Transcript of interview with Ernst Welteke

FEATURE - The FT spoke to Ernst Welteke, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, on his visit to London on Monday 28 April. The interview was published on Wednesday and here we reproduce it in its entirety. He was sceptical about plans to publish the balance of votes from ECB council decisions, an idea suggested by Lucas Papademos.

Q: Over the past few days and weeks the euro has risen, and just today it has gone over 90 cents. Might we now be at a turning point?

A: The exchange rate is not a spe