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  1. Protester Showers ECB Prez in Confetti

    That’s one way to get monetary policy in the headlines. Josephine Witt, a former member of protest group Femen, filed calmly into the ECB’s Frankfurt press conference along with the crowd — and then jumped on Mario Draghi’s desk and dumped papers and confetti on his head while chanting “End ECB Dictatorship.” She was dragged away by security and Draghi finished his address. It’s a silly stunt, but one that illustrates how tense the eurozone is getting about ECB control over poor countries that need access to its cash. 

    Quartz, Bloomberg

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