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The European Central Bank starts to purchase government bonds of euro-zone countries; the Expanded Asset Purchase Programme (EAPP) is intended to increase liquidity in order to ward off the risks of a prolonged low inflation phase. Greece requires more financial aid. The sanctions imposed by the...
In response to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which has so far led to the Crimea being annexed by Russia, the USA and EU have introducted sanctions against individuals by way of refusing their entry and blocking their bank accounts and are threatening to increase the circle of those...
The European Commission, newly constituted after the EU elections, has been launching its work for the period of 2014-2019. The bank stress test shows that 25 of the 130 European banks tested are in a problematic situation. One of the five Austrian banks tested does not meet the requirements....
In response to poor cyclical prospects and low inflationary expectations, the ECB introduces non-standard purchasing programmes and adds securities of higher risk to its assets. Jean-Claude Juncker is confirmed President of the European Commission by the European Parliament. The European Council...