The monthly press conferences held by the President and the Vice-President immediately after the first Governing Council meeting of the month provides a timely and comprehensive summary of the policy-relevant assessment of economic developments.
The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) is a new system of banking supervision for Europe. It comprises the ECB and the national supervisory authorities of the participating countries. Its main aims are to: - ensure the safety and soundness of the European banking system - increase financial integration and stability - ensure consistent supervision The SSM is one of the two pillars of the EU banking union, along with the Single Resolution Mechanism. https://www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu
The euro banknotes are the most tangible symbol of European integration and are used by 338 million people in 19 countries daily. The euro banknotes have been in circulation since 2002 and are currently being upgraded to make them even more secure. The new series of banknotes has been named the 'Europa series' after the figure from Greek mythology who gave her name to the continent and who appears in a number of security features of the new notes. You can find out more about the euro banknotes and coins at http://www.new-euro-banknotes.eu or http://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro
Welcome to the playlist of the Generation €uro Students' Award (http://www.generationeuro.eu), a competition for secondary school students resident in the euro area, aiming to help students understand monetary policy and gain an insight into the role of a central bank.