The ECB turns 25, Lagarde celebrates with Draghi and a cake: “Whatever it cakes!”

“Whatever it cakes!”. On the official Twitter profile of the president of the ECB, Christine Lagarde, a photo of her appeared smiling, while she cuts a cake. At her side are her two predecessors at the helm of the Eurotower: Jean-Claude Trichet and Mario Draghi who smiles in front of her famous quote “revisited”, for the occasion, and mangled in a festive key. At the center of the cake is a gigantic number 25: in fact, a quarter of a century has passed since the birth of the European Central Bank and yesterday a hundred guests gathered in Frankfurt for the anniversary.

The presidents of the other European institutions were present

Among those present were the presidents of the other European institutions – Roberta Metsola, Charles Michel, Ursula von der Leyen – up to the German chancellor Olaf Scholz and the Italian economy minister, Giancarlo Giorgetti. In his speech, Lagarde insisted on the major crises that the ECB had to face over the course of twenty-five years, however always emerging “stronger”. With the single currency that has been able to guarantee “stability, sovereignty and solidarity with Europe”.