Wim Duisenberg reflects on the euro's 1st birthday

INTERVIEW - It's now been nearly a year since the Jan. 1 introduction of the euro. In an interview with Deutsche Welle Radio on Friday, the president of the European Central Bank takes stock of the euro's success.

Wim Duisenberg has been president of the European Central Bank since 1997. During his five years there, Duisenberg has overseen the smooth introduction of Europe's common currency, the euro, and managed interest rates, prices and inflation in the 12 euro zone countries.


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