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The European Central Bank Podcast – bringing you insights into the world of economics and central banking.

Our host Stefania Secola talks to experts about the topics and trends that matter to the eurozone economy today.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

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The European Central Bank Podcast – bringing you insights into the world of economics and central banking.

Our host Stefania Secola talks to experts about the topics and trends that matter to the eurozone economy today.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

    President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 11 April 2024

    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 timely manner.

    Listen to President Christine Lagarde present today’s decisions. The statement also covers:
    - how the economy is performing
    - how we expect prices to develop
    - the risks to the economic outlook
    - the dynamics behind financial and monetary conditions

    Published and recorded during our press conference on 11 April 2024

    Additional material

    Our monetary policy statement at a glance, 11 April 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/press_conference/visual-mps/2024/html/mopo_statement_explained_april.en.html

    Christine Lagarde, Luis de Guindos: Monetary policy statement, 11 April 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/press_conference/monetary-policy-statement/2024/html/ecb.is240411~9974984b58.en.html

    Monetary policy decisions, 11 April 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2024/html/ecb.mp240411~1345644915.en.html

    Combined monetary policy decisions and statement, 11 April 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/press_conference/monetary-policy-statement/shared/pdf/ecb.ds240411~58dd9ec73d.en.pdf?566c397f0364d717913bf7770e67bf17

    European Central Bank
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html


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    • 13 min
    Quo vadis, inflation?

    Quo vadis, inflation?

    We have made good progress in our fight against inflation since we started to tighten our monetary policy in 2022. Where do we stand right now? And what are we keeping a close eye on in the economy?

    Host Stefania Secola discusses these topics with our Chief Economist Philip R. Lane. They also talk about the ECB’s recent changes to its operational framework for implementing monetary policy.

    The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

    Published on 25 March 2024 and recorded on 21 March 2024.

    In this episode:
    01:23 – Inflation right now
    How has inflation evolved since its peak in late 2022? What is the outlook for the year ahead and what will shape our future decisions?

    03:30 – Wages and inflation
    How are rising wages affecting inflation, and is the situation the same across all euro area countries?

    09:54 – The state of the labour market
    Unemployment is historically low, but economic growth is projected to be lower than in previous years. What might the coming months hold for the labour market?

    13:54 – The ECB’s operational framework
    Why have we reviewed our operational framework for implementing monetary policy? How does it help our work to keep prices stable?

    19:02 – Our guest’s hot tip
    Our guest, Philip R. Lane, encourages our listeners to read a paper that looks at the macroeconometric models used at the ECB for forecasting and policy analysis.

    Further Reading:
    The ECB Podcast: Are wages and greedflation really pushing up prices? June 2023
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/tvservices/podcast/html/ecb.pod230623_episode62.en.html

    Occasional Paper 344: ECB macroeconometric models for forecasting and policy analysis
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/scpops/ecb.op344~53b9e2aa4d.en.pdf?14821c7f99280514dbdaa26114c4f565

    Press release: ECB announces changes to the operational framework for implementing monetary policy
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2024/html/ecb.pr240313_1~a3a50a9add.en.html

    Economic Bulletin Issue 2/2024, Article 1: The impact of recent shocks and ongoing structural changes on euro area productivity growth
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/economic-bulletin/articles/2024/html/ecb.ebart202402_01~d63ecff49c.en.html

    Press release: Monetary policy decisions (7 March 2024)
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2024/html/ecb.mp240307~a5fa52b82b.en.html

    European Central Bank
    www.ecb.europa.eu

    • 20 min
    President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 7 March 2024

    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 timely manner.
    Listen to President Christine Lagarde present today’s decisions. The statement also covers:

    - how the economy is performing
    - how we expect prices to develop
    - the risks to the economic outlook
    - the dynamics behind financial and monetary conditions

    Recorded and published on 7 March 2024

    Our monetary policy statement at a glance, 7 March 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/visual-mps/2024/html/mopo_statement_explained_march.en.html
    Christine Lagarde, Luis de Guindos: Monetary policy statement, 7 March 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/2024/html/ecb.is240307~314650bd5c.en.html
    Monetary policy decisions, 7 March 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2024/html/ecb.mp240307~a5fa52b82b.en.html
    Combined monetary policy decisions and statement, 7 March 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/shared/pdf/ecb.ds240307~8e06c79bf2.en.pdf?e86e578f1a99fdaa095a37dc4f1f6355

    European Central Bank
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html
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    • 12 min
    Future euro banknotes, unpacked

    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 ahead for our banknotes. What will future euro banknotes look like, why do we need them, and when can we start using them?

    Join our host Stefania Secola and Sarai Artiles, who works on banknote communications, to find out more.

    The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

    Published on 10 February 2024 and recorded on 1 February 2024.

    In this episode:

    00:05 – The euro is turning 25
    The euro unites us – it is used by 350 million people in 20 countries! Euro banknotes are a physical reminder of our shared identity.

    01:56 – Why are we redesigning euro banknotes?
    Security, environmental aspects and relatability: these are just some of the reasons we are designing a new series of euro banknotes.

    05:28 – Many cultures, one euro
    Euro banknotes are used by people with different backgrounds, cultures, and languages. How can future banknotes represent them all?

    08:50 – What will they look like?
    “European culture” and “Rivers and birds” have been selected as the themes for future euro banknotes. Does this mean we already know what they’ll look like?

    10:20 – When can we start using them?
    We have the themes, but what’s next in the banknote redesign process? When can we expect to start using these new banknotes?

    12:30 – Our guest’s hot tip

    Additional material:

    Press release: ECB selects “European culture” and “Rivers and birds” as possible themes for future euro banknotes
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2023/html/ecb.pr231130~cad7fa27ab.en.html

    Press release: ECB surveys Europeans on new themes for euro banknotes
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2023/html/ecb.pr230710~77cf718c59.en.html

    Podcast: All you need to know about euro banknotes
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/tvservices/podcast/html/ecb.pod220205_episode27.en.html

    Webpage: FAQ on the redesign of euro banknotes
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/banknotes/future_banknotes/html/ecb.faq_banknotes_redesign.en.html

    Webpage: The redesign process
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/banknotes/future_banknotes/redesign/html/index.en.html

    European Central Bank
    http://www.ecb.europa.eu/

    • 14 min
    The ECB’s climate and nature plan: our path to a greener future

    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 the economy? And how can we tackle financial risks from nature loss and degradation? With its new climate and nature plan, the ECB is stepping up its work in these areas over the next two years.

    Our host Stefania Secola discusses this and more with the head of the ECB’s climate change centre, Irene Heemskerk.

    The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

    Published on 31 January 2024 and recorded on 23 January 2024.

    In this episode:

    01:00 – The ECB’s work on climate
    What has the ECB done so far to help tackle climate change, what does it plan to focus on going forward and why is this work important?

    04:35 – The intensifying climate crisis
    As global temperatures rise and extreme climate events become more frequent and more devastating, what is the impact on the economy and the financial system? What can the ECB do about it?

    07:40– Keeping the green transition on course
    Time is running out to contain global warming and meet the Paris Agreement targets. Governments are in the driving seat but we’re all heading in the same direction. How can economic analysis contribute to these efforts, and how can we unlock the funds needed to keep the green transition moving forward?

    13:15 – Defining a role for monetary policy
    The ECB has already tilted its corporate bond holdings towards issuers with better climate performance. What else can it do, within its mandate, to support the green transition? What role can interest rates play?

    15:00 – From climate change to environmental crises: nature and biodiversity loss
    Euro area firms and banks are highly dependent on nature, but nature is being rapidly devastated by human activity. What are the economic and financial risks stemming from nature degradation?

    17:22 - Our guest’s hot tip
    ECB climate change centre head Irene Heemskerk shares her hot tip with our listeners.

    Additional material:

    Press release: ECB steps up climate work with focus on green transition, climate and nature-related risks, 30 January 2024
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2024/html/ecb.pr240130~afa3d90e07.en.html

    The ECB’s climate and nature plan 2024-25
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/climate/our-climate-and-nature-plan/html/index.en.html

    Climate change and the ECB https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/climate/html/index.en.html

    The ECB’s publications on climate change https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/search/html/climate_change.en.html

    The ECB Podcast: What biodiversity and nature loss mean for our economy, 25 November 2023
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP3tRzELPLY

    European Central Bank

    www.ecb.europa.eu

    www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu

    • 20 min
    President Lagarde presents the latest monetary policy decisions – 25 January 2024

    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 timely manner.
    Listen to President Christine Lagarde present today’s decisions. The statement also covers:
    - how the economy is performing
    - how we expect prices to develop
    - the risks to the economic outlook
    - the dynamics behind financial and monetary conditions
    Published and recorded during our press conference on 25 January 2024.

    Our monetary policy statement at a glance, 25 January 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/visual-mps/2024/html/mopo_statement_explained_january.en.html

    Christine Lagarde, Luis de Guindos: Monetary policy statement, 25 January 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/2024/html/ecb.is240125~db0f145c32.en.html

    Monetary policy decisions, 25 January 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2024/html/ecb.mp240125~f738889bde.en.html

    Combined monetary policy decisions and statement, 25 January 2024 https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pressconf/shared/pdf/ecb.ds240125~d65b43331a.en.pdf

    European Central Bank
    https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html

    You can also listen to The ECB Podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, Deezer, Stitcher, YouTube, Amazon Music and many more pod.link/ecbpodcast

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

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Building a bridge towards economic recovery

Very clear and a great initiative that European citizens can increase their awareness about ECB’s role.

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Lackadaisical

It would benefit from a professional journalist and a little effort. Replaying the press conference does not make a good podcast.

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