Clear and effective communication is very important to us
Clear and effective communication is very important to us. Our monetary policy becomes more effective when our decisions are better understood. The media play an important role in this process and help keep us accountable to the European public. Among other things, journalists join our press conferences, interview policymakers and report on speeches and publications.
Our press releases cover a wide range of topics. They announce ECB decisions and new data.Press releases
After monetary policy meetings, ECB President Christine Lagarde explains the decisions taken and answers questions from journalists. These flagship events, which are also webcast live, give insights into the Governing Council’s thinking.Press conferences
The ECB Blog
Our blog offers policymakers’ perspectives on recent decisions and trends related to the euro area economy and beyond. Articles are based on ECB analysis and research.The ECB Blog
Monetary policy accounts
The accounts of policy-setting meetings include a summary of the discussions. They are an additional way to explain our actions to the people we serve. Accounts are usually published four weeks after the monetary policy meetings.Monetary policy accounts
Executive Board members frequently give speeches in locations across Europe and the world to help you understand our policies and decisions. They also address other topics related to central banking, the financial system and the wider economy.Speeches
Media interviews allow journalists to pose questions directly to Executive Board members. We publish transcripts of these exchanges.Interviews
Get in touch
If you are a journalist and would like to talk to us, you can get in touch with one of our press officers. We also organise journalist seminars, which provide detailed information on how the ECB works.
Executive Board communications guidelines
Read the principles the ECB Executive Board has agreed on for communicating with the public. Our policymakers value clear, effective and timely communications.Guiding principles
Click here for information including dates of our future press conferences, statistical releases and tender operations.Calendars