Interview with Otmar Issing

In an interview published Thursday 1 June, outgoing ECB chief economist Otmar Issing said his parting message to his ECB colleagues was to get to grips with inflation.

"Don't let the inflation monster out of the pickle jar where we've imprisoned it," said Issing, 70, in an interview with Bloomberg at the ECB on Wednesday, his last day at the bank.

Issing did not comment on the outlook for interest rates, but said that growth in the euro zone is "broadly based."

He told the newswire he plans to be a

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