Top European Central Bank officials saw "no room for complacency" when it came to supporting the economic recovery with continued stimulus at least through the end of the year.
That was the view contained in the written account of the Jan. 19 meeting of the bank's 25-member governing council.
The officials decided it was too early to even think about easing off their stimulus measures and instead stressed their determination to keep pumping newly printed money into the economy.
That supports lending to businesses and economic growth, helping shield the recovery against possible disruption, such as from unexpected political developments.
While some economic signs have pointed up, officials decided that "the fundamental picture remained largely unaltered and there was no room for complacency, as risks and uncertainties had not receded substantially," the account read.