsequential

The European Commission predicted in its winter forecast €226 billion in additional spending as part of the fiscal stimulus promised by the new US government, but its economic impact will be “very low”.
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Economy & Jobs 05-02-2015

Moscovici: EU’s economic forecast a little brighter

The European Commission said on Thursday that the economies of all EU Member States are expected to grow again in 2015, the first time since 2007.
Euro & Finance 26-02-2014

Economic recovery picking up, but risks remain, Commission says

European Commission Vice-President Olli Rehn, responsible for economic and monetary affairs, told the European Parliament yesterday (25 February) that the EU economy was recovering overall, but warned of the risks of “protracted low growth” if structural reforms were not implemented.
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