Mario Draghi illustration by Joe Cummings

Mario Draghi became president of the European Central Bank in November 2011, succeeding Jean-Claude Trichet.

Prior to this he worked at the Italian Treasury, the World Bank and Goldman Sachs, also serving as governor of the Bank of Italy.

Euro’s rise spells grief for exporters

Analysts expect the single currency to keep strengthening

The week’s news in brief: July 25

Turkish stocks and bonds hit after declaration of emergency rule

Draghi backs bailout of Italian banks

Shares jump on hint of backstop as ECB keeps rates on hold

What to watch for at the ECB meeting

Brexit fallout, QE headaches and Italian banks all on the agenda

ECB keeps calm and carries on

Central bank dismisses UK as ‘not a major economic area’

Draghi calls for policy alignment

ECB chief seeks to counter side effects of monetary easing

ECB reinstates measure to aid Greek banks

Frankfurt says it will again allow Greek bonds as collateral for loans

ECB prepares for Brexit contingencies

Impact on eurozone ‘very difficult’ to predict, says Draghi

Germany to rule on legality of ECB weapon

Outright Monetary Transactions programme has never been used

ECB urged to lavish ‘helicopter money’ on consumers

Group of MEPs says bank should focus on supplying cheap money to consumers

Draghi steps up call for eurozone reform

ECB chief warns of cost in delaying measures to boost productivity

ECB’s Draghi dreams of a quick victory

Governments must take decisive action to raise the growth rate, writes Delphine Strauss

Draghi steps up call for reform in the eurozone

ECB president warns incomplete currency area could lead to permanent damage

ECB plays down hopes on growth uplift

Bloc grew 0.5% from fourth quarter of 2015 to 2016’s first quarter

No surprises from Draghi, but ECB poised

Rates decision suggests policy is proving effective yet further action is likely, writes Martin Wolf

Germany: Draghi v the banks

Savers are fearful and politicians warn about the rise of populism. Both blame the ECB. Are they correct?

Voters need alternative to populism

The rise of the far right and left reflects the establishment’s failures

ECB steps up call for reform

Central bank wants looser fiscal policy and structural changes

James Ferguson illustration

Smoke, mirrors and helicopter money

Proponents aim to persuade people to endorse a plan they would reject if it were explained simply

Ferguson illustration

Germany is the eurozone’s biggest problem

The monetary union will fail if it is run for the benefit of creditors alone

High cost of Germany’s savings culture

This could tell us that Berlin, perhaps more so than Athens, is unprepared for monetary union

banknote designs
©Shonagh Rae

How to change the face of Europe

‘Europe today faces a problem: it lacks a clear creation myth with unifying heroes’

Eurozone inflation forecasts downgraded

European Commission blames low oil prices and global economic weakness

Draghi returns fire over Berlin criticism

ECB chief points finger at high-saving Germans in rates row

Brexit fears leave the euro alone for now

Analysts worry about cascade of consequences for Europe

Insurance bonds lifted by ECB buying plan

Draghi says insurers eligible for purchases under new programme

Keep faith in Super Mario

ECB president has strong record of coming good

Draghi goes on offensive against Berlin

Germany must take responsibility for the woes of its savings sector

Draghi defends ECB’s ultra-low rates

Central bank chief fights back against German criticism

Live: ECB press conference

Markets watch for details of corporate bond purchases

Will the ECB fend off German criticism?

Central bank’s independence to be focus of Thursday’s meeting

Don’t let ‘inflation nutters’ get to you

If you are not rich, does it matter that rates are negative, asks David Oakley

Germany should keep its hands off the ECB

Schäuble’s campaign is wrong in principle and unwise in practice

Jens Weidmann, Deutsche Bundesbank:
©Andreas Varnhorn

Bundesbank’s Weidmann rebukes ECB critics

German central bank president defends Draghi

Negative rates may be nearing a limit

Opponents of unorthodox monetary easing must offer an alternative

Germany blames ECB for rise of AfD party

Politicians go on offensive against the central bank

FedEx delivers ‘reverse Yankee’ bond deal

Lower interest rates make raising cash in Europe look like a great deal

Japan lashes out against rise of yen

Currency at highest level since BoJ stimulus bazooka in 2014

Investors must beware Frankenshock 2.0

The currency may yet have horrors in store