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    Watch live: ECB Forum on Central Banking

    This year’s ECB Forum on Central Banking takes place between 17 and 19 June. Discussions focus on the first 20 years of European Economic and Monetary Union and the future of growth in the euro area. The live webcast will resume at 10:00 CET on Tuesday, 18 June 2019.

17 June 2019 ECONOMIC BULLETIN

Explaining euro area underlying inflation

Phillips curve models can account for much of the weak underlying inflation between 2013 and 2017. However, more recent weakness remains largely unexplained. This demonstrates the limitations of Phillips curves, highlighting the need for other, complementary approaches.

Young economists’ competition 2019
17 June 2019 #ECBFORUM

Young economists’ competition 2019

A group of young economists join our Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal, between 17 and 19 June. They will present their research to policymakers, academics and other participants, who will then vote to determine a winner.

06/06/2019
Mario Draghi, Luis de Guindos: Introductory statement to the press conference (with Q&A)
Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, Vilnius, 6 June 2019
27/05/2019
Benoît Cœuré: Payments for the people
Introductory remarks by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Chair of the CPMI, at the ‘High-level meeting on financial inclusion’, Basel, 27 May 2019
23/05/2019
Luis de Guindos: Building the EU’s capital markets: what remains to be done
Speech by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, Association for Financial Markets in Europe Conference, Supervision and Integration Opportunities for European Banking and Capital Markets, Frankfurt am Main, 23 May 2019
21/05/2019
Luis de Guindos: Global financial regulation: where next? Pending tasks for regulators and macroprudential policy makers
Speech by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, London City Week, London, 21 May 2019
16/05/2019
Benoît Cœuré: The rise of services and the transmission of monetary policy
Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the 21st Geneva Conference on the World Economy, 16 May 2019

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17/06/2019
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with the Financial Times
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Claire Jones on 12 June, and published on 17 June 2019
15/06/2019
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Corriere della Sera
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Federico Fubini on 13 June 2019
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31/05/2019
Peter Praet: Interview met De Tijd
Interview Peter Praet, Lid van de directie van de ECB, afgenomen door Peter de Groote en Wouter Vervenne op 22 mei en gepubliceerd op 1 juni 2019
31/05/2019
Peter Praet: Entretien avec L‘Echo
Entretien avec Peter Praet, membre du directoire de la BCE, accordé à Marc Lambrechts le 22 mai et publié le 1 juin 2019
08/05/2019
Benoît Cœuré: Interview with the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks
Interview with Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, published on 8 May 2019
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14/06/2019
Decision (EU) 2019/976 of the ECB of 29 May 2019 laying down the principles for defining objectives and sharing feedback in joint supervisory teams and repealing Decision (EU) 2017/274 (ECB/2019/14)
12/06/2019
Opinion on the objectives and governance of the Latvian Financial and Capital Markets Commission (CON/2019/22)
Latvia, 
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31/05/2019
Opinion on reform of the banking and financial market supervisory regime (CON/2019/21)
Austria, 
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28/05/2019
Opinion on judicial relief granted to former holders of qualified bank credit (CON/2019/20)
Slovenia, 
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21/05/2019
Opinion on the revision of the legal framework of the Portuguese financial supervisory system (CON/2019/19)
Portugal, 
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29 May 2019 INITIATIVE

ECB scholarship for women in economics

To further promote gender balance in central banking we have launched a scholarship programme to support women pursuing a Master’s degree in economics in Europe. Applications for the academic year 2019/20 are open until midnight on 19 June 2019.

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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.

Interest rates

Marginal lending facility 0.25 %
Main refinancing operations (fixed rate) 0.00 %
Deposit facility − 0.40 %
Effective from 16 March 2016

Inflation rates

Full inflation chart
Inflation dashboard

Reference rates

USD US dollar 1.1234
JPY Japanese yen 122.06
GBP Pound sterling 0.89208
CHF Swiss franc 1.1214
Last update: Monday, 17 June 2019 Euro foreign exchange rates

Multimedia

  • Download the ECB Art App

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

  • Unveiling of the New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes

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

  • 20th anniversary – Staff testimonials / First Day at the ECB

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking 2018

  • How are Executive Board members chosen?

  • Interview with Vítor Constâncio. ECB Vice-President (2011 – 2018)

  • Financial Stability Review - May 2018

  • Vítor Constâncio interview on the Financial Stability Review - May 2018

  • How does the euro help Europeans do business?

  • What is ethical hacking?

  • Generation €uro Students' Award 2018

  • Communications challenges for policy effectiveness, accountability and reputation

  • Meeting the #EuroVideoChallenge finalists at the award ceremony

  • What is TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS)?

  • #ECBYouthDialogue - Dublin, Ireland

  • Highlights ECB Forum on Central Banking 2017

  • #ECBYouthDialogue - Lisbon 2017

  • Interview Vítor Constâncio on Financial Stability Review

  • EU Open Days - May 2017

  • Generation €uro Students' Award 2017

  • The new €50 banknote is now in circulation

  • How quantitative easing works

  • 15 years of the euro

  • Inside the Asset Purchase Programme

  • ECB and the Eurosystem explained in 3 min.

  • ECB Press Conference - 25 October 2018

  • European Cultural Days - 25 September 2018

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

  • ECB Press Conference - 13 September 2018

  • New €100 & €200 - Security features

  • Estonian Art Vernissage - 27 June 2018

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

  • ECB Press Conference - 14 June 2018

  • EU Open Day - 5 May 2018

  • Joint Conference of the European Central Bank and the European Commission - 3 May 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 26 April 2018

  • Generation €uro Students’ Award - 10 -11 April 2018

  • Luminale: Cross Hatch - 18 March 2018

  • ECB Press Conference - 8 March 2018

  • Central Bank Communications Conference - 14-15 November 2017

  • 2017 #EuroVideoChallenge Award Ceremony in Lyon - 9 November 2017

  • European Cultural Days - 26 October 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 26 October 2017

  • Inauguration ECB Visitor Centre – 4 October 2017

  • Sendung mit der Maus - 3 October 2017

  • #ECBYouthDialogue, Dublin - 22 September 2017

  • Opening of the Cyprus Contemporary Art Exhibition - 20 September 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 7 September 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 20 July 2017

  • #ECBYouthDialogue - 26 June 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

  • ECB Forum on Central Banking - Sintra, Portugal, 26-28 June 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 8 June 2017, Tallinn

  • EU Open Day in Brussels - 6 May 2017

  • ECB Open Day for women in technical fields - 04 May 2017

  • ECB Press Conference - 27 April 2017

  • The new €50 banknote - 4 April 2017

  • Generation Euro Students' Award - 4/5 April 2017

  • Europe's digital integrated market - 31 January 2017

  • 25 November 2016 UN Orange Day

  • 17 October 2016 Cultural Days Opening Concert

  • 3 October 2016 Türen Auf!

  • Unveiling of the new €50 banknote

  • Young Economists at ECB Forum on Central Banking

  • ECB Main Building

  • Luminale 2016 - ECB's illuminated buildings

  • 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