Press releases published in 2011

22/12/2011
The ECB expresses concern about the independence of the central bank of Hungary
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19/12/2011
Financial stability review – December 2011
16/12/2011
ECB announces two one-day liquidity-providing fine-tuning operations
16/12/2011
ECB publishes consolidated banking data for 2011
08/12/2011
Opinion of the ECB’s Governing Council on the appointment of a new ECB Executive Board member
08/12/2011
ECB announces measures to support bank lending and money market activity
08/12/2011
Monetary policy decisions
07/12/2011
ECB publishes structural financial indicators for 2010
02/12/2011
2nd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against counterfeiting
01/12/2011
Assessment of new direct and relayed links between securities settlement systems in the euro area
01/12/2011
Report on the results of the survey on the access to finance of small and medium-sized enterprises in the euro area – April to September 2011
30/11/2011
Coordinated central bank action 
to address pressures in global money markets
22/11/2011
Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic visits the ECB
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18/11/2011
Closing of the Cultural Days of the European Central Bank – Italy 2011
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16/11/2011
Statement by the EC, ECB and IMF on the second review mission to Portugal
14/11/2011
EURO1 Complies with CPSS Core Principles
10/11/2011
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi leaves the ECB for Harvard University
03/11/2011
ECB announces details of its new covered bond purchase programme (CBPP2)
03/11/2011
Monetary policy decisions
01/11/2011
Change of presidency of the European Central Bank
21/10/2011
Generation €uro Students’ award 
Competition for secondary school students
20/10/2011
Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on the review mission to Ireland
19/10/2011
Opening of the Cultural Days of the European Central Bank – Italy 2011
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11/10/2011
Statement by the European Commission, the ECB and IMF on the Fifth Review Mission to Greece
06/10/2011
ECB announces details of refinancing operations from October 2011 to 10 July 2012
06/10/2011
ECB announces new covered bond purchase programme
06/10/2011
Opinion of the ECB’s Governing Council on the appointment of a new ECB Executive Board member
06/10/2011
Results of the October 2011 bank lending survey for the euro area
06/10/2011
Monetary policy decisions
04/10/2011
Cultural Days of the European Central Bank – Italy 2011
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04/10/2011
ECB publishes the 2011 Structural Issues Report on “Structural features of distributive trades and their impact on prices in the euro area”
30/09/2011
Results of the Euro Money Market Survey 2011
30/09/2011
The ECB and the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina successfully complete their cooperation programme
21/09/2011
ECB publishes an updated version of the General Documentation
15/09/2011
ECB announces additional US dollar liquidity-providing operations over year-end
12/09/2011
Payment Statistics for 2010

09/09/2011
Jürgen Stark resigns from his position
08/09/2011
Monetary policy decisions
06/09/2011
Statement of the Governing Council of the ECB on the decision of the Swiss National Bank
02/09/2011
Statement by the European Commission, the ECB and IMF on the Fifth Review Mission to Greece
25/08/2011
Prolongation of swap facility agreement with the Bank of England
12/08/2011
Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on the first review mission to Portugal, 
12 August 2011
07/08/2011
Statement by the President of the ECB
04/08/2011
ECB announces details of refinancing operations with settlement in the period from 12 October 2011 to 17 January 2012
04/08/2011
Monetary policy decisions
28/07/2011
Results of the July 2011 bank lending survey for the euro area
22/07/2011
ECB’s Governing Council sets deadline for finalisation of the T2S Framework Agreement with CSDs
22/07/2011
Review of the international role of the euro
18/07/2011
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
15/07/2011
ECB welcomes the publication of the EU-wide stress test
14/07/2011
Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on the review mission to Ireland
07/07/2011
ECB announces change in eligibility of debt instruments issued or guaranteed by the Portuguese government
07/07/2011
Monetary policy decisions
29/06/2011
Prolongation of US dollar liquidity-providing operations
28/06/2011
6th High-level Seminar of Central Banks in the East Asia-Pacific Region and the Eurosystem
27/06/2011
ECB launches new monetary and financial statistics
15/06/2011
Financial Stability Review June 2011

09/06/2011
ECB announces details of refinancing operations with settlement in the period from 13 July to 11 October 2011
09/06/2011
ECB’s Governing Council adopts an opinion on the appointment of a new President
09/06/2011
Monetary policy decisions
03/06/2011
Statement by the European Commission, the ECB and the IMF on the Fourth Review Mission to Greece
03/06/2011
ECB publishes the proceedings of the Sixth ECB Central Banking Conference
20/05/2011
ECB publishes the indicative calendars for the Eurosystem’s regular tender operations in 2012 and 2013
20/05/2011
ECB publishes the indicative calendars for the reserve maintenance periods in 2012 and 2013
19/05/2011
ECB publishes TARGET Annual Report 2010: the system functioned smoothly and registered a higher turnover

13/05/2011
ECB and OeNB call for a faster implementation of the Single Euro Payments Area
06/05/2011
ECB publishes the third edition of the book "The Monetary Policy of the ECB"
05/05/2011
ECB assesses the Portuguese economic and financial adjustment programme

05/05/2011
Monetary policy decisions
02/05/2011
European Central Bank and European Commission hold joint conference to strengthen the foundations of integrated and stable financial markets
02/05/2011
ECB: challenges to financial integration in 2010
29/04/2011
ECB introduces loan-by-loan information requirements for CMBSs and SME transactions
27/04/2011
Report on the results of the survey on the access to finance of SMEs in the euro area – September 2010 to February 2011

27/04/2011
Results of the April 2011 bank lending survey for the euro area
20/04/2011
Schedules for the meetings of the Governing Council and the General Council of the ECB in 2012 and 2013

15/04/2011
Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on the first quarterly review mission to Ireland
07/04/2011
Monetary policy decisions
31/03/2011
ECB announces the suspension of the rating threshold for debt instruments of the Irish government
31/03/2011
EC, ECB and IMF welcome the Irish authorities’ banking system announcements
31/03/2011
ECB welcomes the Irish authorities’ decision to strengthen Irish banks
30/03/2011
Eurosystem and Bank of Russia conclude cooperation programme on banking supervision and internal audit
18/03/2011
ECB announces EU-funded cooperation programme with the National Bank of Serbia
18/03/2011
Statement of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
16/03/2011
ECB encourages comments on CPSS-IOSCO consultation on principles for financial market infrastructures
14/03/2011
ECB charity initiative
11/03/2011
Joint press statement by the 
European Commission and the European Central Bank on the 
Measures announced by the Portuguese government
10/03/2011
ECB publishes the findings of an independent external evaluation of the activities of its Directorate General Research
03/03/2011
Opinion of the ECB’s Governing Council on the appointment of a new ECB Executive Board member
03/03/2011
ECB announces details of refinancing operations with settlement from 13 April to 12 July 2011
03/03/2011
Annual Accounts of the European Central Bank for the year ending 31 December 2010
03/03/2011
Monetary policy decisions
17/02/2011
ECB awards contract to new construction company for remaining structural works for the double office tower
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12/02/2011
Statement by the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund on Greece’s Economic Programme
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11/02/2011
Statement by the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund on the Third Review Mission to Greece
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08/02/2011
ECB and construction company agree on execution of structural works
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04/02/2011
ECB publishes an updated version of the General Documentation

04/02/2011
Eurosystem and Bank of Russia hold sixth high-level seminar

03/02/2011
Monetary policy decisions
02/02/2011
ECB publishes book entitled “Central bank statistics: what did the financial crisis change?”
29/01/2011
Publication of the European Court of Auditors’ report on the operational efficiency of the ECB’s management for the financial year 2009 and the ECB’s reply
27/01/2011
Results of the January 2011 bank lending survey for the euro area
17/01/2011
Eesti Pank joins the central bank gold agreement
17/01/2011
biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
14/01/2011
MFI statistics 2011: the number of monetary financial institutions in the euro area and in the EU decreases further
13/01/2011
Monetary policy decisions
03/01/2011
Euro banknotes and coins have been successfully introduced in Estonia
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01/01/2011
Estonia joins the euro area