Results of the December 2019 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter derivatives markets (SESFOD)

Credit terms broadly unchanged for almost all counterparties Most types of counterparty intensified efforts to negotiate more favourable terms Stronger demand for funding across all types of collateral except high-yield corporate bonds Respondents very confident in their ability to act as market-makers in times of stress for all asset classes except high-yield corporate bonds

EU launches new Forest Information System to improve knowledge on forests and woodlands

Amid a need for more accurate, up-to-date and harmonised data and monitoring on Europe’s valuable woodlands, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission today launched a new Forest Information System for Europe (FISE) which aims to become Europe’s knowledge hub to monitor the state, health and sustainability of Europe’s many forests.

Márta Mészáros at Bergamo International Film Festival

With a retrospective consisting of 10 films restored by the National Film Institute – Film Archive – Hungary, Bergamo Film Meeting pays homage to the innovative gaze of Hungarian director Márta Mészáros who, though her militant filmmaking, has given voice to strong and complex women portraying the reality and historical memory of his country.

Egypt: The EU Bank supports the upgrading of Tanta – EL Mansoura – Damietta railway

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC) have signed a cooperation agreement to provide up to EUR 1.5 million of grant financing for a Feasibility Study including an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Tanta – El Mansoura – Damietta Rail project which will improve railways safety, availability and reliability of […]

Why does Europe need to limit climate change and adapt to its impacts?

Europe’s many regions are expected to face worsening impacts of climate change over the next decades. A compilation of several existing maps published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today illustrates how drought, heavy rain and flooding, forest fires and sea-level rise could affect some selected regions in Europe, including Central Europe, the Iberian peninsula, […]