Trichet offers UK support on euro entry

Bank of France governor Jean-Claude Trichet has said he would welcome Britain's participation in the euro single currency at the earliest opportunity.

Source: Financial Times

Britain is welcome to join the euro "as soon as possible", according to the man due to take over as head of the European Central Bank. Jean-Claude Trichet, governor of the Bank of France and the presumed successor to Wim Duisenberg as president of the ECB, said the euro decision was "up to the UK government and people... a

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