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The ECB’s inflation dilemma: Can Lagarde silence her critics again?

By Martin Arnold

01 May 2023 · 10 min read

Editor's Note

In this extensive report, The FT scrutinizes Christine Lagarde's time as ECB president, her impact on the eurozone economy, and the difficult decisions she faces moving forward.

Christine Lagarde’s partner has asked her to stop changing jobs, the European Central Bank president likes to joke, because each time she begins a new role a major crisis seems to follow.

Soon after becoming French finance minister in 2007, she found herself handling the global financial crisis for which she eventually won plaudits.

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