May 30, 2017 - In statements made by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, he believes that "the economic upswing is becoming increasingly solid and continues to broaden across sectors and countries. Real GDP in the euro area has expanded for 16 consecutive quarters, growing by 1.7% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2017. Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level since 2009. Consumer and business sentiment has risen to a six-year high, supporting expectations of a further strengthening of growth in the coming months.... downside risks to the growth outlook are further diminishing, and some of the tail risks we were facing at the end of last year have receded measurably."
European Central Bank - Press Review: Introductory statement of Mario Draghi at the ECON Committee of the European Parliament
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:23.