The European Central Bank had initially called-off plans to publish speeches by two of its top officials, though one of the sets of remarks was later published.

Vítor Constâncio, the ECB’s vice president, is set to speak at the Swedish Banker’s Association in Stockholm this afternoon.

While Mr Constancio is speaking at a public event, Yves Mersch, another member of the ECB’s executive board, will address a private audience at a dinner speech in the UK later today.

The ECB has originally said on its website that it would publish the text of both sets of remarks. However, the references to this were removed from the website on Thursday afternoon.

A spokesperson initially confirmed that neither of the speeches was set to be published. However, the spokesperson said late this afternoon that the bank will publish Mr Mersch’s remarks this evening. The spokesperson said that journalists had been present at Mr Constâncio’s speech.

The ECB has come up for criticism in the past after market sensitive remarks in a speech from Benoît Cœuré, executive board member, were published with a delay of several hours.

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