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ECB publishes guiding principles for speeches and meetings

6 October 2015
  • Principles concern Executive Board member meetings and speaking engagements
  • Principles underscore ECB commitment to transparent two-way communication

The European Central Bank (ECB) today publishes a document outlining the guiding principles followed by its Executive Board members when communicating with private, academic or civil society representatives.

The document, published on the ECB website, sets out three principles that show how the ECB safeguards transparent two-way communication between policy-makers and the general public as well as specialist audiences. The principles enshrine the ECB’s approach to ensuring that financial market-sensitive information is not disclosed to select groups. They also take into account the need for Executive Board members to have regular interactions with a wide range of counterparts in order to understand the dynamics of the economy and financial markets, and formulate good policy.

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