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The European Central Bank is the central bank for Europe's single currency, the euro. Its main task is to maintain the euro's purchasing power.

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Panetta: Our aim is that payments meet consumer demand while preserving European sovereignty. We will work towards: continued provision of cash, pan-European solutions for retail payments, a new oversight framework for electronic payments, and a digital euro 4/6

Panetta: A digital euro would make digital central bank money accessible to everyone. It would provide access to a simple, costless, risk-free and trusted digital means of payment that is accepted throughout the euro area. More about a digital euro 6/6

The ECB’s virtual Monetary Policy Conference discussed the review of the monetary policy strategy and the reaction of different policy areas to the economic challenges induced by the pandemic. Watch the keynote lectures on our website

EDP general government deficit/debt, Autumn notification (Eurostat). Reference period: 2019

Banks have been resilient in the coronavirus crisis and the digital transformation is well underway, says Supervisory Board member @PenaHakkarainen  at an @EBFeu  conference. But as threats from cybercrime increase, banks must improve their cybersecurity

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Here they are! This year’s ten young economists’ competition finalists are from seven different countries, and are researching challenges facing our economy. Watch their videos on our website to learn more

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Capital buffers are intended to be used in a crisis as shock absorbers, but certain factors can prevent banks from drawing them down. What does this imply for future macroprudential policy? Read the full article

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The capital relief measures introduced since the start of the crisis have so far not been fully reflected in the target capital ratios banks have announced. Pressure from credit and equity investors can be a key explaining factor. Read the full article

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Price stability matters for your everyday life, whether you are saving, borrowing, spending or investing. That’s why we want your input before making decisions on our future strategy. Have your say via the #ECBListens  Portal before it closes on 31 October

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Could #bitcoin  offer a viable alternative to traditional currencies? Join in our third #ECBYouthDialogue  and tell us what you think! If you have questions about #cryptocurrencies , why not #AskDraghi ! Find out how here:

Praet: As a central bank, we can create money to buy assets #AskECB 

Watch again: Lagarde on digital currencies

ELA to Greek banks maintained at its current level

(THREAD) As technological changes are transforming how we pay, a digital euro could offer a universally accepted, risk-free and trusted means of payment to complement cash. We’ve analysed its possible benefits and challenges in our report 1/3

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Today 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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(THREAD) Bulgaria and Croatia are taking key steps towards adopting the euro. The Bulgarian lev and Croatian kuna are being included in the Exchange Rate Mechanism II. The countries join the banking union too, with the ECB supervising their largest banks from 1 October

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The #Avengers  aren’t the only ones who promised to do #WhateverItTakes ! Almost 7 years ago, we heard something similar…

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Watch again: Mario Draghi answers a student’s question on cryptocurrencies #ECBYouthDialogue  #GenerationEuro 

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