The European Central Bankdecided this meeting to maintain the benchmark interest rates for the fourth consectuve month at 1.0%, the marginal lending facility at 1.75% and the deposit facility at 0.25%, where the bank was not projected to lower rates below the 1.0% as the bank still attempts to balance between boosting growth and controling inflation, which has been above the target for so long and currently stands at 2.6%