“The European Central Bank (ECB) injected 17 billion euros into the Italian, Spanish and Greek debt markets between June and July, while allowing its portfolio of German, Dutch and French debt to fall by slightly more, going by calculations by Financial Times based on ECB data,” Report informs, citing The Business Times.

The ECB concluded net purchases under its pandemic-era bond-buying program in March and is now focusing reinvestments of maturing bonds on the bloc’s weaker members.