The last several years have been expensive for the Eurozone. Since March 2015, the ECB has acquired government bonds with a total value of around 2.4 trillion euros. Now they're planning on ending the bond purchases.
On Monday, Greece exits the third and final bailout program of a nine-year debt crisis that has chopped around a quarter off the country's economy. DW looks back at key moments from Greece's traumatic decade.
There's every indication that the ECB will announce a reduction in the scale of its monthly purchases of government bonds when it meets this Thursday. In truth, it has little choice in the matter.
The European Central Bank wants to end its €2.4 trillion bond-buying program at the end of 2018, calling time on a policy that is credited with reviving the eurozone but may come too soon for some debt-laden countries.
The European Central Bank remains on track to pull the plug on its massive stimulus program for the eurozone, despite an uncertain global trade outlook and signs of slowing growth in the 19-member bloc.
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