FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank policymaker and Austrian National Bank (OeNB) Governor Robert Holzmann attends a news conference in Vienna, Austria December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
October 14, 2020
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Central Bank will need to provide fresh stimulus to the euro zone economy if countries take “more durable, extensive or strict containment measures” to fight the coronavirus pandemic, ECB policymaker Robert Holzmann said on Wednesday.
“More durable, extensive or strict containment measures will likely require more monetary and fiscal accommodation in the short run to safeguard price and financial stability,” Holzmann, Austria’s central bank governor, said at a virtual conference.
(Reporting By Francesco Canepa)