The Annual Report describes the tasks and activities of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and reports on the Eurosystem’s monetary policy. It is usually published in April of the following year and is presented by one of the ECB’s Executive Board members to the European Parliament at a public hearing.
Presentation to the European Parliament
Read Luis de Guindos' speech to the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament when presenting the Annual Report.Read the speech
Look back at what the ECB has done as well as our assessment of the economy for the last year.Read the full report
The annual accounts show our financial position and the results of our operations. They are part of our Annual Report but are published earlier, in February. Have a look at the latest and previous releases.Annual accounts
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The ECB is an independent institution which has discretion to use its intruments as necessary to carry out its tasks and fulfil its mandate. Accountability is the necessary counterpart to that independence.Accountability
The ECB President and other Executive Board members appear regularly before the European Parliament.Hearings at the European Parliament