ECB news conference with Mario Draghi
LONDON, - Euro zone business activity accelerated at its fastest pace in more than four years last month as Italy turned in its best performance since early 2011 and German growth strengthened, surveys showed on Thursday.
BRUSSELS - Euro zone retail sales returned to growth in July although increased by less than expected on a monthly basis, data showed on Thursday, as consumers filled their cars more with cheaper fuel.
BRUSSELS - Euro zone industrial producer prices dropped as expected in July both on a monthly and on a yearly basis, data showed on Wednesday, as the increased cost of consumer goods was offset by declining energy prices.
BERLIN - Germany on Tuesday put the brakes on a French push for the euro zone to appoint a new commissioner with powers to coordinate economic policy across the bloc and preside over fiscal transfers between its 19 members.
FRANKFURT - Diverging national laws on banking supervision are hampering the European Central Bank's work as single supervisor of the euro zone's largest lenders and the rules need to be harmonised, one of the ECB's top supervisors said on Tuesday.
BERLIN - Investor expectations of a euro zone breakup dropped to their lowest level in nine months in August as fears about a Greek exit from the bloc faded thanks to an agreement on a third bailout, Germany's Sentix research group said on Tuesday.
LONDON, - Euro zone manufacturing growth eased last month, despite factories barely raising prices, adding to the European Central Bank's woes as it battles to spur expansion and inflation, a survey showed.
BRUSSELS - Unemployment in the euro zone unexpectedly fell to its lowest level in more than three years in July with a sharp decline in the volatile figure in Italy.
BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday that Spain's economic development showed that the euro zone was tackling its crisis well.
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday there was no wiggle room to lower interest rates for Greece, but euro zone partners could push back the date when Athens has to start paying back its bailout credits.
BERLIN - Net immigration into Germany last year hit its highest level since 1992 and the number of people claiming asylum benefits jumped by 61 percent, the Statistics Office said on Thursday, with expectations that figure will rise this year to 800,000.
CALAIS, France - France plans to build a camp this winter for as many as 1,500 migrants in the northern port city of Calais where twice that many are living in tents and hoping to make the sea-crossing to Britain.
BRUSSELS - The EU executive will outline new plans next week to share out refugees across European states as well as to speed deportations of unwanted migrants, the 28-nation bloc's migration commissioner said on Tuesday.