ECB Press Conference

PRESS CONFERENCE - Introductory statement by Willem F. Duisenberg, President of the European Central Bank, Christian Noyer, Vice-President of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, 2 May.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Vice-President and I will now report on the outcome of today's meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB.

The Governing Council comprehensively examined monetary, financial and economic developments and also considered the accumulated changes in the economic outlook since it