The ECB's decision-making has led to many European policymakers finding themselves in a precarious economic situation. Revised forecasts are extremely optimistic, while the bank's vision echoes similar choices made in 2011 that ultimately caused a severe economic downturn within the eurozone. The ECB may well be, slowly but surely, walking into a stagflationary trap.
The ECB has chosen to accept a period of stagflation over the danger of a hard landing and deeper recession. The lesser of two evils, the market's overreaction to the ECB's decision-making is a shocking one that may well be counteracted by the US' own release of data in the coming days.
There's a 15% chance that the ECB's deposit facility interest rate will be negative before 2033, according to the Metaculus prediction community.