Euro crisis: ECB to buy bonds

The European Central Bank has announced plans to calm the euro crisis by buying struggling government bonds in return for "strict and effective" conditions.

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Germany thought to be dissenting voice on ECB euro bond vote

Germany thought to be dissenting voice on ECB euro bond vote Credit: Reuters

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi confirmed that one member of the committee dissented on the decision to buy bonds on the secondary market, but would not confirm who it was. It is known that the Germans have strongly objected to the scheme in the past.

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