LONDON - Euro zone government bond yields slipped along with the euro on Thursday after the European Central Bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points (bps), as expected.

Germany's 10-year bond yield was last roughly flat at 2.255% , having traded 3 bps higher at 2.283% just before the decision.

The two-year German yield, which is sensitive to interest rate expectations, slipped further and was last down 7 bps to 2.613%, compared to 2.683% before the decision. Yields move inversely to prices.

The euro edged lower after the decision and was last down 0.2% at $1.1039.

The STOXX 600 index maintained losses and was last down 0.9%.

(Reporting by Harry Robertson; editing by Danilo Masoni)