• Praet calls for complete banking union
    Interview
    Praet calls for complete banking union

    Completing the banking union in the near future is essential for a better functioning monetary union, Executive Board member Peter Praet tells Expansión. Some issues cannot be resolved overnight, but it also cannot take too many years, Mr Praet says.

  • Draghi says policy working and needs time
    Interview
    Draghi says policy working and needs time

    The ECB’s monetary policy is working, but we must be patient, President Mario Draghi tells Bild Zeitung. Interest rates will only rise once the economy is growing more strongly and inflation is closer to 2%. Low interest rates today will lead to higher rates tomorrow, Mr Draghi says.

27 April 2016PUBLICATION

Compare statistics using our new map

A new map on the “Our statistics” website makes it easy to compare euro area and national statistics. Now you can switch between three presentations of euro area statistics: trends, rankings and the map. The data are easy to download, share and embed for digital reuse.

25 April 2016CONFERENCE

What next for European financial integration?

Developing the banking union and capital markets union to spur further financial integration – this is the theme of today’s joint conference of the ECB and European Commission. The ECB will also present its annual report on Financial Integration in Europe.

28/04/2016
Statistical press release: Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional sector: 4th Quarter 2015
27/04/2016
Statistical press release: Monetary developments in the euro area
25/04/2016
Financial re-integration trend moderates, but ambitious capital markets union will boost benefits of integration
22/04/2016
Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates)
April 2016
22/04/2016
Results of the Q2 2016 ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF)
21/04/2016
ECB announces details of the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP)
21/04/2016
Monetary policy decisions
19/04/2016
Statistical press release: Euro area monthly balance of payments (February 2016)
12/04/2016
Statistical press release: Euro area securities issues statistics
11/04/2016
Statistical press release: Euro area households and non-financial corporations: 4th Quarter 2015

All press releases

26/04/2016
Vítor Constâncio:  Principles of Macroprudential Policy
Speech by Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, 
at the ECB-IMF Conference on Macroprudential Policy, 
Frankfurt am Main, 26 April 2016
25/04/2016
Yves Mersch:  Distributed ledger technology – panacea or flash in the pan?
Speech by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, 
at Deutsche Bank Transaction Bankers' Forum 2016, 
Frankfurt am Main, 25 April 2016
25/04/2016
Vítor Constâncio:  Risk Sharing and Macroprudential Policy in an Ambitious Capital Markets Union
Speech by Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, 
at the Joint conference of the European Commission and European Central Bank on European Financial Integration and Stability, 
Frankfurt am Main, 25 April 2016
25/04/2016
Peter Praet:  Presentation at Banco de España conference
Remarks by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, 
at a conference in tribute to José Luis Malo de Molina, 
Madrid, 25 April 2016
21/04/2016
Mario Draghi:  Introductory statement to the press conference (with Q&A)
Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, 
Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, 
Frankfurt am Main, 21 April 2016

All speeches

29/04/2016
Peter Praet:  Interview with Expansión
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, 
conducted by Daniel Badía González and Agustín Monzón Peña, on 25 April 2016 and published on 29 April 2016.
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28/04/2016
Mario Draghi:  Interview with Bild
Interview with Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, conducted by Kai Diekmann, Nikolaus Blome, Daniel Biskup on 25 April 2016 and published on 28 April 2016
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27/04/2016
Benoît Cœuré:  Interview with Il Sole 24 Ore
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, 
conducted by Alessandro Merli on 25 April and published on 27 April 2016
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30/03/2016
Benoît Cœuré:  Interview with Politico
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, 
conducted by Pierre Briançon on 23 March 2016, and published on 30 March 2016
18/03/2016
Peter Praet:  Interview with La Repubblica
Interview with Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Ferdinando Giugliano and Tonia Mastrobuoni on 15 March 2016 and published on 18 March 2016

All interviews

27/04/2016
Working paper no. 1899: Monetary policy according to HANK, by Greg Kaplan, Benjamin Moll, et al.
27/04/2016
Working paper no. 1898: Credit risk spillover between financials and sovereigns in the euro area during 2007-2015, by Olivier Vergote
26/04/2016
Working paper no. 1897: Restoring rational choice: The challenge of consumer financial regulation, by John Y. Campbell
26/04/2016
Working paper no. 1896: Dynamic balance sheet model with liquidity risk, by Grzegorz Hałaj
25/04/2016
Working paper no. 1895: Credit, asset prices and business cycles at the global level, by Stéphane Dées

All publications

28/04/2016
Decision (EU) 2016/661 of the ECB of 15 April 2016 on the total amount of annual supervisory fees for 2016  (ECB/2016/7)
20/04/2016
Opinion on the authenticity and fitness checking of euro banknotes and their circulation (CON/2016/25)
Italy, 
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20/04/2016
Opinion on a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 806/2014 in order to establish a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (CON/2016/26)
19/04/2016
Decision of the ECB of 18 April 2016 amending Decision (EU) 2015/774 on a secondary markets public sector asset purchase programme  (ECB/2016/8)
18/04/2016
Opinion on the auditing of Banka Slovenije’s business operations (CON/2016/24)
Slovenia, 
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All legal acts

27 April 2016CONFERENCE

Macroprudential policy in Europe and the world

The challenges, experiences and institutional structures of macroprudential policy are discussed in this policy panel. It is the final event of the first annual ECB macroprudential policy and research conference, jointly organised with the IMF.

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 icon arrow up 1.1403
JPY Japanese yen icon arrow up 122.34
GBP Pound sterling icon arrow up 0.78025
CHF Swiss franc icon arrow up 1.0984
Last update: Friday, 29 April 2016 Euro foreign exchange rates

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