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23 June 2017PRESS RELEASE

ECB recommends amending Article 22 of its Statute

Amending Article 22 of the Statute of the ESCB and of the ECB would provide the Eurosystem with the legal basis to carry out its role as a central bank of issue under the Commission’s legislative proposals for clearing houses.

22 June 2017ECONOMIC BULLETIN

ECB publishes Economic Bulletin
Issue 4, 2017

The Economic Bulletin presents the economic and monetary information which forms the basis for the Governing Council’s policy decisions.

It is released eight times a year, two weeks after each monetary policy meeting.

20/06/2017
Benoît Cœuré: European CCPs after Brexit
Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Global Financial Markets Association, Frankfurt am Main, 20 June 2017
19/06/2017
Benoît Cœuré: Introductory remarks
Remarks by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the High-Level Meeting on Cyber Resilience, Frankfurt am Main, 19 June 2017
19/06/2017
Sabine Lautenschläger: Cyber resilience – A banking supervisor’s view
Statement by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the High-Level Meeting on Cyber Resilience, Frankfurt am Main, 19 June 2017
14/06/2017
Vítor Constâncio: Challenges faced by the European banking sector
Speech by Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB at the Risk & Supervision 2017 Conference organised by Associazione Bancaria Italiana, Rome, 14 June 2017
13/06/2017
Sabine Lautenschläger: Supervising banks - Four priorities
Statement by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the International Monetary Conference, London, 13 June 2017

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22/06/2017
Peter Praet: Interview with Der Spiegel
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Stefan Kaiser on 19 June 2017 and published on 22 June 2017
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12/06/2017
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Bloomberg
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Francine Lacqua on 12 June 2017
23/05/2017
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with L’Obs
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Sophie Fay and Pascal Riché on 15 May, and published on 23 May 2017
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18/05/2017
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Reuters
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Balasz Koranyi and Francesco Canepa, on 17 May 2017, published on 18 May 2017
11/05/2017
Peter Praet: Interview with Peter Praet for Trends/Tendances
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Daan Killemaes and Jasper Vekeman on 4 May 2017 and published on 11 May 2017
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23/06/2017
Recommendation for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Article 22 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the ECB (ECB/2017/18)
23/06/2017
Opinion on a law on the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development (CON/2017/26)
Austria, 
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16/06/2017
Opinion on the ownership of a special purpose entity for manufacturing euro banknotes (CON/2017/25)
Spain, 
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12/06/2017
Opinion on the auditing of Banka Slovenije’s business operations (CON/2017/24)
Slovenia, 
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08/06/2017
Opinion on a new category of debt instruments, new macroprudential tool, the creation of a new category of settlement institution and the exclusion of set-off rights (CON/2017/23)
Belgium, 

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23 June 2017STATISTICS

Insights into euro area bank loan statistics

The latest version of the ECB’s “insight into euro area statistics” focuses on the growth of bank loans to euro area corporates and the loan-to-deposit ratio.

EXPLAINER

What is money?

Euro banknotes and coins are money but so is the balance on a bank account. What actually is money? How is it created and what is the ECB’s role?

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
Inflation dashboard

Reference rates

USD US dollar 1.1187
JPY Japanese yen 124.93
GBP Pound sterling 0.87830
CHF Swiss franc 1.0881
Last update: Monday, 26 June 2017 Euro foreign exchange rates

Multimedia

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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

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  • 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