ECB’s Nowotny says euro zone policy may need to become expansive

19 Oct, 2015 12:37 pm

WARSAW – The euro zone needs additional measures, possibly looser fiscal policy, to secure economic growth, European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny said in an interview published on Monday.

“This applies to structural reforms and fiscal policy,” he said in an interview with Poland’s Rzeczpospolita.

Asked if he was suggesting that the euro zone’s fiscal policy should be more expansive, he said: “For a considerable time it was restrictive. Now it could be described as neutral, but there may be a need for it to become expansive.” -Reuters

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