ECB: Welcome address by Christine Lagarde
The new President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, made a speech today on the customary signing of the euro banknotes marking the beginning of each ECB presidency. She has emphasised the relevance of the institution, tasked with monetary policy and banking supervision to ensure that the euro is safe and stable. President Lagarde has also made clear that the ECB will continue working to nurture and sustain trust in the single currency by ensuring that banknotes are secure, payments systems are robust, and the value of the euro is stable.
The President’s full speech is available here.