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    Policymaking, responsibility and uncertainty

    Policymakers often take decisions in an environment of uncertainty, where outcomes are rarely known, says President Mario Draghi. Accepting an Honorary Doctorate in Milan, Mr Draghi explains that knowledge, courage and humility have, throughout history, always proven their value.

14 October 2019 RESEARCH

Gender promotion gap closing at the ECB

The measures we took in 2010 to support gender balance are helping to close the gender promotion gap at the ECB, the latest Research Bulletin shows. Yet a lot remains to be done: women are still less likely than men to apply for promotion and are still under-represented in top positions.

10 October 2019 ACCOUNT

Account of the September monetary policy meeting

All Governing Council members agreed on the need to act to meet the price stability objective in a sustained way. A clear majority supported the proposed measures as a powerful package to provide more stimulus.

11/10/2019
Luis de Guindos: Gabriel Zucman’s contribution to research on wealth inequality and the redistributive effects on globalization
Remarks by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, on the occasion of the award of the Bernácer Prize to Professor Gabriel Zucman
11/10/2019
Mario Draghi: Policymaking, responsibility and uncertainty
Acceptance speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, for the Laurea Honoris Causa from the Università Cattolica
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03/10/2019
Luis de Guindos: Improving macroeconomic stabilisation in the euro area
Speech by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the Global Interdependence Center Central Banking Series conference
02/10/2019
Luis de Guindos: Key vulnerabilities for euro area financial stability
Remarks by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the meeting of the Financial Stability Contact Group
01/10/2019
Mario Draghi: Stabilisation policies in a monetary union
Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, at the Academy of Athens
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09/10/2019
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Market News
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Luke Heighton on 7 October, and published on 9 October 2019
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30/09/2019
Philip R. Lane: Q&A with Reuters
Q&A with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Daniel Burns on 27 September 2019 at Reuters Newsmaker in New York
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30/09/2019
Mario Draghi: Interview with Financial Times
Interview with Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, conducted by Lionel Barber and Claire Jones on 25 June and 20 September, and published on 30 September 2019
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26/09/2019
Philip R. Lane: Interview with Handelsblatt
Interview with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Jan Mallien and Frank Wiebe on 24 September 2019
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19/09/2019
Philip R. Lane: Q&A with Bloomberg
Q&A with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Stephanie Flanders on 16 September 2019 at Bloomberg in London
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16/10/2019
Decision of the ECB of 15 October 2019 on the remuneration of holdings of excess reserves and of certain deposits (recast)  (ECB/2019/31)
30/09/2019
Regulation (EU) 2019/XXX of the ECB of 27 September 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 1333/2014 concerning statistics on the money markets  (ECB/2019/29)
27/09/2019
Opinion on additional macroprudential tools for residential mortgages (CON/2019/34)
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23/09/2019
Opinion on the protection of the euro against counterfeiting and on the authentication of euro coins  (CON/2019/33)
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16/09/2019
Decision (EU) 2019/1558 of the ECB of 12 September 2019 amending Decision (EU) 2019/1311 on a third series of targeted longer-term refinancing operations (ECB/2019/28)

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14 October 2019 CONFERENCE

Gender and career progression

The latest research on the gender gap in economics will be showcased at this event. A panel discussion will feature representatives from key economics associations – this and speeches by Iris Bohnet (Harvard) and Andy Haldane (Bank of England) will be streamed live on the day.

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Civil war declaration

On April 14th and 15th, 2012 Federal Republic of Germany "_urkenstaats"s parliament, Deutscher Bundestag, received a antifiscal written civil war declaration by Federal Republic of Germany "Rechtsstaat"s electronic resistance for human rights even though the "Widerstandsfall" according to article 20 paragraph 4 of the constitution, the "Grundgesetz", had been already declared in the years 2001-03.

PODCAST

The ECB Podcast is here!

Innovation in payments, crypto-assets and blockchain are among the topics covered in the first episode. Our host, Michael Steen, is joined by special guests Dirk Bullmann, Maria Teresa Chimienti and ECB Executive Board member Benoît Cœuré. Listen, subscribe and let us know what you think.

Interest rates

Marginal lending facility 0.25 %
Main refinancing operations (fixed rate) 0.00 %
Deposit facility − 0.50 %
Effective from 18 September 2019

Inflation rates

Full inflation chart
Inflation dashboard

Reference rates

USD US dollar 1.1007
JPY Japanese yen 119.23
GBP Pound sterling 0.87058
CHF Swiss franc 1.0977
Last update: Tuesday, 15 October 2019 Euro foreign exchange rates

Multimedia

  • ECB Press Conference - 12 September 2019

    ECB Press Conference - 12 September 2019

  • ECB Interview with Cornelia Holthausen

    ECB Interview with Cornelia Holthausen

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking 2019

    ECB Forum on Central Banking 2019

  • Christine Lagarde: 8th ECB CESEE - Keynote speech

    Christine Lagarde: 8th ECB CESEE - Keynote speech

  • Download the ECB Art App

    Download the ECB Art App

  • Travelogue: ECB Executive Board member Benoît Cœuré visiting Vorwerk factory in Cloyes-sur-le-Loir

    Travelogue: ECB Executive Board member Benoît Cœuré visiting Vorwerk factory in Cloyes-sur-le-Loir

  • Euro Banknotes – Our Money, Our Journey

    Euro Banknotes – Our Money, Our Journey

  • Unveiling of the New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes

    Unveiling of the New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes

  • 20 years of ESCB statistics: What's next?

    20 years of ESCB statistics: What's next?

  • How are Executive Board members chosen?

    How are Executive Board members chosen?

  • European Cultural Days - 22 August 2019

  • ECB Press Conference – 25 July 2019

  • Opening of the Croatian Art Exhibition

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking 2019

  • ECB Youth Dialogue with Benoît Cœuré, Milan

  • Model European Council - 28 & 29 March 2019

  • Visit of German Federal President Steinmeier to the ECB - 26 Sep 2018

  • New €100 & €200 - Security features

  • Estonian Art Vernissage - 27 June 2018

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking - 18/20 June 2018

  • The international role of the euro, June 2018 - cover image

    The international role of the euro, June 2018

  • Financial integration in Europe, May 2018 - cover image

    Financial integration in Europe, May 2018

  • Price and wage-setting in advanced economies - cover image

    Price and wage-setting in advanced economies

  • ESCB Legal Conference 2018 - cover image

    ESCB Legal Conference 2018

  • Legal framework of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks. ECB legal acts and instruments - cover image

    Legal framework of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks. ECB legal acts and instruments

  • Statistics for Economic and Monetary Union. Enhancements and new directions, 2003-12, by Peter Bull - cover image

    Statistics for Economic and Monetary Union. Enhancements and new directions, 2003-12, by Peter Bull

  • The monetary policy of the ECB - cover image

    The monetary policy of the ECB

  • The payment system – payments, securities and derivatives, and the role of the Eurosystem in this field - cover image

    The payment system – payments, securities and derivatives, and the role of the Eurosystem in this field