European Central Bank council member and Bank of France Governor Jean-Claude Trichet reiterated on Feb. 5, 2001, that a solid euro is in Europe's bests interests. "We call for a solid euro. A solid euro is in the interests of Europe," Trichet said in an interview on CNN. However, he declined to say whether further strengthening of the single currency would damp export-led growth in Europe.
The French central bank governor also repeated the view of ECB President Wim Duisenberg and other top