A short history of the CMFB - the tale of the Chairpersons



  • The publication "Bridging the fault lines, the early years of the CMFB", written by Mr van Wijk, presents his personal view and further detail on developments up to 1999 (link)


  • For celebrating the 20th anniversary of the CMFB, Banco de Portugal published the book “Promoting excellence in European statistics” in 2011 (link)
  • 2011-11-25 - Opening address by Governor Costa at the workshop Fostering cooperation between the ESS and the ESCB (link)


  • To mark the 25th anniversary of the CMFB, the European Central Bank hosted a small event. Please find below the
    • overview footage;
    • anniversary speech by Robert Heath, Deputy Director, Statistics Department, IMF (link);
    • anniversary speech by Jacques Fournier, Chairman of the CMFB, Director, Statistics Department, Banque de France (link).