Trichet reaches out to German public


The European Central Bank's (ECB) unprecedented entry into bond markets has been accompanied by concerted efforts to justify the decision to the German public.

Jean-Claude Trichet, the central bank's president, has moved to explain and justify the ECB's foray into bond purchases in three separate interviews with German media outlets in the past week.

Last Wednesday, Trichet reassured Handelsblatt, a business newspaper, that the extraordinary measure would not weaken the ECB's inflation focus. "P

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