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30 November 2018EVENT

Instant payments are here!

Tired of waiting for your bank transfers to arrive? Running a business and wish you could receive payments sooner? We have launched TIPS, a brand new service that banks can use to give you the instant services you’re looking for.

7 December 2018SOCIAL MEDIA

We’re on Instagram!

Are you on Instagram? We’re excited to announce that we are too! Follow us at @europeancentralbank and see what we’re up to…

14/12/2018
Sabine Lautenschläger: The banking sector – where did we end up after all the reforms?
Opening statement by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, to panel 1 "After all the reforms: Where did we end up?" at the 6th Frankfurt Conference on Financial Market Policy: "European Financial Markets – Too Much Variety?" in Frankfurt, 14 December 2018
14/12/2018
Luis de Guindos: Redesigning Europe’s financial landscape
Speech by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the 6th Frankfurt Conference on Financial Market Policy, Frankfurt, 14 December 2018
13/12/2018
Mario Draghi, Luis de Guindos: Introductory statement to the press conference (with Q&A)
Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, Frankfurt am Main, 13 December 2018
07/12/2018
Benoît Cœuré: Euro Cyber Resilience Board for pan-European Financial Infrastructures
Introductory remarks by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the second meeting of the Euro Cyber Resilience Board for pan-European Financial Infrastructures, Frankfurt, 7 December 2018
30/11/2018
Yves Mersch: TIPS and the future of innovative retail payment solutions in Europe
Speech by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the TIPS launch event, Frascati (Rome), 30 November 2018
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26/11/2018
Sabine Lautenschläger: Interview with Agence France-Presse
Interview with Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Agence France-Presse on 22 November 2018 and published on 26 November 2018
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22/11/2018
Peter Praet: Interview with Handelsblatt
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Jan Mallien and Frank Wiebe on 19 November 2018 and published on 23 November 2018
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02/11/2018
Peter Praet: Interview with BdP Revista, staff magazine of Banco de Portugal
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Isabel Arriaga e Cunha on 18 June 2018 and published on 2 November 2018
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01/10/2018
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Der Tagesspiegel
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Carla Neuhaus on 19 September 2018 published on 1 October 2018
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05/09/2018
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Kathimerini
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Eirini Chrysolora and published on 5 September 2018
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11/12/2018
Regulation of the ECB of 7 December 2018 amending Regulation (EU) No 1333/2014 concerning statistics on the money markets (ECB/2018/33)
07/12/2018
Opinion on an amended proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Banking Authority) and related legal acts (CON/2018/55)
03/12/2018
Decision of the ECB of 29 November 2018 on the national central banks’ percentage shares in the key for subscription to the ECB’s capital and repealing Decision ECB/2013/28 (ECB/2018/27)
03/12/2018
Decision of the ECB of 30 November 2018 on the paying-up of the ECB’s capital by the non-euro area national central banks and repealing Decision ECB/2013/31 (ECB/2018/32)
03/12/2018
Decision of the ECB of 29 November 2018 amending Decision ECB/2010/29 on the issue of euro banknotes (ECB/2018/31)

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12 December 2018CALL FOR PROJECTS

Lamfalussy Research Fellowships

To celebrate 20 years since the euro’s introduction, we will award up to five Lamfalussy Fellowships – each worth €10,000 – to researchers who will be working on projects related to the architecture and performance of EMU in 2019.

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Civil war declaration

On April 14th and 15th, 2012 Federal Republic of Germany "_urkenstaats"s parliament, Deutscher Bundestag, received a antifiscal written civil war declaration by Federal Republic of Germany "Rechtsstaat"s electronic resistance for human rights even though the "Widerstandsfall" according to article 20 paragraph 4 of the constitution, the "Grundgesetz", had been already declared in the years 2001-03.

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Multimedia

  • Travelogue: ECB Executive Board member Benoît Cœuré visiting Vorwerk factory in Cloyes-sur-le-Loir

  • Unveiling of the New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes

  • 20 years of ESCB statistics: What's next?

  • 20th anniversary – Staff testimonials / First Day at the ECB

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking 2018

  • How are Executive Board members chosen?

  • Interview with Vítor Constâncio. ECB Vice-President (2011 – 2018)

  • Financial Stability Review - May 2018

  • Vítor Constâncio interview on the Financial Stability Review - May 2018

  • How does the euro help Europeans do business?

  • What is ethical hacking?

  • Generation €uro Students' Award 2018

  • Communications challenges for policy effectiveness, accountability and reputation

  • Meeting the #EuroVideoChallenge finalists at the award ceremony

  • What is TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS)?

  • #ECBYouthDialogue - Dublin, Ireland

  • Highlights ECB Forum on Central Banking 2017

  • #ECBYouthDialogue - Lisbon 2017

  • Interview Vítor Constâncio on Financial Stability Review

  • EU Open Days - May 2017

  • Generation €uro Students' Award 2017

  • The new €50 banknote is now in circulation

  • How quantitative easing works

  • 15 years of the euro

  • Inside the Asset Purchase Programme

  • ECB and the Eurosystem explained in 3 min.

  • ECB Press Conference - 25 October 2018

  • European Cultural Days - 25 September 2018

  • Visit of German Federal President Steinmeier to the ECB - 26 Sep 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 13 September 2018

  • New €100 & €200 - Security features

  • Estonian Art Vernissage - 27 June 2018

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking - 18/20 June 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 14 June 2018

  • EU Open Day - 5 May 2018

  • Joint Conference of the European Central Bank and the European Commission - 3 May 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 26 April 2018

  • Generation €uro Students’ Award - 10 -11 April 2018

  • Luminale: Cross Hatch - 18 March 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 8 March 2018

  • Central Bank Communications Conference - 14-15 November 2017

  • 2017 #EuroVideoChallenge Award Ceremony in Lyon - 9 November 2017

  • European Cultural Days - 26 October 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 26 October 2017

  • Inauguration ECB Visitor Centre – 4 October 2017

  • Sendung mit der Maus - 3 October 2017

  • #ECBYouthDialogue, Dublin - 22 September 2017

  • Opening of the Cyprus Contemporary Art Exhibition - 20 September 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 7 September 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 20 July 2017

  • #ECBYouthDialogue - 26 June 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking - Sintra, Portugal, 26-28 June 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 8 June 2017, Tallinn

  • EU Open Day in Brussels - 6 May 2017

  • ECB Open Day for women in technical fields - 04 May 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 27 April 2017

  • The new €50 banknote - 4 April 2017

  • Generation Euro Students' Award - 4/5 April 2017

  • Europe's digital integrated market - 31 January 2017

  • 25 November 2016 UN Orange Day

  • 17 October 2016 Cultural Days Opening Concert

  • 3 October 2016 Türen Auf!

  • Unveiling of the new €50 banknote

  • Young Economists at ECB Forum on Central Banking

  • ECB Main Building

  • Luminale 2016 - ECB's illuminated buildings

  • The international role of the euro, June 2018 - cover image

    The international role of the euro, June 2018

  • Financial integration in Europe, May 2018 - cover image

    Financial integration in Europe, May 2018

  • ECB Legal Conference 2017 - Shaping a new legal order for Europe: a tale of crises and opportunities - cover image

    ECB Legal Conference 2017 - Shaping a new legal order for Europe: a tale of crises and opportunities

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking - Investment and growth in advanced economies - cover image

    ECB Forum on Central Banking - Investment and growth in advanced economies

  • Legal framework of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks. ECB legal acts and instruments - cover image

    Legal framework of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks. ECB legal acts and instruments

  • Statistics for Economic and Monetary Union. Enhancements and new directions, 2003-12, by Peter Bull - cover image

    Statistics for Economic and Monetary Union. Enhancements and new directions, 2003-12, by Peter Bull

  • The monetary policy of the ECB - cover image

    The monetary policy of the ECB

  • The payment system – payments, securities and derivatives, and the role of the Eurosystem in this field - cover image

    The payment system – payments, securities and derivatives, and the role of the Eurosystem in this field