He pointedly said: "One thing is clear: the ECB
obeys the law, not the politicians. "Or, as one of my predecessors put it, it is normal for politicians to comment on our actions. In comments patently meant for German policymakers he also warned that a perception that the ECB
's independence was "under attack can unsettle businesses and consumers". Mario Draghi has used an interview with German newspaper Bild to again defend his policies after criticism from Germany.