STRASBOURG, France - The European Central Bank will not unilaterally assign risk weightings to the various euro zone governments bonds on banks' balance sheets, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS - Euro zone industrial output defied market expectations of a small month-on-month rise and fell sharply in October, in a fresh warning about the fragility of the bloc's economic recovery.
BRUSSELS - The results of health tests of Slovenia's banks show that the country will not need to ask the euro zone for a bailout, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS - Luxembourg remains the richest country in the 28-nation European Union and Bulgaria, despite some improvement over the last three years, is still the poorest, data from the European Union's Statistics Office Eurostat showed on Thursday.
BRUSSELS/LONDON - The European Commission will open an investigation next week into planned British support for a new nuclear power plant, two people familiar with the matter said, in a precedent-setting case for future nuclear funding in Europe.
LJUBLJANA - Slovenia, once the economic star of Europe's ex-communist east, is set to reveal on Thursday how much money its banks need to stay afloat and whether it can get by without help from its euro zone peers.
* Bondholders, big savers of bad banks face losses from 2016
BRUSSELS - Bondholders and large depositors in a failing bank face taking losses from the start of 2016, European Union negotiators have agreed, a European Parliament lawmaker said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS - Ukraine's First Deputy Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov will meet a top European Union official in Brussels on Thursday to discuss a trade pact that Ukraine's president last month backed away from signing, provoking a political crisis.
FRANKFURT - The planned rules for winding down failing banks in the euro zone seem overly complex and could slow down the process, European Central Bank Executive Board member Joerg Asmussen was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
MSZANA, Poland - When Poland started handing out billions of euros worth of contracts for a wave of road-building five years ago, everyone was meant to benefit. But a project that should have been a bonanza for Europe has turned into "a slaughter house for Polish and European firms". Full Article
PARIS - If European policy elites could choose the next head of the EU's executive, Pascal Lamy, the Frenchman who stepped down as head of the World Trade Organisation in July, would be near the top of most people's list. Full Article