Wednesday June 3, 2020

Barry J Whyte: You, me and the ECB

How the ECB really runs Europe

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

17th April, 2016
The illuminated sculpture of the euro currency in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt Picture: Arne Dedert/AP

From the top floors of the European Central Bank’s new headquarters in Frankfurt, you can see across the city to the site of the former IG Farben chemicals factory.

Today, the IG Farben building is one of the main buildings of the University of Frankfurt, but 80 years ago it was the headquarters from which the US government installed the administrators of the Marshall Plan, the economic stimulus which distributed $13 billion to...

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