Eurozone

Stress tests affirm stability of Slovenian banking system

Ljubljana/Frankfurt – Stress tests conducted by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Banka Slovenije have confirmed the stability of the Slovenian banking system, pointing out Slovenian banks would fare well even under unfavourable economic scenarios. Nevertheless, banks have been urged to stay cautious in the post-Covid landscape.

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Christos Staikouras in Brussels

The Minister of Finance, Mr. Christos Staikouras, is going to Brussels today, in order to participate in the Eurogroup meeting and a day later in the Ecofin meeting.

At tomorrow 's Eurogroup, Eurozone Finance Ministers will discuss the Eurozone' s fiscal course and prospects, focusing on next year.

Flash Eurobarometer survey finds 75 pct of Romanians favor switch to euro

Romania has the highest percentage of respondents with a positive opinion about the introduction of the European single currency - 75 percent, found the latest Flash Eurobarometer survey released on Friday, which shows that the switch to the euro enjoys broad support in EU member states that have not yet adopted it.

Eurogroup: Support measures, assessment report and debt on the table

The 10th post-memorandum evaluation report of the Greek economy is expected to be presented during today's Eurogroup meeting in Luxembourg, which will be attended by Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

Therefore, Greece is expected to take another step towards a positive direction, as another evaluation is successfully completed.

The two critical junctures the Greek economy will face by month’s end

The Greek economy will bid farewell to May with two "tests" and the first is on May 21, when Moody's announces its verdict for the evaluation of Greece, followed by a litmus test on May 26, when the Commission is expected to publish its conclusions on economy and budget, after the completion of the 10th evaluation.

Daianu: Romania's economic growth to be between 6-7pct in 2021; I also notice entrepreneurial effervescence

Romania will record economic growth of between 6 and 7% in 2021, Daniel Daianu, chairman of the Fiscal Council said on Wednesday, adding that there is an economic rebound, there is public investment spending of 5.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), more than in 2020. "I believe that, indeed, the growth will be between 6 and 7% in 2021. It might as well be 7%.

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