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On 22 January 2015, the ECB announced an expanded asset purchase programme.
This programme adds the purchase of sovereign bonds to the ECB's existing private sector asset purchase programmes to address the risks of a too prolonged period of low inflation.
The accession of Lithuania to the euro area on 1 January 2015 triggered a system under which National Central Bank Governors take turns holding voting rights on the Governing Council.
In this text, the ECB answers some frequently asked questions on how the system works and why it exists.
The Weekly Schedule announces all publications and events (meetings of the decision-making bodies, press conferences, speeches of the ECB in the European Parliament, public speaking engagements and other).
This agenda is updated each Friday at 5.00 PM CET.
As a general rule, the consolidated weekly financial statements of the Eurosystem are published on a Tuesday (i.e. on the second business day following the statement date), and they relate to the preceding Friday.
The ECB announces MID, a pull dissemination channel for automatic consumption of information and data, privileging structured information, and suitable for automatic processing.
Press releases, speeches and interviews related to banking supervision can be found on