ECB's Trichet on EU and euro area enlargement

In the speech 'Looking at EU and euro area enlargement from a central banker's angle: the views of the ECB' given on 27 February Jean-Claude Trichet of the ECB said the 10 new EU member states need to show 'high vigilance' on inflation and cut their fiscal deficits as they prepare to eventually adopt the euro.

'While in some countries inflation is currently below the euro area level, inflation dynamics require high vigilance in some of the fastest growing countries,' Trichet said.

'To limit the

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