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The ECB Podcast
The ECB Podcast
European Central Bank

The European Central Bank Podcast – bringing you insights into the world of economics and central banking. Our host Stefania Secola talks... more

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President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 18 July 2024

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to return inflation to our 2% goal in a... more

18 Jul 2024 · 13 minutes
Navigating challenges facing the international financial system

Klaas Knot, Chair of the Financial Stability Board, President of De Nederlandsche Bank, and member of the ECB Governing... more

06 Jul 2024 · 49 minutes
War, geopolitics and the economy.

We live in uncertain times. Military conflict, including in Europe, is reshaping the geopolitical landscape. People are suffering. And our... more

05 Jul 2024 · 19 minutes
Price stability in unstable times

ECB President Christine Lagarde, US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Governor of the Banco Central do Brasil Roberto Campos... more

03 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The road ahead: is there room for optimism?

We just lowered our interest rates, as inflation is falling. But what was behind this decision? What is the state... more

27 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 6 June 2024

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to return inflation to our 2% goal. Listen to... more

06 Jun 2024 · 15 minutes
Financial stability in a ChatGPT world

What does the rapid advance of AI mean for our financial system? And how is financial stability affected by geopolitical... more

17 May 2024 · 20 minutes
The power of inflation expectations

What are inflation expectations? How do our personal experiences shape them? And why do they matter to central banks? In this... more

26 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 11 April 2024

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to return inflation to our 2% goal in a... more

11 Apr 2024 · 13 minutes
Quo vadis, inflation?

We have made good progress in our fight against inflation since we started to tighten our monetary policy in 2022.... more

25 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 7 March 2024

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to return inflation to our 2% target in a... more

07 Mar 2024 · 12 minutes
Future euro banknotes, unpacked

Did you know that euro banknotes are getting a makeover? As the euro turns 25, let’s look at the road... more

10 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
The ECB’s climate and nature plan: our path to a greener future

What lies ahead on our path to a greener future? How can we assess the impact of extreme weather on... more

31 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 25 January 2024

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to return inflation to our 2% goal in a... more

25 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 14 December 2023

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to return inflation to our 2% goal in a... more

14 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
The end of an era – five years with Andrea Enria

Outgoing Supervisory Board Chair Andrea Enria sat down with President Christine Lagarde during the ECB Forum on Banking Supervision to... more

09 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
When the yin meets the yang: resilience in gloomy times

How are financial markets reacting to higher rates, a sluggish economy and geopolitical tensions? Should we worry about property markets? Our... more

02 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
What biodiversity and nature loss mean for our economy

Nature is in danger. This affects us all, including businesses and banks. Why is this relevant for the ECB’s mandate? Join... more

25 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 26 October 2023

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to return inflation to our 2% goal in a... more

26 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
The digital euro, demystified

Will we soon pay with a digital euro? Would it replace cash? And who is it for? Although no decision... more

24 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
How tech is shaping banking supervision

How can new technologies improve banking supervision? What challenges do they bring for supervisors? And how will artificial intelligence make... more

28 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 14 September 2023

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

14 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
The ECB Podcast Summer School #3: the role of banks in fighting inflation

Banks are one of the main channels through which our monetary policy decisions reach the economy. How have they passed... more

18 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
The ECB Podcast Summer School #2: the nuts and bolts of interest rates

We’ve been raising interest rates to bring down inflation. How does that work? Are we already seeing the impact on... more

11 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
The ECB Podcast Summer School #1: a deep dive into inflation

Inflation is falling, but it’s still higher than we want it to be. What’s making it hard to tackle? And... more

04 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 27 July 2023

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen to... more

27 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
The changing shape of energy markets with Ida Wolden Bache

How are changes in energy markets affecting people’s daily lives? And how can we make our economies more resilient to... more

29 Jun 2023 · 12 minutes
A global view on economic developments with Gita Gopinath

How stable is the global economic recovery? And is geoeconomic fragmentation a threat? Gita Gopinath, the IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director,... more

27 Jun 2023 · 8 minutes
Are wages and greedflation really pushing up prices?

What is the risk of a wage-price spiral? How long will we go on raising interest rates? And are companies’... more

23 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 15 June 2023

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

15 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Financial stability and bank runs

How stable is our financial system? And what risks do we see for banks and property markets? Our host Katie... more

07 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Christine Lagarde on 25 years of the ECB

As part of the celebrations for the ECB’s 25th anniversary, ECB President Christine Lagarde looks back at a quarter of... more

24 May 2023 · 11 minutes
Being transparent about climate risks

How transparent do organisations need to be about climate risks, and why does it matter? Where do banks and the... more

13 May 2023 · 25 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 4 May 2023

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

04 May 2023 · 14 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 16 March 2023

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

16 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
Christine Lagarde and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on women in the economy and female leadership

To mark International Women’s Day, President Christine Lagarde and WTO Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discuss women in the economy and... more

08 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
Central banks’ profits and losses: where do they come from?

Does a central bank make profits and losses? How do they come about? And what was our financial position at... more

23 Feb 2023 · 13 minutes
Everything you need to know about Croatia’s economy

How much do you know about Croatia’s economy? And what about the steps the country had to take to adopt... more

16 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
How Europe’s banks are faring

Every year we look at the challenges banks face and determine what they need to do to cope with them.... more

08 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 2 February 2023

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

02 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
What does it take to change a currency?

Croatia adopted the euro on 1 January. What did people, businesses and national authorities do to ensure a smooth... more

28 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
What high inflation means and how we are tackling it

How is inflation affecting people and firms? Why are we raising interest rates? How will it help bring inflation down? Our... more

20 Dec 2022 · 15 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 15 December 2022

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

15 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Supervising banks in times of war, high inflation and interest rate hikes

What will our banking supervisors focus on in the next three years? Are Europe’s banks fit to withstand the economic... more

12 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Hacktivists, ransoms and cyberwar – threats for the financial system?

Are cyberattacks a threat to financial stability? Why do hackers target financial institutions? Our host Katie Ranger delves into this topic... more

06 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
Is financial stability at risk in these stormy times?

How is financial stability faring in today's challenging environment? What risks do we see for financial markets and real estate? Our... more

24 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Are banks walking the talk on climate?

We’ve looked at how banks are taking climate and environmental risks into account in their business. What did we find?... more

02 Nov 2022 · 32 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 27 October 2022

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

27 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
A digital euro: what, why, when? (part 2)

Would people’s privacy be safe with a digital euro? What could a digital euro mean for Europe? And what’s next... more

19 Oct 2022 · 11 minutes
A digital euro: what, why, when? (part 1)

Do we need a digital euro, and why? What might it look like? And how would it differ from other... more

15 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 8 September 2022

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

08 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
Let's get digital on inflation, climate and the euro

How can digitalisation help central banks? And what role does cutting-edge technology play? In this episode, host Katie Ranger talks... more

11 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
What interest rate hikes mean for you, the economy and inflation

What are interest rates? How do they work? And what do higher rates mean for people, the economy and inflation? Our... more

23 Jul 2022 · 28 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 21 July 2022

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen to... more

21 Jul 2022 · 14 minutes
Greening the financial system: milestones in our climate change journey

What did our climate stress test show? How will we integrate climate change into monetary policy? Our host Katie Ranger puts... more

09 Jul 2022 · 32 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 9 June 2022

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

09 Jun 2022 · 16 minutes
Financial stability amid Russia’s war in Ukraine

How is financial stability doing in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? What risks are we keeping an eye... more

01 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
Central bank communication: reggae (!), transparency and trust

How has central bank communication evolved over the years? Why is it important for us to be transparent? How can... more

14 May 2022 · 32 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 14 April 2022

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

14 Apr 2022 · 12 minutes
How Russia’s war in Ukraine is affecting the euro area economy

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is first and foremost a human tragedy, but it is also having an economic impact.... more

26 Mar 2022 · 28 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 10 March 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a watershed for Europe. Today our Governing Council expressed its full support to the... more

10 Mar 2022 · 17 minutes
Breaking bias to build a more gender-equal world

How can we break biases in different aspects of our lives? What do we need to create a more equal... more

05 Mar 2022 · 40 minutes
How healthy are Europe’s banks two years into the pandemic?

Each year we look at the risks banks face and how well-equipped they are to deal with them. What are... more

12 Feb 2022 · 25 minutes
All you need to know about euro banknotes

Make sure you have a euro banknote to hand as our host Katie Ranger and Martin Münd, counterfeit expert and... more

05 Feb 2022 · 30 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 3 February 2022

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen... more

03 Feb 2022 · 12 minutes
President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 16 December 2021

Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what should be done to achieve stable prices in the euro... more

16 Dec 2021 · 19 minutes
Making sure banks are run by the right people

What defines good leadership? Which skills do those who run banks need and how can we, as the supervisor, help... more

10 Dec 2021 · 27 minutes
What lies on the horizon for Europe’s banks?

How has the pandemic affected Europe’s banks? Do they have the right tools to deal with what lies ahead? In this... more

16 Nov 2021 · 14 minutes
What is behind current inflation spikes?

What is causing the rise in inflation we are seeing at the moment? And which trends could have an impact... more

06 Oct 2021 · 14 minutes
Making monetary policy fit for today and beyond: the ECB strategy review

Our inflation objective and how price changes are measured, employment, climate change… These are just some of the topics we’ve... more

25 Sep 2021 · 21 minutes
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Today our Governing Council decided on monetary policy, determining what’s needed to achieve stable prices in the euro area. Listen to President... more