Ukraine: College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv to boost EU support and sectorial cooperation with Ukraine

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, travelled to Kyiv today, accompanied by 15 Commissioners, for the first ever meeting between the College and the Ukrainian Government. The meeting takes place back to back with the EU-Ukraine summit, the first since the start of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the granting […]

ECB decides on detailed modalities for reducing asset purchase programme holdings

ECB details modalities to reduce Eurosystem’s holdings of securities under the asset purchase programme through partial reinvestment, broadly in line with current practice under full reinvestment Governing Council decided on stronger tilting of corporate bond purchases during partial reinvestment, including in primary market, towards issuers with better climate performance

Euro area bank interest rate statistics: December 2022

Composite cost-of-borrowing indicator for new loans to corporations increased by 30 basis points to 3.41%, driven by interest rate effect; indicator for new loans to households for house purchase increased by 5 basis points to 2.94%, driven by interest rate effect Composite interest rate for new deposits with agreed maturity from corporations increased by 31 basis points to 1.83%, driven by […]

Joint European Degree label and a legal status for European universities alliances: 10 Erasmus+ projects to put them in place

Today, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, launches 10 Erasmus+ projects to test new forms of transnational cooperation between higher education institutions, as outlined in the European strategy for universities just one year ago. This is a key milestone for achieving the European Education Area.

EU Cohesion Policy: European Structural and Investment Funds supported SMEs, employment of millions of people and clean energy production

In 2014-2020, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) unleashed a total investment of €731 billion, of which €535 billion was funded by the EU, fostering lasting socio-economic convergence, territorial cohesion, social Europe and a smooth green and digital transition.