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    Climate change: the role of a central bank

    Climate change has an impact on price stability, says President Christine Lagarde in an interview with the Financial Times. She stressed that we at the ECB will explore every avenue available to combat its effects, within our mandate.

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic
7 July 2020 INTERVIEW

Taking savers’ concerns seriously

We take the effects of our monetary policy on pension funds and savings very seriously, says Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel to the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. But interest rates are mainly driven by long-term economic and societal trends, not by central banks.

2 July 2020 SPEECH

In the spirit of European cooperation

The ECB is supporting the Deutsche Bundesbank in its cooperation with the German authorities, Executive Board member Yves Mersch tells the Salzburg Global Finance Forum. We see no obstacle to the Bundesbank continuing its purchases under the public sector purchase programme (PSPP) after 5 August.

07/07/2020
Fabio Panetta: Unleashing the euro’s untapped potential at global level
Introductory remarks by Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, Meeting with Members of the European Parliament
02/07/2020
The ECB’s monetary policy during the coronavirus crisis – necessary, suitable and proportionate
Presentation by Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Berlin Economic Roundtable, 2 July 2020
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02/07/2020
Yves Mersch: In the spirit of European cooperation
Introductory remarks by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the Salzburg Global webinar
01/07/2020
Fabio Panetta: The price of uncertainty and uncertainty about prices: monetary policy in the post-COVID-19 economy
Keynote speech by Fabio Panetta at a Capital Markets webinar organised by the European Investment Bank and the European Stability Mechanism
27/06/2020
Isabel Schnabel: The ECB’s monetary policy during the coronavirus crisis – necessary, suitable and proportionate
Speech by Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Petersberger Sommerdialog, 27 June 2020
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08/07/2020
Christine Lagarde: Interview with Financial Times
Video interview with Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, conducted by Roula Khalaf on 7 July 2020 and posted on 8 July 2020
07/07/2020
Isabel Schnabel: Interview with NRC Handelsblad
Interview with Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Mark Beunderman on 1 July 2020
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01/07/2020
Philip R. Lane: Interview with Reuters news agency
Interview with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Balázs Korányi, Francesco Canepa and Frank Siebelt
01/07/2020
Luis de Guindos: Interview with La Stampa
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Marco Zatterin on 26 June 2020 and published on 1 July 2020
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22/06/2020
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Der Spiegel
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Tim Bartz and Stefan Kaiser on 15 June and published on 22 June 2020
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1 July 2020 SPEECH

Monetary policy in the post-coronavirus economy

Downside risks are prominent, but a pre-emptive and decisive policy response has put us in a much better position to avoid more severe scenarios, said Executive Board member Fabio Panetta at the Capital Markets webinar organised by the EIB and the ESM.

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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

Banks in the coronavirus crisis

What challenges does the coronavirus pandemic pose for banks? What role can they play in helping the economy deal with this crisis? Our host Michael Steen discusses these questions and more with ECB Supervisory Board Chair Andrea Enria.

Interest rates

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

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USD US dollar 1.1286
JPY Japanese yen 121.39
GBP Pound sterling 0.89923
CHF Swiss franc 1.0624
Last update: Wednesday, 08 July 2020 Euro foreign exchange rates

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