facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Draghi says euro is here to stay

Dec. 19, 2011 at 4:23 PM   |   Comments

BRUSSELS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, said Monday the euro is here to stay and it will survive Europe's debt crisis.

"I have no doubts whatsoever about the strength of the euro, about its permanence, about its irreversibility. But you have a lot of people, especially outside the euro area, who spend a lot of time in what I call morbid speculation," Draghi told the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

He said countries that abandoned the euro would be in "a much weaker position," the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.

Draghi said the ECB would stick to its mission of controlling inflation. However, "monetary financing of states" was prohibited by the European Union treaty, he said.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan
2
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
3
Russia doesn't fear Azeri gas, scholar says Russia doesn't fear Azeri gas, scholar says
4
Europe must drop the euro, Germany abandon mercantilism Europe must drop the euro, Germany abandon mercantilism
5
British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback