‘New IRA’ blamed for fatal shooting of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland blamed the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting Thursday night in the city of Londonderry on the “New IRA,” a dissident paramilitary group that rejects the Good Friday peace agreement between the British and Irish governments. It brought a political solution to long-running violence between Catholic and Protestant communities that claimed more […]

Euro area monthly balance of payments: February 2019

In February 2019 the current account of the euro area recorded a surplus of €27 billion, compared with a surplus of €37 billion in January 2019.[1] In the 12-month period to February 2019, the current account recorded a surplus of €335 billion (2.9% of euro area GDP), compared with a surplus of €374 billion (3.3% of euro area GDP) […]

Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 12 April 2019

In the week ending 12 April 2019 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) remained unchanged. The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 2.4 billion to EUR 286.6 billion. As a result of the Eurosystem’s open market operations and standing facilities, net lending to credit institutions (asset […]