The President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, said policy measures announced today, including a drop in the main Eurozone interest rate, will help stimulate European economies.
Mr Draghi told a press conference in Frankfurt: "We decided on a combination of measures to provide additional monetary policy accommodation and to support lending to the real economy."
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is backing the scheme.
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