ECB Rome meeting: questions and answers

In the exceptional circumstances of the war Wim Duisenberg said it is not possible at this time to assess what effect conflict will have on the global economy. "The outlook for the basic elements of price stability remain in place and accordingly we decided to keep interest rates unchanged," he told the ECB's post meeting press conference.

Introductory statement by Willem F. Duisenberg, President of the European Central Bank, Lucas Papademos, Vice-President of the European Central Bank, with a