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12th Aug 2020

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EU commission to publish economic forecast on 7 May

The EU Commission will publish its spring economic forecast on 7 May, economy commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said Monday, in an important guide to how deep the EU executive thinks the bloc's recession will be due to the pandemic. The coronavirus crisis "dramatically changed the economic outlook", and a "deep recession this year in Europe is unavoidable", Gentiloni added.

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