European Debt Crisis The Hidden Risks Lurk in ECB's Accounts

Some economists warn that the German central bank faces hidden liabilities of 500 billion euros in the form of unsettled claims within the European payments settlement system, and could lose that sum if the euro zone breaks apart. According to SPIEGEL, the German government has said it sees no such risks. But a Greek euro exit could still cost the German central bank billions.
Paint thrown at the sign of the Greek central bank: does it owe more than 100 billion euros?

Paint thrown at the sign of the Greek central bank: does it owe more than 100 billion euros?

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