ECB’s Governing Council confirms that exceptional circumstances continue to justify leverage ratio relief

ECB’s Governing Council issues opinion confirming that exceptional circumstances warranting leverage ratio relief still exist Opinion instrumental in ECB Banking Supervision’s decision to allow banks to exclude certain central bank exposures from leverage ratio ECB Banking Supervision also publishes announcement on leverage ratio

Euro area monthly balance of payments: April 2021

Current account recorded €23 billion surplus in April 2021, up from €18 billion in previous month Current account surplus amounted to €288 billion (2.5% of euro area GDP) in 12 months to April 2021, up from €239 billion (2.0%) one year earlier In financial account, euro area residents’ net acquisitions of non-euro area portfolio investment securities totalled €1 […]

Titanium dioxide: no longer considered safe as feed additive

Titanium dioxide can no longer be considered safe when used as an additive in animal feed, EFSA has concluded. The assessment by EFSA’s Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) follows the conclusion reached by EFSA’s Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) that the same compound can no longer be considered safe when […]

New European city air quality viewer allows you to check long term air pollution levels where you live

Air pollution is a serious problem in many European cities, posing a real risk to health. Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) launched the European city air quality viewer. You can check how the air quality has been over the past two years in the city where you live and compare it with other cities […]

Áder: Preserving Linguistic, Cultural Diversity International Interest

Preserving linguistic and cultural diversity is an interest of all nations, President János Áder said at the World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples in Tartu, Estonia. Áder noted that the congress was first held in Syktyvkar, the capital of the Komi Republic in Russia, in 1992, “as a fruit of the cooperation of related nations, on […]

The Court of Justice confirms the dismissal of two actions for annulment brought by Ms Eleanor Sharpston

The Court of Justice confirms the dismissal of two actions for annulment brought by Ms Eleanor Sharpston, seeking a finding that the premature end of her mandate as Advocate General by virtue of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was unlawful. The General Court did not err in holding […]