The European Central Bank expects a gradual recovery next year, provided the economic policy measures announced earlier are introduced in a rapid and highly professional manner, President of the ECB, Jean-Claude Trichet said in an interview to Italian Newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore on Thursday.

Further, Trichet said the main refinancing operation rate can go down from the present level. As regards the deposit facility rate, he said it is already at an extremely low level and sees no change in that level in the period to come.

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