ECB 'permanently alert' says Trichet

European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet said in an interview published Tuesday 27 June the ECB governing council is "permanently alert" and ready to act to counter inflation risks.

"The governing council is permanently alert. We have to be," he said in an interview with four European newspapers -- Corriere della Sera, Helsingin Sanomat, De Volkskrant, and Diario de Noticias.

"We will continue to do what is necessary. Our responsibility is very clear: to ensure price stability and be

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