Press release: Mario Draghi, Luis de Guindos – Introductory statement to the press conference

“Based on our regular economic and monetary analyses, we decided to keep the key ECB interest rates unchanged. We continue to expect them to remain at their present levels at least through the summer of 2019, and in any case for as long as necessary to ensure the continued sustained convergence of inflation to levels that are below, but close to, 2% over the medium term.”

Press release: Monetary policy decisions

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively. The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at least through the summer of 2019, and in any case for as long as necessary to ensure the continued sustained convergence of inflation to levels that are below, but close to, 2% over the medium term.

Decisions of several committees to enter into interinstitutional negotiations (updated on Thursday 13 December)

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Press release: EP plenary – Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s endorsement of key proposals under the EU’s next long-term budget

Reply to National Parliament: Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Bundesrat (DE) – COM(2018) 435 final and COM(2018)436

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Final Report pursuant to Article 4 of Decision No 562/2014/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 15 May 2014 on the participation of the European Union in the capital increase of the European Investment Fund

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Official Journal (C Series): Euro exchange rates

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ECON Committee – Vote on Low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks (13 December 2018)

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Agenda: Meeting of the European Council (13 – 14 December 2018)

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Updated – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (21 & 23 November 2018)

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Factsheets: Euro Summit – 14 December 2018

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Press release: ECR lays out proposals to expand the EU single market

“Failure to eliminate remaining barriers in the EU single market, particularly in the area of services, is holding back growth, job creation and consumer choice, ECR MEPs said today. Flemish ECR MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt, chairman of the European Parliament’s powerful Internal Market Committee, said that for too many in the EU ‘completion of the single market is simply a soundbite, not a serious political priority’.”

EBA publishes final guidelines on the STS criteria in securitisation

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Agenda: ECO Section – 180th Meeting (20 December 2018)

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At a glance: Agreement on EU general budget for 2019

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Working Paper Series: A macro-financial analysis of the corporate bond market

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Agenda: EP ECON Extraordinary Meeting (13 December 2018)

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1961 of 11 December 2018 laying down internal rules concerning the provision of information to data subjects and the restriction of certain of their rights in the context of the processing of personal data for the purpose of internal audit activities

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Technical working document on the Opinion of the European Central Bank of 7 December 2018 on an amended proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 1093/2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Banking Authority) and related legal acts (CON/2018/55)

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