About: Jean-Claude Trichet

Economy & Jobs 16-01-2019

Leaders call to complete eurozone on currency’s 20th anniversary

As the euro turns 20, leaders of the EU's main institutions called on member states to complete the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union, admitting mistakes were made in managing the eurozone debt crisis.
Future EU 12-01-2017

Védrine calls for ‘EU Plan B’ post-Brexit

Which direction should the European Union take after Brexit? Experts are split over how best to steer the EU through stormy waters. EURACTIV France reports.
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Euro & Finance 09-10-2014

‘Dialogue of the deaf’ threatens Europe

Arnaud Montebourg criticised the fragility of the French-German relationship at a forum on the future of Europe, describing it as a grave cause for concern, along with the rise of nationalist politics. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 18-05-2012

Trichet urges strengthening of monetary union

Europe could strengthen its monetary union by giving European politicians the power to declare a sovereign state bankrupt and take over its fiscal policy, the former head of the European Central Bank said yesterday (17 May) in unveiling a bold proposal to salvage the euro.
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Economy & Jobs 27-10-2011

Eurosummit: post-game analysis

European leaders achieved a breakthrough early on Thursday to write off half of Greece's debt and seek foreign capital to double the eurozone's bailout fund to around €1 trillion. But crucial details on the fund's size were left for finance ministers to decide end of November.
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Euro & Finance 29-08-2011

Trichet eases euro liquidity worries

The European Parliament on Monday expressed broad support and full confidence in the way that the European Central Bank is handling what he says it the worst financial crisis since the second World War. Addressing a packed committee-room in Brussels, ECB chief Jean-Claude Trichet reiterated his view on the need for even more stringent budget reforms in the countries that have adopted the euro.
Euro & Finance 22-06-2010

ECB wants ‘quantum leap’ in EU debt management

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, yesterday (21 June) called for no holds barred reform of the EU's fiscal and macro-economic policy, with deeper and more detailed surveillance of economies that are out of step with the EU's debt targets.