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Global Europe 19-06-2019

Draghi brushes off Trump accusation of currency manipulation

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said Tuesday (18 June) that the institution “doesn’t target the exchange rate”, shrugging off an allegation of currency manipulation from US President Donald Trump. “We have our remit. We have our mandate. Our mandate...
Economy & Jobs 13-12-2018

End of an era as ECB shelves quantitative easing program

A chapter of eurozone history will come to a close Thursday (13 December), with the European Central Bank widely expected to withdraw a key element of support for the economy while reassuring observers fearful of the growing risks.
Economy & Jobs 26-10-2017

ECB to chart end to easy money

European Central Bank governors are expected on Thursday (26 October) to begin weaning the eurozone off the high doses of support they prescribed in recent years but they remain far away from reaching their elusive inflation target.

Climate change is everyone’s business – the ECB is no exception

Whilst the European Union is firmly committed to joining the fight against climate change and developing sustainable finance, the significance of the role the European Central Bank can play is being overlooked, write Ludovic Suttor-Sorel and Frank van Lerven.
Climate change 08-06-2017

Fighting climate change needs green investment to go mainstream

Ad hoc measures won’t be enough to fight climate change. The EU needs to step up and the ECB should start pumping some of its €60 billion monthly investments into green projects, insists MEP Neena Gill.
Economy & Jobs 08-06-2017

ECB to keep taps open as economic outlook uncertain

The European Central Bank is likely to keep the money taps fully open at its meeting today (8 June) as inflation remains below its target despite stronger economic growth in the eurozone.
Economic governance 11-04-2017

ECB hails 2016 as best post-crisis year

The European Central Bank judged yesterday (10 April) that it had a successful 2016, claiming in its annual report that it had nurtured economic recovery and that it was the eurozone’s most successful post-crisis year.
Banking union 23-02-2017

HSBC prepares for Brexit, ECB bond programme pays off

British multinational bank HSBC could transfer 1,000 of its employees from London to Paris within the next two years. Meanwhile, the European Central Bank’s bond-buying programmes continue to impress. EURACTIV’s partner Milano Finanza reports.
Euro & Finance 02-02-2017

ECB’s monetary policy under attack, Brexit scavengers continue to circle UK

The European Central Bank (ECB) is under increasing pressure to exit its loose monetary policy but the Frankfurt bank remains unconvinced by inflation growth. The institution is also looking into cross-border bank mergers, as the rest of Europe eyes the UK's post-Brexit scraps.

Euro & Finance 25-01-2017

Cracks appear in ECB united front as top banker goes off message

The European Central Bank (ECB) could soon start planning an exit from its unprecedented stimulus programme, one of its executive board members said yesterday (24 January), in a rare public discussion about ending its asset buying scheme.
Euro & Finance 20-01-2017

ECB unconvinced by inflation increase, monetary policy unchanged

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi yesterday (19 January) announced the institution’s monetary policy would remain unchanged and asked for more patience as the economic recovery continues. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Euro & Finance 13-01-2017

ECB takes flak from Berlusconi and Schäuble

The European Central Bank faced a multi-pronged assault today (13 January) as former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berluscon was revealed to have filed a case against the bank and Germany’s finance minister told it how to do its job.
Climate change 21-12-2016

Is the ECB really derailing climate policy?

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) recently accused the European Central Bank of subsidising fossil fuels through quantitative easing. The news got a lot of attention but the NGO’s analysis was misleading, writes Claudio Baccianti.
Jens Weidmann
Euro & Finance 16-12-2016

Bundesbank chief: Don’t politicise monetary policy

The European Central Bank must stick to its price stability mandate and not be swayed by politics, Germany's top central banker said Friday (16 December), warning against extending loose monetary policy for too long.
Euro & Finance 21-11-2016

ECB chief outlines three risks still facing Eurozone recovery

The profitability of European banks, weak inflation and the recovery's dependence on accommodating monetary policy are the three immediate risks facing the Eurozone, Mario Draghi has said. EURACTIV’s partner Milano Finanza reports.
Euro & Finance 31-03-2016

Germany cuts public debt to €2.15 trillion in 2015

Germany, Europe's biggest economy, shaved 24 billion off its overall public debt burden to 2.153 trillion in 2015, the Bundesbank said on Thursday (31 March).
Mario Draghi
Euro & Finance 17-02-2016

ECB again defends bond-buying programme in Germany’s top court

The European Central Bank defended its never-used scheme to potentially buy unlimited amounts of government debt in Germany's highest court on Tuesday (16 February), insisting that such a programme did not overstep its mandate.

Eurozone unemployment lowest for three years

Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest level for three and a half years in July, raising hopes that economic recovery in the single currency area is taking hold, official data showed on Tuesday.
Euro & Finance 16-06-2015

EU court rejects German group’s claim against ECB’s bond-buying

The European Central Bank won crucial backing from Europe's top court today (16 June) for its pledge to do whatever it takes to save the euro, defeating a German group's challenge, as bloc member Greece edges dangerously close to default.
EU Priorities 2020 08-05-2015

Renzi scolds EU: “A good pupil who does not work hard enough”

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has launched a call for action to EU leaders saying that the world needed a strong Europe, able to move beyond crisis and sculpt its own vision for the future.
Euro & Finance 15-04-2015

Greece casts shadow as ECB money printing buoys eurozone

European Central Bank policymakers may sanction possible further emergency funding for Greece's banks on Wednesday (15 April), amid the first clear signs that the eurozone economy is picking up.
New ECB building

Frankfurt braces for anti-austerity demos as ECB opens new HQ

When the European Central Bank officially inaugurates its new headquarters in Frankfurt on Wednesday (18 March), as many as 10,000 people from around Europe are expected to show up to join an anti-austerity demonstration.
EU Priorities 2020 17-03-2015

Draghi calls for ‘quantum leap’ in eurozone integration

Describing the eurozone economy as "steadily recovering", European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called yesterday (16 March) for a "quantum leap" in institutional convergence of the eurozone.
Mario Draghi at the ECB Press Conference in Frankfurt am Main, on 4 Sept. 2014 [ECB/Flickr]
Euro & Finance 09-03-2015

ECB, euro central banks, begin QE stimulus programme

The European Central Bank announced Monday (9 March) that it and the national central banks of the euro area have started buying bonds as part of the long-awaited 1.1 trillion euro quantitative easing programme to stimulate growth and ward off deflation across the single currency area?.

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