Burning questions for the ECB

On Thursday 26th October, the European Central Bank is holding its Governing Council meeting. This meeting will be closely watched by many, as important changes to the quantitative easing programme are expected to be announced.

ECB admits possible role in climate change but doesn’t put words into action

For the first time, the ECB president Mario Draghi acknowledged that the ECB could play a role in combatting climate change. Yet, the ECB announced no significant steps to contribute to its goals.

New report: Central banks, climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

Central banks have the power to tackle the urgent problem of climate change. It’s time for policymakers to seize the opportunity of using them to help the green transition, write Josh Ryan-Collins and Frank van Lerven from the New Economics Foundation in their latest report.

Central banks should contribute to tackling climate change

The High-level Expert Group's consultation on its sustainable finance report provides an important opportunity for citizens and organisations to urge the group to explore the possible role of the European Central Bank in the fight against climate change.

ECB concedes marginal improvements on transparency of quantitative easing

The European Central Bank’s minor improvements to the transparency policy of its corporate bond purchase programme fails to address our main demand.

Coordination with European Investment Bank would make ECB policies more effective

A recent report by the European Economic and Social Committee questions the effectiveness of the ECB’s monetary policy for the real economy, and argues the ECB should work more closely with the European Investment Bank.

New study confirms climate impact of quantitative easing

New research by the Grantham Research Institute confirms our criticism against the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme and calls for serious reconsideration of the ECB’s strategy.

Unprecedented coalition of MEPs against the ECB's lack of transparency

By refusing to commit for more transparency on the ECB's 83 billion euros corporate sector purchase programme, Mario Draghi provoked more discontent from EU policymakers.

ECB survey reveals major flaw with Quantitative Easing

The ECB’s own research reveals a major failure in its quantitative easing strategy: it does not address companies’ most pressing issue: the lack of demand.

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