Over 10 years after the introduction of euro banknotes and coins, the Eurosystem - the European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks (NCBs) of the euro area - will unveil a new Europa series €10 banknote on 13 January 2014 and issue the note later in the year.
The European Parliament has voted in favour of the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the years 2014 to 2020. Consent by the Parliament on 19 November clears the way for final approval of the budget by the Council in the coming weeks.
The JASMINE Helpdesk is part of the JASMINE Initiative (Joint Action to Support Micro-finance Institution in Europe) funded by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund.
In November 2013, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area rose for the seventh successive month, turning positive for the first time since March 2012. It increased by 0.26 points to +0.18. The assessments of past production, the level of overall order books and export order books improved sharply. Also production expectations increased, though to a lesser degree, while managers' assessment of the stocks of finished products remained broadly unchanged.