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Draghi teaches journalists manners

April 4, 2013

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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, in addition to conveying a dovish yet somewhat obtuse message on the bank’s future policy, taught journalists telephone etiquette.

He was asked about his phone conversation with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, he declined to say anything about the content of the call.

However, Draghi said there was nothing unusual about him taking the call, rejecting the assumption that he was seeking to meddle in Italian politics.

“Usually that’s what you do, that’s what usually humans do. When they call, I respond to them and then that’s it,” Draghi deadpanned. “There is nothing to say about what we discussed.”

Let’s hope he’s as willing to take call next time Reuters wants something clarified.

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