The Council on 19 May increased advance payments for the youth employment initiative (YEI) by almost €1 billion in 2015. Instead of about €67 million, member states will receive around €1 billion as advance payments this year. The regulation adopted by the Council removes the main bottleneck in the implementation of YEI by releasing the financial burden on the member states' budgets and

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 Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine – are facing significant economic and geopolitical challenges. The EBRD, the largest institutional investor in those countries, remains a committed and reliable partner in the region, Philippe Le Houérou, EBRD Vice President for Policy and Partnerships.

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The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors endorsed the 2015-19 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Albania, which proposes a lending program of up to US$1.2 billion over a five-year period aimed at supporting Albania’s aspirations to achieve equitable growth and integration into the European Union. Executive Directors

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Tribuna's new publication is now available online in store, 7 pages dedicated to the Russian-Italian relations.  Interviews: Sergey Razor, Russian Ambassador for Italy "Eurasian economic union (EEU): a crucial organization for integration"; Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Italian Ambassador for Moscow "Italian entrepreneurs do believe in Russia";

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The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €15.1 billion in March 2015, compared with a surplus of €18.0 bn in February 2015 and a surplus of €7.6 bn in March 2014, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.  In March 2015, compared with February 2015, based on

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion to the European Union (EU) institutions on the impact of EMIR on UCITS. In the opinion, ESMA calls for a modification of the UCITS Directive to take into account the clearing obligations for certain types of over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivative transactions under EMIR.

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In Riga, European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, Ukraine's Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko and the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva signed a Memorandum of Understanding and loan agreement for the third EU Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme toUkraine.

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a loan of EUR 200m to Bankinter for financing projects implemented primarily by innovative SMEs and midcap companies (up to 3 000 employees) in Spain. The loan contract was signed this morning in Madrid by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and Bankinter's CEO, Maria Dolores Dancausa.

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Sono state complessivamente 42.818, tra ottobre 2013 e marzo 2015, le domande di sospensione del pagamento delle rate per un controvalore complessivo di debito residuo pari a 14,6 miliardi di euro e una maggior liquidità a disposizione delle imprese di 1,8 miliardi.  Questo il risultato del monitoraggio definitivo sull‘Accordo per il credito 2013’,

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