Weidmann and Draghi go head to head on ECB policy

Jens Weidmann

Three men at the heart of European monetary policy today gave differing assessments of the policy conducted by the European Central Bank (ECB) to date and where it should go in the future, in impassioned speeches examining the proper role of central banks during a financial and economic crisis.

Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, and Jens Weidmann, his opposite number at the Eurosystem's biggest central bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank, took turns addressing a conference in the German capital of

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