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Sabine Lautenschläger: Interview

Ms Lautenschläger, the euro is now 20 years old. On 1 January 1999 it became legal tender for 11 out of 15 EU Member States, initially in electronic form and then as cash as of 2002. Germany has participated from the outset, alongside countries such as France and Italy. Has the euro been a success?

Results of the January 2019 euro area bank lending survey

PRESS RELEASE 22 January 2019 Credit standards – i.e. banks’ internal guidelines or loan approval criteria – for loans to enterprises remained broadly unchanged in net terms in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the January 2019 bank lending survey (BLS). Broadly unchanged credit standards for loans to enterprises (with a net percentage of…