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The ECB Podcast – How can banks be part of the solution? Supervisory priorities in crisis times

What are banking supervisors worried about for 2021? Why are “marriages” between banks a good idea? And how can supervisors help banks to be part of the solution during this crisis? Our host Michael Steen finds answers to these questions in The ECB Podcast.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Published on 12 February 2021 and recorded on 9 February 2021.

In this episode:

01:19 – How the coronavirus crisis has affected banks
What the uncertainty during the pandemic has meant for banks, the main risks they are facing, and how banks can be part of the solution this time.

04:50 – How supervisors helped to ensure that bank lending continued during the crisis
What steps governments and regulators took to ensure that credit

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Supervisory priorities for 2021 – Assessment of risks and vulnerabilities

The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) Risk Map shows the key risk drivers that are expected to affect supervised institutions over the next two to three years. These risks are assessed according to their impact and probability.

For more information:
https://www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu/banking/priorities/risk_assessment/html/index.en.html

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The ECB Explains: why cash matters

Do we need cash in a digital world? Chiara from our banknotes team explains how cash plays a key role in our society and what we are doing to make sure that you can access and use cash whenever and wherever you need to.

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ECB Banking Supervision Press Conference – 28 January 2021

ECB Banking Supervision press conference being held on 28 January 2021 at 9:00 CET in Frankfurt am Main.

Supervisory Board Chair Andrea Enria explains the 2020 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) results and the supervisory priorities for 2021. He also answers questions from journalists.

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The ECB Podcast – Building a bridge towards economic recovery

How will the coronavirus vaccine affect economic recovery in 2021? Where do we stand after nine months of fighting the crisis? And what is the role of the ECB’s monetary policy? Our host Michael Steen discusses these questions with our Chief Economist Philip R. Lane.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Published on 18 December 2020 and recorded on 11 December 2020.

In this episode:

00:23 – What is the assessment of the economic response to the first wave?
What the experience was during the first wave, how policy makers have adapted to the new challenges, how monetary and fiscal policy worked hand in hand to mitigate the economic shortfall.

05:53 – How is the ECB building a bridge towards economic recovery?
Why the ECB

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#ECBYouthDialogue with Luis de Guindos, December 2020

Students asked Vice-President Luis de Guindos about the ECB’s response to the coronavirus crisis, the euro area economic outlook, and climate change and central banking. This ECB Youth Dialogue, organised in collaboration with the University of Cologne, took place on 16 December 2020.

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