Villepin wants clarification of ECB role

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin called on Monday 12 December to "clarify the roles" of European Central Bank (ECB), amid talk regarding the recent high levels of the euro.

"The central bank has a premier responsibility to fight against the rise of price and the inflation", but it should "clarify the responsibilities in the field of foreign exchange policy," de Villepin said.

"It is by recovering the margins for maneuver and of sovereignty that the states should do more," he said, ad