To mirror the six-week cycle for the Governing Council’s monetary policy meetings, the ECB has launched a new publication, the Economic Bulletin, which replaced the ECB Monthly Bulletin at the beginning of 2015.
It is published two weeks after each monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council.
Next publication: Issue 02/2015 on Thursday, 19 March 2015 at 10:00
For more background see the decision taken by the Governing Council on 19 December 2014.
With the Monthly Bulletin the ECB meets its legal requirement to publish reports on the activities of the ESCB at least every quarter (as per Article 15.1 of the Statute of the ESCB). The Bulletin is published one week after the monthly meeting in which the Governing Council of the ECB takes its monetary policy decision. It explains this decision and makes it more transparent by providing a detailed analysis of the current economic situation and risks to price stability.
The Editorial summarises the Governing Council's assessment of present data. To a large extent, the Editorial contains the same information as the Introductory Statement given at the press conference where the monetary policy decision is announced.The part “Economic and Monetary Developments” includes information on: