The ECB and the Common Currency Jean-Claude Trichet's Lonely Fight to Save the Euro

Jean-Claude Trichet's term as president of the European Central Bank will soon be coming to an end. But his final months in office may end up being his most difficult. His task is to save Europe's common currency -- and to do that, he must convince rich EU countries to cough up even more money.
Jean-Claude Trichet has made saving the euro his life's work.

Jean-Claude Trichet has made saving the euro his life's work.

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Translated from the German by Josh Ward