• THE ECB BLOG
    The ECB’s commercial paper purchases

    Commercial paper purchases are key for monetary policy transmission to the real economy, explain Vice-President Luis de Guindos and Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel in The ECB Blog. They ease financing conditions for firms and help them manage short-term funding needs.

7 April 2020 PRESS RELEASE

ECB announces temporary collateral easing measures

The ECB has adopted unprecedented collateral measures to mitigate the tightening of financial conditions and support lending to the euro area economy. They complement recent measures such as the Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

3 April 2020 PRESS RELEASE

Sweden to join instant payments settlement platform

The ECB has concluded an agreement with Sveriges Riksbank that will give Sweden access to the Eurosystem’s TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) platform. In addition to euro payments, TIPS will process electronic payments made in Swedish krona in real time as of May 2022.

12/03/2020
Christine Lagarde, Luis de Guindos: Introductory statement to the press conference (with Q&A)
Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, Frankfurt am Main, 12 March 2020
02/03/2020
Luis de Guindos: Remarks at the European Economics and Financial Centre
Remarks by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the European Economics and Financial Centre
27/02/2020
Philip R. Lane: Monetary policy, low interest rates and low inflation
Dinner remarks by Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Centre for European Reform
27/02/2020
Isabel Schnabel: How long is the medium term? Monetary policy in a low inflation environment
Speech by Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Barclays International Monetary Policy Forum
27/02/2020
Christine Lagarde: Climate change and the financial sector
Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the launch of the COP 26 Private Finance Agenda

All speeches

08/04/2020
Christine Lagarde: Entretien avec Le Parisien
Entretien accordé par Christine Lagarde, Présidente de la BCE, à Matthieu Pelloli
04/04/2020
Isabel Schnabel: Interview with To Vima
Interview with Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Angelos Athanasopoulos and published on 4 April 2020
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30/03/2020
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Cadena COPE
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Carlos Herrera on 30 March 2020
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21/03/2020
Isabel Schnabel: Interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Interview with Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Patrick Bernau and Dennis Kremer
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20/03/2020
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Telediario 2, Televisión Española
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Carlos Franganillo on 19 March 2020
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07/04/2020
Guideline of the ECB of 7 April 2020 amending Guideline ECB/2014/31 on additional temporary measures relating to Eurosystem refinancing operations and eligibility of collateral  (ECB/2020/21)
07/04/2020
Decision of the ECB of 7 April 2020 amending Guideline (EU) 2015/510 on the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy framework and Guideline (EU) 2016/65 on the valuation haircuts applied in the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy framework (ECB/2020/20)
30/03/2020
Opinion on the provision of emergency liquidity assistance by Lietuvos bankas (CON/2020/11)
Lithuania, 
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30/03/2020
Recommendation of the ECB of 27 March 2020 on dividend distributions during the COVID-19 pandemic and repealing Recommendation (ECB/2020/1)  (ECB/2020/19)
25/03/2020
Opinion on close cooperation between the ECB and Hrvatska narodna banka (HNB) within the Single Supervisory Mechanism, and on the macroprudential mandate and tools of HNB (CON/2020/10)
Croatia, 
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4 April 2020 INTERVIEW

ECB supports euro area through historic crisis

Mitigating the negative economic effects of the pandemic in all euro area countries and supporting the recovery makes the whole of Europe stronger, says Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel to Greek newspaper To Vima. The PEPP is the right instrument to counter the current crisis.

THE ECB BLOG

The Monetary Policy Package: An Analytical Framework

We will not tolerate any risks to the smooth transmission of our monetary policy in all jurisdictions of the euro area, Executive Board member Philip R. Lane writes in the inaugural post of The ECB Blog. The post explains the analytical framework underlying the March monetary policy measures.

Interest rates

Marginal lending facility 0.25 %
Main refinancing operations (fixed rate) 0.00 %
Deposit facility − 0.50 %
Effective from 18 September 2019

Inflation rates

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Reference rates

USD US dollar 1.0871
JPY Japanese yen 118.36
GBP Pound sterling 0.87948
CHF Swiss franc 1.0557
Last update: Wednesday, 08 April 2020 Euro foreign exchange rates

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