(Re-) Situating the ECB in the EU’s institutional landscape

This paper seeks to re-situate the ECB within the EU's institutional landscape by establishing how its different components including for instance its preparatory committees compare to other EU institutions and bodies. In doing so, it also examines how the logics that govern the ECB's organs have evolved over time. Among other things the attribution of competences in the area of banking supervision to the ECB following the creation of the Banking Union has brought about certain changes, thereby arguably leading to the national component becoming stronger.