ECB's Duisenberg wins award after euro launch

An awards ceremony Tuesday gave ECB president Wim Duisenberg the title of "Business Leader of the Year" after the successful launch of the euro. There was also a somewhat tongue in cheek prize for Romano Prodi.

The awards were held in Brussels and voted for by readers of the Economist-owned European Voice newspaper. As well as Duisenberg's gong, we were intrigued that European Commission President Romano Prodi, who last month described the EU's Stability and Growth Pact as "stupid," won the "D