Euro area monthly balance of payments: August 2021

Current account recorded €13 billion surplus in August 2021, down from €23 billion in previous month Current account surplus amounted to €328 billion (2.8% of euro area GDP) in 12 months to August 2021, up from €176 billion (1.5%) one year earlier In financial account, euro area residents’ net acquisitions of non-euro area portfolio investment securities totalled €942 […]

Migratory situation at EU’s borders in September: Increase on the Central Mediterranean and Western Balkan routes

The number of illegal border crossings at EU’s external borders in the first nine months of 2021 rose 68% to 133 900*, according to preliminary calculations. This is 47% more than in 2019 before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic when the number of illegal border crossings amounted to 91 000.