The stars of the European Union (EU) sit on banners flying outside the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. (Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

ECB Under Pressure as Inflation Slows More Than Forecast

(Bloomberg) -- Euro-area inflation eased more than expected in May, piling further pressure on European Central Bank policy makers as they assess a deepening slowdown and the need for stimulus.