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ECB statement

Introductory statement to the press conference. By Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB. Ladies and gentlemen, the Vice-President and I are very pleased to welcome you to our press conference. We will now report on the outcome of today’s meeting of the Governing Council, which was also attended by the [...]

Press conference: ECB Monetary policy decisions

Introductory statement. By Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank. Ladies and gentlemen, the Vice-President and I are very pleased to welcome you to our press conference. We will report on the outcome of today’s meeting of the Governing Council, which was also attended by Commissioner Rehn. Based on its regular economic and monetary [...]

Why did nobody stop Gordon Brown?

Another memoir from a former member of Brown’s government adds brushstroke detail and depth to his monster status. The third reaction on reading Alistair Darling’s memoir, after enjoying the quality of the writing and the nicely understated humour, is to wonder again how Gordon Brown was ever allowed to be Prime Minister. Of course, we [...]

Economic and monetary affairs of the European Parliament

Hearing at the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. Introductory statement by Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the ECB, Brussels, 29 August 2011. Also the webcast. Dear Madam Chair, Dear Honourable Members, Thank you very much for the invitation to the exchange of views today. You asked me to begin with a [...]

Economist debate: The euro and Europe

This house believes that the euro, as a single currency, is dividing Europe and should be abolished. The voting pattern for this motion has been remarkably consistent, no matter the sharpness of the arguments: a clear majority is against breaking up the euro. The motion has been defeated; it is clear that this house does [...]

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