Trichet reacts angrily to criticism


An emotional Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), on Thursday angrily dismissed criticism from a German politician that the eurozone central bank's decision to buy government bonds would bankrupt the region.

In a scathing response to remarks made earlier in the day by Sigmar Gabriel, leader of Germany's opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD), attacking the ECB's Securities Market Programme, Trichet said the ECB should be congratulated, not criticised, for

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