Sarkozy calls for more transparency at ECB

French finance minister Nicolas Sarkozy has called on the European Central Bank (ECB) to publish records of its debates and votes when setting interest rates, in the interests of transparency.

According to Le Monde, Mr Sarkozy said, "It is important that an independent European body communicates how its decisions are taken, not just to the markets but also to the citizens. In a democracy, it is important that this is explained".

"There is no longer any reason not to publish the votes of those who

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