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Euro zone needs more ambitious reforms -Trichet

business Updated: Oct 16, 2010 19:49 IST

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said on Saturday that more ambitious reforms of European Union budget rules were needed for the euro zone than those proposed by the European Commission.

"A number of the commission's proposals are going in the right direction, but for the euro area more ambitious reforms are needed to ensure the smooth functioning of monetary union," Trichet said at the World Policy Conference in Marrakesh.

Trichet said all deadlines under the excessive deficit procedure should be "significantly reduced" and sanctions should be applied "quasi-automatically".