ECB amends monetary policy implementation guidelines

ECB amends monetary policy implementation guidelines ECB harmonises definition of agencies as issuers or guarantors of debt instruments Transparency requirements of EU Securitisation Regulation now part of collateral framework Use of rating tools to be phased out from general framework for monetary policy operations The European Central Bank (ECB) today published amendments to its guidelines […]

Euro money market statistics: second maintenance period 2019

Euro money market statistics: second maintenance period 2019 Daily average borrowing turnover in the unsecured segment increased from €124 billion in the first maintenance period of 2019 to €127 billion in the second Weighted average overnight rate on borrowing transactions in the unsecured segment decreased from -0.41% to -0.42% for the wholesale sector and increased from -0.41% […]

The Austrian system of remuneration and advancement of State officials and contractual public servants remains contrary to the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age

As long as the Austrian legislature fails to take measures to re-establish equal treatment with regard to taking into consideration professional experience acquired before the age of 18, persons treated unfavourably by the old system are entitled to obtain the same advantages as their colleagues who are treated favourably by that system and in particular […]

Press release 56/19 Judgment in Case C 431/17 Monachos Eirinaios v Dikigorikos Syllogos Athinon

On 12 June 2015, Monachos Eirinaios (Monk Irenaeus), a monk at the Holy Monastery of Petra which is in Karditsa (Greece), requested the Dikigorikos Syllogos Athinon (Athens Bar Association, Greece; ‘the DSA’) to enter him on the special register of the Athens Bar as a lawyer having acquired that professional status in another Member State, […]

Euro area bank interest rate statistics: March 2019

Euro area bank interest rate statistics: March 2019 The composite cost-of-borrowing indicators for new loans to corporations[1] showed no change at 1.64% in March 2019. The composite cost-of-borrowing indicators for new loans to households for house purchase[2] remained broadly unchanged at 1.78% in March 2019. In the same month, the composite interest rate for new deposits […]

Web meeting with stakeholders on the draft opinions on dietary reference values for sodium and chloride

Background EFSA is organising a web meeting with stakeholders to present its draft opinions on dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium and chloride. DRVs guide professionals on the amount of a nutrient needed to maintain health in otherwise healthy people. They are used to issue dietary recommendations to consumers. The draft opinions were released for public […]

“Still a lot to do to ensure that citizens with disabilities in Europe are able to vote”

EESC Info interviewed EESC member Krzysztof Pater, to hear the story behind his report Real rights of persons with disabilities to vote in EP elections. EESC Info: What inspired you to start working on this report? Krzysztof Pater: In their programming documents, political declarations and legislative initiatives, the European institutions often express concern about the fundamental rights of various social groups […]