Tlumočnické nezdary prezidenta ECB

PALO ALTO – Bývaly doby, kdy prezident Evropské centrální banky Jean-Claude Trichet účinně komunikoval s okolním světem. To už je pryč.

Po lednové schůzce Rady guvernérů ECB ledaskdo zdvihl obočí, když Trichet pohrozil, že banka bude jednat „preemptivně“, pokusí-li se odborové svazy promítnout vyšší ceny energií a potravin do nových smluv, čímž by vyvolaly riziko spirály mzdy-ceny.

Tato pohrůžka si vybrala krutou daň na věrohodnosti ECB, neboť zvýšení úrokových sazeb vprostřed nejvážnější finanční krize posledních desetiletí je zjevně absurdní. Nikdo jí nebral vážně a ECB nejenže svou hrozbu měsíc nato odvolala, nýbrž v oblasti úrokových sazeb přijala politiku neutrality.

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