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The euro area economy grew by 2.5% in 2017 and by the end of the year had recorded 18 straight quarters of growth, our Annual Report shows. Employment rose to its highest level ever in 2017 and inflation recovered from its past lows, but domestic price pressures remained muted.
Public consultation on cyber resilience
Interested parties are invited to comment on draft cyber resilience oversight expectations for financial market infrastructures. The draft document outlines the ECBвЂ™s expectations in terms of cyber resilience, based on existing global guidance.
The consultation runs until 5 June 2018.
Economic developments in the euro area
Economic growth has boosted employment levels and easy financing conditions have helped firms and customers, says Executive Board member Peter Praet. This growth shows that our monetary policy is helping inflation return to a rate below, but close to, 2% over the medium term.