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Weidmann Says Bundesbank Can Express Its Opinion, FAS Reports

March 24, 2012

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said it’s important for central banks to be able to express independent opinions, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung said, citing an interview.

“If we as the Bundesbank have an opinion, we will say it,” the newspaper quoted Weidmann as saying in an e-mailed preview of an interview to be published tomorrow. “It can’t always be only about calming the markets.”

The independence of the Bundesbank and its European counterparts “can’t be called into question just because it seems convenient during the European crisis,” the newspaper cited Weidmann as saying.

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