Thomson Financial News - Let me say clearly that I consider a situation in which the central bank would reduce its interest rate with a view to strengthening asset prices and banks' balance sheets the case of the Eurosystem, simply unthinkable. This is a situation that would obviously open up issues of moral hazard and that no central bank committed to price stability would ever contemplate. Let me...reassure the concerns of those who believe that we might be tempted to temporarily forgo our commitment to price stability out of worries about financial market developments -- this is a temptation that neither I nor my colleagues at the ECB's governing council have ever experienced.