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22 February 2018ACCOUNTABILITY

Hearing at European Parliament on 26 February

Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, speaks before the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and answers questions from its Members.

The hearing starts at 15:00 CET.

16 February 2018SPEECH

Trade in the age of robots

The euro area benefitted from a rebound in global trade. But the age of robots may prevent the return of trade volumes to pre-crisis levels, says Executive Board member Benoît Cœuré. Europe needs policies that support and protect workers in this changing world.

22/02/2018
Yves Mersch: Reaping the benefits of payment services in a new regulatory environment
Speech by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the European Banking Federation’s Executive Committee, Frankfurt am Main, 22 February 2018
16/02/2018
Benoît Cœuré: Trade as an engine of growth: Prospects and lessons for Europe
Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, NBRM High Level International Conference on Monetary Policy and Asset Management, Skopje, 16 February 2018
15/02/2018
Sabine Lautenschläger: A stable financial system – more than the sum of its parts
Speech by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, Dutch Banking Day, Amsterdam, 15 February 2018
15/02/2018
Peter Praet: Strengthening France’s economy and the Eurozone
Presentation by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the joint French Treasury / IMF conference entitled “Transforming France’s economy and completing the integration of the Eurozone”, Paris, 15 February 2018
15/02/2018
Yves Mersch: Rencontres du Club SEPA
Speech by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, Paris, 15 February 2018
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08/02/2018
Yves Mersch: Interview with Bloomberg
Interview with Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Piotr Skolimowski and Carolynn Look on 6 February 2018
08/02/2018
Peter Praet: Q&A on Twitter
Interview on Twitter with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted and published on 08 February 2018
31/01/2018
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with RTÉ TV
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Sean Whelan on 31 January 2018
17/01/2018
Vítor Constâncio: Interview with La Repubblica
Interview with Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Tonia Mastrobuoni on 15 January and published on 17 January 2018
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30/12/2017
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Caixin Global
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Liwei Wang on 17 December and published on 30 December 2017
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22/02/2018
Consolidated balance sheet of the Eurosystem as at 31 December 2017
22/02/2018
Annual Accounts 2017
19/02/2018
Feedback statement – Responses to the public consultation on the draft European Central Bank regulation on statistical reporting requirements for pension funds
13/02/2018
Research bulletin no. 43: Bank lending under negative policy rates
09/02/2018
Statistics paper no. 27: Yield curve modelling and a conceptual framework for estimating yield curves: evidence from the European Central Bank’s yield curves
08/02/2018
Letter from the ECB President to Ms Paloma López Bermejo, MEP, on structural reforms in Spain
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08/02/2018
Letter from the ECB President to Ms Kostadinka Kuneva, MEP, on the European Court of Auditor’s report on Greece
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08/02/2018
Letter from the ECB President to Ms Eva Kaili, MEP, on the corporate sector purchase programme
08/02/2018
Letter from the ECB President to Mr Enrique Calvet Chambon, MEP, on the European financial sector
08/02/2018
Economic Bulletin Issue 1, 2018

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19/02/2018
Opinion on additional macro-prudential tools for residential mortgages (CON/2018/9)
Luxembourg, 
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16/02/2018
Decision (EU) 2018/228 of the ECB of 13 February 2018 amending Decision (EU) 2017/936 nominating heads of work units to adopt delegated fit and proper decisions (ECB/2018/6)
15/02/2018
Opinion on conferring new tasks relating to interchange fees for card-based payment transactions to the Bank of Greece (CON/2018/11)
Greece, 
14/02/2018
Opinion on the return of monetary funds to the Republic of Slovenia from designated tax havens (CON/2018/8)
Slovenia, 
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14/02/2018
Opinion on conferring new tasks relating to interchange fees for card-based payment transactions to the Central Bank of Cyprus (CON/2018/10)
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16 February 2018RESEARCH

ECB Forum – young economists wanted!

We are seeking young economists to present their research at this year’s ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra in June. PhD students are invited to apply by 26 February.

This year’s Forum focuses on price and wage setting in advanced economies.

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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.

EXPLAINER

Does the ECB make a profit?

The quick answer is: usually, yes. In 2017 the ECB made a profit of €1.3 billion. But where this money goes might come as a surprise – it can even benefit you. How? Find out here.

Interest rates

Marginal lending facility 0.25 %
Main refinancing operations (fixed rate) 0.00 %
Deposit facility − 0.40 %
Effective from 16 March 2016

Inflation rates

Full inflation chart
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Reference rates

USD US dollar 1.2312
JPY Japanese yen 132.41
GBP Pound sterling 0.88463
CHF Swiss franc 1.1551
Last update: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 Euro foreign exchange rates

Multimedia

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Luminale 2016 - ECB's illuminated buildings

  • Financial integration in Europe - cover image

    Financial integration in Europe

  • ESCB Legal Conference 2016 - cover image

    ESCB Legal Conference 2016

  • The international role of the euro, June 2016 - cover image

    The international role of the euro, June 2016

  • Conference proceedings of the ECB Forum on Central Banking, Sintra 2016: The Future of the international monetary and financial architecture - cover image

    Conference proceedings of the ECB Forum on Central Banking, Sintra 2016: The Future of the international monetary and financial architecture

  • 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