ECB to discuss Greek liquidity ahead of polls

The possibility of Greece needing additional liquidity before or after the January 25 general elections is due to be discussed at a meeting of the European Central Bank’s governing council on Wednesday, sources have told Kathimerini.

The issue of liquidity in Greece, and whether this might be affected by a possible fall in deposits due to political uncertainty, is not part of the main agenda as the ECB has not seen any alarming behavior from Greek savers so far.

It is estimated outflows in December reached around 2.5 billion euros, which was higher than a year earlier but only between 500 million and 1 billion euros.