Inflation in the 19-member eurozone rose to a two-and-half year high in November, helping to ease the pressure on the European Central Bank as it struggles to keep consumer prices in positive territory.
Eurozone inflation remained at 0.2 per cent in August, a new estimate showed Wednesday, with analysts predicting that this could put pressure on the European Central Bank to take further stimulus action as early as next week.
A coalition made up of the Human Shield party, Franak, the Youth Action and the "Let's change Croatia" party on Saturday dismissed as "manipulation and lies" media reports that the coalition wanted more money to be printed as a way of solving economic problems in the country.
Croatia was among those European Union countries that in July recorded the highest fall in consumer prices on the year, whereas prices rose mildly at the EU level, indicate figures released by Eurostat on Thursday.
Annual inflation in the eurozone remained stuck below zero for a second consecutive month in May, although the prices of goods and services declined less than before, new data released on Tuesday showed.
The eurozone's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.6 per cent in the first three months of this year, but prices of goods and services were back in decline despite efforts to boost inflation, data released on Friday showed.
The prices of goods and services in the eurozone declined by 0.2 per cent year-on-year in April, a new estimate issued Friday showed, leaving the bloc with a deflation rate for the second time this year on the back of falling energy prices.
The European Central Bank surprised markets on Thursday by cutting all three of its key interest rates as part of a bolder-than-expected package of measures to head off dangerously low inflation and fire up the sluggish eurozone economy.
Prices in the eurozone fell by 0.2 per cent year-on-year in February, a new estimate showed Monday, pushing inflation back into negative territory and making fresh action by the European Central Bank increasingly likely.
The prices of goods and services in the eurozone fell by 0.2 per cent year-on-year in February, pushing inflation back into negative territory, according to an estimate released Monday by the EU statistics agency Eurostat.
The European Union annual inflation was 0.2% in January 2016, stable compared with December, and Croatia, Bulgaria and Spain were among the countries with a mild annual price decrease, the EU statistical office Eurostat said on Thursday.
The cost of goods and services in the eurozone rose by a steady 0.2 per cent year-on-year in December, according to an estimate released Tuesday, disappointing analysts' expectations of greater price increases.