Challenges for New ECB Head Will Christine Lagarde Pursue Tighter Monetary Policy?

As Christine Lagarde prepares to head the European Central Bank, the ECB's critics are urging her to stop the flow of cheap money. At stake is the economic stability of eurozone member states -- and the savings of millions of ordinary people.
Christine Lagarde, current head of the IMF, is moving to the European Central Bank in November.

Christine Lagarde, current head of the IMF, is moving to the European Central Bank in November.

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The European Central Bank's headquarters in Frankfurt: German experts warn there is a "danger of a politicization of monetary policy."

The European Central Bank's headquarters in Frankfurt: German experts warn there is a "danger of a politicization of monetary policy."

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Will incoming ECB President Lagarde maintain outgoing head Mario Draghi's cheap money policies?

Will incoming ECB President Lagarde maintain outgoing head Mario Draghi's cheap money policies?

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