European Central Bank

Summary Description

Responsible for European monetary policy.

Aim & Objectives

— to define and implement the monetary policy of the Community;
— to conduct foreign-exchange operations consistent with the provisions of Article 111 of this Treaty;
— to hold and manage the official foreign reserves of the Member States;
— to promote the smooth operation of payment systems.

Further Information

Official website: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/index.en.html

Statute of the ESCB and of the ECB

(unofficial consolidated version): PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE EUROPEAN SYSTEM OF CENTRAL BANKS AND OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

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