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Jens Weidmann giving an interview

"We have come to a crossroads"

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has called on European governments to make a decision: relinquish sovereign rights or step up individual national responsibility. "Sooner or later, a pivotal decision has to be taken if we want to safeguard the monetary union as a union of stability," Mr Weidmann said in an interview.


Hans Tietmeyer giving an interview

Honouring Hans Tietmeyer at 85

The Bundesbank recalls the achievements of its former President Hans Tietmeyer, who has just turned 85. In a conversation with journalist David Marsh, Hans Tietmeyer reviews past monetary policy decisions.


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Pension adjustments unavoidable

In the latest issue of the Monthly Report, the Bundesbank explains the need for adjustment to the statutory pension insurance scheme arising from continued demographic change, arguing that raising the retirement age again cannot be taboo.


Andreas Dombret

Dombret: Find effective solutions at the national level

Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret has called for national measures to be taken prior to a debate on an EU-wide deposit protection scheme. In the interview with the German weekly news magazine Focus, he pointed out that such a directive had already ap-plied in Germany since July 2015, but that this was not the case in all member states.


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New capital requirements for banks

In future, it should be possible to resolve banks in an orderly fashion without endangering financial stability and leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill. With the implementation of TLAC and MREL, new standards were defined at both the global and the European level to ensure the resolvability of institutions in the event of a crisis. In its latest Monthly Report, the Bundesbank describes how both concepts work and how they differ from one another.


Jens Weidmann during a speech

Weidmann: Keep spell of uncertainty as short as possible

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann expects Brexit to place a strain on Germany's economy. It is in the interests of both parties, he says, for the EU and the United Kingdom to quickly enter into level-headed negotiations on their future relationship.


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Tackling sovereign debt crises more effectively

The financial and sovereign debt crisis has shown that the European monetary union is not crisis-proof. In the current edition of its Monthly Report, the Bundesbank presents a number of different approaches describing how sovereign debt crises can be dealt with more effectively in future and also avoided from the outset.


Andreas Dombret at his desk

"Banks need to make enough money"

According to Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret, the results of the stress test among European banks indicate that these institutions are currently more stable than they were just a few years ago. Speaking to the Bild newspaper, Dombret goes on to point out that banks nevertheless urgently need to act to adapt their business models to today's institutional conditions.


50 euro banknote, Europa series

New €50 note appearing in spring 2017

The European Central Bank and the national central banks of the Eurosystem began rolling out a second series of euro banknotes in May 2013. The new €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017.


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International Central Banking Courses 2016

The Centre for Technical Central Bank Cooperation will be offering more than 40 international central banking courses in 2016. Please use the online application to apply. An overview of the courses you can find here.