The European Central Bank (ECB) has issued a stark warning on the involvement of Big Tech firms in cryptocurrency projects, cautioning that such moves could jeopardise privacy, create further risks to competition and even "endanger monetary sovereignty".
The European Central Bank will decide in spring, most likely in April, whether to move ahead with the preparatory work to launch a digital euro, a complex project that would facilitate payments but could also shake the foundations of the financial system.
The ECB said on Thursday (21 January) that it would not use its €1,850 trillion pandemic bond-buying programme in full if governments and companies can be financed in favourable conditions, signalling a possible tightening of its monetary stimulus in the future.
The European Central Bank increased on Thursday its monetary stimulus by €500 billion against the fallout of the pandemic measures as the risk of a double-dip recession in the euro area lingers and the uncertainty surrounding the recovery remains.
The COVID pandemic is putting pressure on the sustainability of some European economies, prompting some to argue that economic growth and monetary support from the European Central Bank will not be sufficient and that public debt should be renegotiated.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said on Thursday (19 November) that the institution will act "with determination” against the second wave of the pandemic, ahead of the new monetary stimulus she is expected to announce in December.
European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde warned governments on Monday (12 October) against pulling pandemic support schemes too quickly as eurozone economies struggle to recover from the coronavirus crisis.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde voiced hope on Thursday (10 September) that EU-UK negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal will lead to a positive outcome, in spite of the “negotiation posturing” seen in recent days.
The European Central Bank is committed to supporting the euro zone's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, using its massive bond purchases as its main tool, chief economist Philip Lane said on Tuesday (4 August).
The European Central Bank (ECB) has met the principle of proportionality with its flagship stimulus programme, Germany's finance minister and lawmakers said, ending a legal conflict that threatened to undermine central bank policy.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde called on member states on Monday (8 June) to urgently adopt the EU recovery plan, saying any delay could create “negative spillovers” in the markets and increase the costs of overcoming the recession.
The European Central Bank announced on Thursday (4 June) that it will add €600 billion to its €750 billion bond-buying response against the coronavirus, in its first governing council meeting after Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled against the bank's asset-purchasing programme.
The €240 billion in ‘cheap’ loans for countries affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 will be available as from 15 May, 15 days ahead of the expected date, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) chief, Klaus Regling, said on Friday (8 May).
The European Court of Justice is the only legal body able to determine if an EU institution violated bloc law, the Luxembourg-based tribunal said on Friday (8 May), as the fallout from the German Constitutional Court's European Central Bank ruling continued.
European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde has responded to a recent German court ruling that challenged the bank's authority by saying the ECB is an independent institution, accountable to the European Parliament, that will continue to do whatever it takes to deliver its mandate.
The Eurogroup will discuss on Friday (8 May) the German Constitutional Court's controversial ruling on the European Central Bank's critical bond-buying programme but will not take a position, according to EU sources.
Germany’s central bank (Bundesbank) should suspend the implementation of the European Central Bank's critical bond-buying programme unless the ECB proves the proportionality of its monetary stimulus, aimed at shoring up the eurozone's economies, Germany's Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday (5 May).
The ECB is ready to increase its €750 billion bond-buying programme to cope with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, as the eurozone economy could fall by 12% this year, its president Christine Lagarde said on Thursday (30 April).
The European Central Bank could reiterate Thursday (30 April) its power to do more still to cushion the eurozone economy from the impact of the novel coronavirus, analysts said, while maintaining pressure on governments to agree a joint response.
The European Central Bank has launched a series of never-before-seen measures to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic but it looks set to reaffirm Thursday (30 April) it will do more still, even if some of the options appear limited.
Global stock markets pushed higher Friday (20 March) at the end of another volatile week, as weary investors welcomed a worldwide fightback against the coronavirus fallout by governments and central banks. In the eurozone, markets jumped after the European Central...