Prodi's pride in the euro

Speaking to the London School of Economics on Monday evening, Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission until October 2004, made some unscripted remarks on the international role of the euro. CentralBankNet reports.

Having just returned from a trip to China, Prodi remarked that the Chinese authorities had a "great interest" in the euro, and had told him that they welcomed the single currency because it "helped to overcome a monopolar world" creating instead a "pluripolar" one. Was th