Euro area

(10 June 2020) - The European Commission has published the 2020 convergence report in which it provides its assessment of the progress non-euro area Member States have made towards adopting the euro.


(09 June 2020) - Greece has extended confinement on its overcrowded migrant camps by two weeks to curb the spread of coronavirus.


(08 June 2020) - In April 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by Member States had a significant impact on retail trade, as its volume decreased by 19.6% in the euro area and by 18% in the EU, compared with April 2019.


(05 June 2020) - At yesterday’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided to increase the pandemic emergency purchase programme (PEPP) by €600 billion to a total of €1,350 billion.


(04 June 2020) - With over 2 500 downloads since it was launched at the start of May, the Galileo Green Lane app is proving to be popular with truck drivers.