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Trichet like a broken record when what we need is fresh thinking

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Jean-Claude Trichet ended his near decade-long tenure as head of the European Central Bank exactly two-and-a-half years ago. Time and semi-retirement have not changed him.

On Tuesday the Frenchman gave a rare speech in Brussels. Despite no longer having the responsibility of having to weigh his every word, he repeats the same mantras of officialdom he used while in office.


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