EMA confirms overall benefit-risk remains positive. – At its meeting of 20 April 2021, EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) concluded that a warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be added to the product information for COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen. PRAC also concluded that these events should be listed as very rare side effects […]
In the week ending 16 April 2021 the net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) remained virtually unchanged at EUR 308.2 billion.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said the EU’s new partnership agreement with the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, replacing the Cotonou Agreement last week, would encourage migration. Hungary therefore opposed the related clauses, citing the health and economic risks posed by migration, he said on Facebook.
Credit standards for loans to firms tightened moderately Demand for loans by firms and households decreased ECB’s monetary policy measures remain supportive of lending conditions and volumes
Ukrainians lodged considerably more asylum applications in the EU+ in February 2021, compared to January, making them one of the top ten nationalities of applicants. This is in stark contrast with several other main nationalities, who are still lodging far fewer asylum applications in the EU+ compared to pre-COVID-19 levels.
Europe’s seas are precious. Our quality of life, livelihoods and economies depend on them being in good condition. Our seas are home to many species, habitats and ecosystems. They also provide our societies with vital ecosystem services, including food, energy, clean air and climate change mitigation. However, through the continued unsustainable use of Europe’s seas, […]
The number of illegal border crossings at Europe’s external borders fell 7% in the first three months of 2021 compared to a year ago to around 24 000*, largely because of a drop in arrivals in Eastern and Western Mediterranean, according to preliminary calculations.
ECB assessed internal models which banks use to calculate risk-weighted assets (RWAs) for credit, market and counterparty credit risks Large-scale review checked that banks comply with rules and implement internal models consistently Review resulted in €275 billion increase in RWAs over the last three years and more than 5,000 findings for banks to remediate
Current account recorded €26 billion surplus in February 2021, down from €35 billion in previous month Current account surplus amounted to €259 billion (2.3% of euro area GDP) in 12 months to February 2021, down from €263 billion (2.2%) one year earlier In financial account, euro area residents’ net acquisitions of foreign portfolio investment securities totalled €804 billion […]
The study demonstrates the massive potential of barrier removal to restore free-flowing rivers and nature in the Green Heart of Europe. 19 April 2021 – WWF’s new Potential of Barrier Removal to Reconnect Europe’s Rivers report analyses a sample of 30,000 barriers on large and medium-sized rivers in Europe, and assesses their reconnection potential for the whole continent, the […]