ECB won't tolerate being a political football

According to this article from Reuters, published Wednesday 24 January, the European Central Bank has mounted its strongest defence so far against recent attacks on its independence from politicians.

"The ECB's independence has come under sustained attack from French politicians on the left and the right in recent months in the run-up to presidential elections in April and May," the article notes.

"This is an unpleasant discussion, it does not make the difficult job of the ECB any easier," the

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