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    Recognising commitment to European unity

    There are few who have done so much for Europe as Wolfgang Schäuble, says ECB President Christine Lagarde at an event in his honour in Berlin. He has reminded us to be confident in the resilience of our democratic institutions.

31 October 2019 PODCAST

Inflation: on porridge, prices and the new normal

What do porridge and prices have in common? How do music and video streaming affect inflation? Our host, Michael Steen, talks about these questions and more with expert guests Philip R. Lane, Christiane Nickel and Frank Smets. Listen, subscribe and let us know what you think!

7 November 2019 ECONOMIC BULLETIN

ECB publishes Economic Bulletin
Issue 7, 2019

The Economic Bulletin presents the economic and monetary information which forms the basis for the Governing Council’s policy decisions.

It is released eight times a year, two weeks after each monetary policy meeting.

12/11/2019
Yves Mersch: International trends in central bank independence: the ECB’s perspective
Remarks by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, Roundtable Discussion on Central Bank Independence
12/11/2019
Benoît Cœuré: A tale of two money markets: fragmentation or concentration
Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the ECB workshop on money markets, monetary policy implementation and central bank balance sheets
11/11/2019
Yves Mersch: Opening remarks
Opening remarks by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the “Getting to know the EU Institutions and Organisations in Luxembourg” event
06/11/2019
Luis de Guindos: Welcome remarks
Remarks by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the ECB Forum on Banking Supervision, Frankfurt am Main, 6 November 2019
04/11/2019
Christine Lagarde: Laudatory speech
Laudatory speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, for Dr Wolfgang Schäuble at the VdZ Publishers’ Night, Berlin, 4 November 2019
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12/11/2019
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Börsen-Zeitung
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Mark Schrörs and Detlef Fechtner on 5 November 2019 and published on 12 November
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26/10/2019
Luis de Guindos: Interview with El País
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Luis Doncel on 11 October 2019
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17/10/2019
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with Bloomberg
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Jana Randow and Piotr Skolimowski on 10 October and published on 17 October 2019
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
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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11/11/2019
Opinion on the security of network and information systems (CON/2019/38)
Spain, 
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05/11/2019
Decision (EU) 2019/1848 of the ECB of 29 October 2019 amending Decision ECB/2007/7 concerning the terms and conditions of TARGET2-ECB  (ECB/2019/32)
31/10/2019
Opinion on a proposal for a regulation on a governance framework for the budgetary instrument for convergence and competitiveness for the euro area  (CON/2019/37)
25/10/2019
Opinion on amendments to the Law on Latvijas Banka (CON/2019/36)
Latvia, 
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23/10/2019
Opinion on a Council recommendation on the appointment of a member of the Executive Board of the ECB (CON/2019/35)

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1 November 2019 EVENT

Welcome, President Christine Lagarde

We welcome Christine Lagarde as the new ECB President. We wish her all the best for her eight-year term of office.

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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.

EVENT

Generation €uro Students’ Award

Registration for the 2019-20 edition of the Generation €uro Students’ Award is now open. Secondary school students in 12 euro area countries can take part to win a trip to the ECB in Frankfurt.

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 1.1006
JPY Japanese yen 119.79
GBP Pound sterling 0.85760
CHF Swiss franc 1.0894
Last update: Wednesday, 13 November 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?

  • ECB Press Conference - 24 October 2019

  • European Cultural Days of the ECB: Museumssalon - October 23 2019

  • European Cultural Days -10 October 2019

  • Sendung mit der Maus Tag der offenen Tür - 3 October 2019

  • ECB Press Conference – 12 September 2019

  • 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

  • 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