ECB deplores attack on Hungarian cb independence

European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet said late on Monday 25 October that the ECB considers the Hungarian government's proposal to increase its influence over the country's central bank as unacceptable.

"There is at least one element which seems to us not to be acceptable in what is currently being proposed in the (Hungarian) parliament and which will be discussed in the near future," Trichet told the European Parliament.

"The fact that the two vice presidents (of the central bank

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