In the first quarter of 2019 the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area financial vehicle corporations (FVCs) engaged in securitisation decreased to €1,449 billion, from €1,451 billion at the end of the previous quarter. Net redemptions of debt securities by FVCs during the first quarter of 2019 amounted to €14 billion. Euro area FVCs’ holdings […]
There is a shared vision to achieve clean, non toxic seas but their contamination with synthetic substances as well as heavy metals continues to be a large-scale problem in Europe. According to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today, between 75 and 96 % of the assessed area of Europe’s regional seas have […]
EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) is recommending that doctors must not prescribe the 10 mg twice daily dose of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) in patients who are at high risk of blood clots in the lungs. These include patients who have heart failure, cancer, inherited blood clotting disorders or a history of blood clots, as well as patients […]
EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) has recommended that the marketing authorisations for fenspiride medicines be revoked, so the medicines can no longer be marketed in the EU. This follows a review that has confirmed that these cough medicines could cause heart rhythm problems.
Feedback sought on recommendations for new and legacy contracts referencing EONIA Consultation addresses methodology change for EONIA in October 2019 and its discontinuation at the end of 2021 Working Group recommends that all market participants switch to €STR as soon as possible Today the working group on euro risk-free rates has launched a public consultation […]
In the week ending 10 May 2019 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) remained unchanged. The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) decreased by EUR 0.8 billion to EUR 286.7 billion. As a result of the Eurosystem’s open market operations and standing facilities, net lending to credit institutions (asset item 5 […]
Applications for international protection from Latin American countries continue to increase In March 2019, applications for international protection in the EU+ were significantly higher than a year ago, at 58,778 (+20 % compared to March 2018). This increase is partly due to the highest recorded number of applications by nationals exempt from visa requirements to enter the […]
The annual growth rate of the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area residents was 2.4% in March 2019, compared with 2.6% in February. For the outstanding amount of listed shares issued by euro area residents, the annual growth rate was 0.4% in March 2019, compared with 0.6% in February. Debt securities New issuance of debt securities […]
The Spanish trade union, Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO), brought an action before the Audiencia Nacional (National High Court, Spain), seeking a judgment declaring Deutsche Bank SAE to be under an obligation to set up a system for recording the time worked each day by its members of staff. The union considered that […]
In April, the number of detections of illegal border crossings on Europe’s main migratory routes fell by 19% from the previous month to 4 900, mainly due to a drop in the Eastern Mediterranean. The total for the first four months of 2019 was 27% lower than a year ago at around 24 200.