The ECB is the central bank which monitors the monetary policy of the Eurozone, with the main objective being to maintain price stability.
The ECB's headquarters are in Frankfurt, Germany. The owners and principal shareholders of the European Central Bank, are the central banks not just of the 19 eurozone countries, but of the 28 member states of the EU. Mario Draghi, formerly Italy's central bank head, is the current ECB president. This page is a collection of DW's latest content on the ECB.
Greece is on the verge of a cash flow crisis as its creditors refuse to release funds from the bailout package until Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government comes up with new reforms. Eurozone finance ministers are in Riga to find a way out of the deadlock.
The International Monetary Fund has become the latest of Greece's creditors to openly show its impatience with the approach Athens is taking to its debt crisis. IMF chief Christine Lagarde says Greece MUST pay its debts on time - and about a billion euros is due in May. After a look we talk with New York correspondent Jens Korte about how Wall Street sees the crisis.