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Schedules for the meetings of the Governing Council and General Council of the ECB and related press conferences in 2000

17 June 1999
  1. The Governing Council has agreed that in the year 2000 its meetings shall continue to be held, as a rule, on alternate Thursdays. As in 1999, exceptions to this rule are envisaged in order to accommodate special holiday situations, namely with regard to Epiphany, Corpus Christi, the summer holiday and the New Year. It has also been agreed that, beginning in 2000, two scheduled meetings each year will be held in a venue outside Germany, but within the euro area. The schedule for the meetings of the Governing Council of the ECB in 2000 is as follows:
    5 January 2000 (Wednesday)
    20 January 2000
    3 February 2000
    17 February 2000
    2 March 2000
    16 March 2000
    30 March 2000
    13 April 2000
    27 April 2000
    11 May 2000
    25 May 2000
    8 June 2000
    21 June 2000 (Wednesday)
    6 July 2000
    20 July 2000
    3 August 2000
    31 August 2000
    14 September 2000
    5 October 2000
    19 October 2000
    2 November 2000
    16 November 2000
    30 November 2000
    14 December 2000
    4 January 2001
    18 January 2001
  2. In addition, the General Council has agreed that the current practice concerning General Council meetings is to be maintained, i.e. quarterly meetings shall be held on the same day as Governing Council meetings. The schedule for meetings of the General Council in 2000 is thus:
    2 March 2000
    8 June 2000
    14 September 2000
    14 December 2000
  3. Finally, the current regime for holding press conferences will continue, i.e. they will take place after the first Governing Council meeting each month. The schedule for press conferences in 2000 is therefore as follows:
    5 January 2000 (Wednesday)
    3 February 2000
    2 March 2000
    13 April 2000
    11 May 2000
    8 June 2000
    6 July 2000
    3 August 2000
    14 September 2000
    5 October 2000
    2 November 2000
    14 December 2000

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[Please refer to the following overview for details of the meetings and press conferences scheduled to be held in the remainder of 1999 and in the year 2000].

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