Europe's economy has become less dependent on U.S. developments since the launch of the euro in January 1999, Bank of France Governor Jean-Claude Trichet, a member of the European Central Bank's (ECB) Governing Council, said in an interview published Dec 22.
"It is used to be the said that when the U.S. caught a cold, Europe got pneumonia," Trichet told German business daily Handelsblatt. "Those times are over." "With 300 millions consumers the European common market has reached a critical mas
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