Pension plans could limit Greek independence: ECB

The European Central Bank (ECB) has spoken out against the plans to reform Greece's pension system, which sparked a strike at the country's central bank earlier this month.

The ECB issued a legal opinion on Wednesday 19 March stating that the planned reforms, on which parliament is set to vote on Thursday, threatened to hamper the central bank's independence.

The ECB said it was concerned that plans for the Bank of Greece to make annual contributions to a state-run pension fund could undermin