Eesti Pank and the Ministry of Finance are attending the annual meetings of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Development Committee of the World Bank on 9–14 October in Bali in Indonesia. The main topics of the meetings are... more


Among the presenters at the Äriplaan 2019 economic conference on Thursday was Eesti Pank Governor Ardo Hansson, who said that the past couple of years have been good for the Estonian economy, but a slower rate of growth is to be expected in future.

The past couple of years have been kind... more


An exhibition of contemporary Estonian art has been opened in the foyer of the European Central Bank and will remain there until 26 October. The exhibition is part of the celebrations of the centenary of Eesti Pank.

The exhibition will be open for three months to staff and visitors of... more


Governor of Eesti Pank and member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank Ardo Hansson says there is no reason to hope that interest rates on loans will forever remain as low as they are now.

  • The central banker believes that the Estonian economy is already simmering... more

Remuneration of the members of the Executive Board in 2017

No Position Name Total Basic salary Bonuses and benefits Other compensation [1] 1 Governor Ardo Hansson 113 920,05 101 276,66 12 643,39   2 Deputy Governor... more

Activities of Eesti Pank are managed by the Executive Board.

 The Executive Board:

  • prepares and submits to the Supervisory Board documents and draft decisions for adopting decisions under the jurisdiction of the Supervisory Board and for... more

Governor Ardo Hansson gave a lecture to the Research Centre SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe) at Goethe University entitled Euro Area Monetary Policy: Effects and Side-effects 

Euro area monetary policy: effects and side effects from Eesti Pank

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) finds that the Estonian economy is performing well, but recommends that a part of the spending planned in the state budget for the years ahead be postponed, and that investments that boost productivity be preferred. Eesti Pank shares this opinion.

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Interview with Ardo Hansson, Governor of Eesti Pank and Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB)

Mr. Hansson, is inflation dead?

No, definitely not. Of course, we all face a certain puzzle: The economy in the euro area, for example, is currently... more


FRANKFURT — Eurozone countries should not get their hopes too high on ever-closer fiscal cooperation and a European finance ministry to help out countries in trouble, according to Ardo Hansson, head of the Bank of Estonia and a hawkish member of the European Central Bank governing council.... more

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