The annual accounts of the ECB reflect the financial position and results of the ECB’s operations at year-end. They comprise the management report, the financial statements (i.e. the Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account, a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes), the independent auditor’s report and the note on profit distribution/allocation of losses.
The financial statements are prepared in accordance with the accounting policies laid down in the relevant legislation and are specific to the European System of Central Banks and the ECB. Read more about the production of the ECB's financial statements.
The annual accounts are an integral part of the ECB’s Annual Report. They are published in February, ahead of the respective Annual Report.
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