30 March 2020 INTERVIEW

ECB committed to supporting all euro area economies

The ECB is playing a key role in supporting euro area countries in this unprecedented situation, says Vice-President Luis de Guindos. The ECB’s measures aim to ease financing conditions and avoid fragmentation in the euro area.

26 March 2020 ECONOMIC BULLETIN

ECB publishes Economic Bulletin
Issue 2, 2020

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.

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

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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19/03/2020
Fabio Panetta: Interview with TG1
Interview with Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Gennaro Pellino on 19 March 2020
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18/03/2020
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Radio Nacional
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Iñigo Alfonso on 18 March 2020
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All interviews

27/03/2020
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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25/03/2020
Decision (EU) 2020/441 of the ECB of 24 March 2020 amending Decision (EU) 2016/948 of the ECB on the implementation of the corporate sector purchase programme (ECB/2020/18)
25/03/2020
Decision (EU) 2020/440 of the ECB of 24 March 2020 on a temporary pandemic emergency purchase programme  (ECB/2020/17)
25/03/2020
Decision ECB/2010/14. Unofficial consolidated text produced by the Publications Office of the European Union

All legal acts

26 March 2020 PUBLICATION

Household Finance and Consumption Survey results – 2017 wave

Euro area households’ net wealth remained broadly unchanged from 2014 while their gross income increased, the third Household Finance and Consumption Survey reveals. Household indebtedness decreased and debt servicing costs eased, in particular for poorer households.

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

Full inflation chart
Inflation dashboard

Reference rates

USD US dollar 1.1034
JPY Japanese yen 119.34
GBP Pound sterling 0.88900
CHF Swiss franc 1.0571
Last update: Monday, 30 March 2020 Euro foreign exchange rates

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