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.
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