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Governing Council decisions

The Governing Council, the main decision-making body of the ECB, usually meets every two weeks. Every six weeks, it takes its monetary policy decision, i.e. setting the key interest rates for the euro area. At the other meetings, the Governing Council takes decisions related to other tasks, such as payment systems, financial stability, statistics, banknotes, legal affairs, and banking supervision.

Monetary policy decisions

The ECB’s monetary policy decisions are published in a press release at 14:15 CET on the day of the Governing Council monetary policy meeting.

Monetary policy decisions Monetary policy statements and transcripts of Q&A

Accounts

The ECB publishes an account of the Governing Council’s monetary policy discussions four weeks after each monetary policy meeting to make the rationale behind the decisions transparent

Monetary policy accounts

Other decisions

Decisions on topics other than monetary policy are published in a press release at 15:00 CET on the Friday immediately after the last Governing Council meeting of a given calendar month.

Other decisions
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When are the next meetings?

Calendar of Governing Council meetings

WWhat kind of decisions are taken?

Background on monetary policy decisions

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