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Clear and effective communication is very important to us

Clear and effective communication is very important to us. Our monetary policy becomes more effective when our decisions are better understood. The media play an important role in this process and help keep us accountable to the European public. Among other things, journalists join our press conferences, interview policymakers and report on speeches and publications.

Press releases

Our press releases cover a wide range of topics. They announce ECB decisions and new data.

Press releases

Press conferences

After monetary policy meetings, ECB President Christine Lagarde explains the decisions taken and answers questions from journalists. These flagship events, which are also webcast live, give insights into the Governing Council’s thinking.


The ECB Blog

Our blog offers policymakers’ perspectives on recent decisions and trends related to the euro area economy and beyond. Articles are based on ECB analysis and research.

The ECB Blog

Monetary policy accounts

The accounts of policy-setting meetings include a summary of the discussions. They are an additional way to explain our actions to the people we serve. Accounts are usually published four weeks after the monetary policy meetings.

Monetary policy accounts


Executive Board members frequently give speeches in locations across Europe and the world to help you understand our policies and decisions. They also address other topics related to central banking, the financial system and the wider economy.



Media interviews allow journalists to pose questions directly to Executive Board members. We publish transcripts of these exchanges.


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The ECB Podcast brings you insights into the world of economics and central banking. It handles topics and trends that matter to the euro area economy today.

Public speaking engagements and other activities

The weekly schedule allows you to keep tabs on our upcoming publications and events, including meetings of the decision-making bodies, press conferences and public speaking engagements. The agenda is updated each Friday.

Weekly schedule
Request a speaking engagement

Would you like to invite an Executive Board member to speak at an event you are organising? Fill in the request form and we will get back to you.

Request form

Get in touch

If you are a journalist and would like to talk to us, you can get in touch with one of our press officers. We also organise journalist seminars, which provide detailed information on how the ECB works.


Other resources

Executive Board communications guidelines

Read the principles the ECB Executive Board has agreed on for communicating with the public. Our policymakers value clear, effective and timely communications.

Guiding principles


Click here for information including dates of our future press conferences, statistical releases and tender operations.

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