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ECB Governor Warns Against Sharp Policy Tilt When Crisis Passes

  • Vasiliauskas notes that ECB has tightened prematurely before
  • Lithuania’s central-bank chief speaks in Bloomberg interview

The European Central Bank must be cautious when it shifts away from its emergency stimulus even if the economy rebounds from the pandemic as predicted, according to outgoing policy maker Vitas Vasiliauskas.

The Governing Council member and head of Lithuania’s central bank, who steps down from those roles next month, said in an interview that the ECB should draw on its earlier experiences of tightening too soon. That means switching back to more-standard monetary tools only gradually.