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Publication of the book “Legal aspects of the European System of Central Banks”

26 October 2005

The European Central Bank (ECB) is today publishing a book entitled “Legal aspects of the European System of Central Banks”. The book contains a collection of articles on the European Union and the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), the Eurosystem, monetary law, central bank independence and central bank statutes as well as on financial law. The authors are current or former members of the Legal Committee of the ESCB (LEGCO). This book commemorates ten years of work by the Working Group of Legal Experts of the European Monetary Institute and by the LEGCO. It is dedicated to Mr Paolo Zamboni Garavelli, former Head of the Legal Department at the Banca d’Italia and member of LEGCO, who died last year.

The book can be accessed and downloaded from the ECB’s website at http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub. Hard copies can be obtained by writing to the ECB’s Press and Information Division at the address given below.

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