Trichet backing ECB against meddling

Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank rejected French presidential candidates' criticism of the eurozone central bank, insisting in an article published Sunday 29 April that the majority of French citizens support the bank's actions.

The article in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper also quotes Trichet as defending the euro, saying the single currency has boosted employment in France.

Both Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal have attacked the ECB calling for greater control of the cent