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European Union: Economy


This section includes links and information from EU agencies responsible for economic integration, monetary policy, banking, the common currency, the EU budget, and the European System of Financial Supervision. It also includes links to economic and financial statistics (not of all which are on Eurostat).

Financial Regulatory Agencies

European Banking Authority. Independent EU Authority working to ensure effective regulation across the European banking sector.

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. Support the stability of the financial system, transparency of markets and financial products, and protection of pensions.

European Securities and Market Authority

Directorate General for Internal Market and Services.  Coordinates the Commission’s policy on the European Single Market and seeks to remove barriers to trade, in particular for services and financial markets.

European Single Market. (European Commission).  Provides access to primary and secondary legislation from the EU on a wide range of financial and banking policy, including but not limited to:


European Central Bank. The ECB is the EU's central bank. The ECB is responsible for maintaining the Euro's purchasing power and price stability. See also ECB's statistical publications.

European Investment Bank. The EIB is the EU's financing institution. It raises funds for capital projects in accordance with the EU's objectives.

European Systematic Risk Board.  Union level body be established to oversee risk in the financial system as a whole, created in response to the global financial crisis.

European Investment Fund. The Fund handles venture capital and serves as the guarantees agency of the EU.

Historical Archives of the EIB at HAEU Florence.  From the European University Institute.


Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).  Investigates fraud, corruption and other illegal activities, and supports the development and implementation of anti-fraud legislation and policies.

Committee on Budgets (European Parliament)

Committee on Budgetary Control. (European Parliament).

European Court of Auditors. Agency that  audit the EU's finances including the EU's budget and policies.

Financial Programming and Budget (European Commission). Location for EU Budget and financial framework doucments. 

Economic and Monetary Agencies

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - From the European Parliament.

Economic and Financial Affairs - From the European Commission

Euro Essentials.  Background and introduction to the EU Currency.

Economic and Monetary Union, Economic and Social Cohesion Section.  From the EU Economic and Social Committee. 

Summaries of EU Legislation on Economic and Monetary Affairs -  From Eur-Lex.

The Euro.  Information on the Euro From the European Commission.