In the wake of the European Central Bank (ECB) decision to leave interest rates on major refinancing operations and interest rates on marginal lending facilities and deposit facilities unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25%, and -0.50%, respectively, Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank, responds For questions of the press.

the main points
"We are fully aware of the side effects of politics."

"Side effects are a concern. Negative rates do not seem to work."

"We do not face Japan."

"You will not reconsider past policy decisions."