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"Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough."

One year ago, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi calmed market fears the euro zone was nearing its last days with his promise to do "whatever it takes" to preserve the single currency. Today, European stock markets are 15 percent higher, peripheral bond yields are down, and countries such as Spain, Italy and Portugal are able to issue debt on the public markets.

To mark the "one-year" anniversary, CNBC takes a look at Draghi's other memorable moments as ECB chief, from his appointment in November 2011, to his first-ever "forward guidance" statement this month.

By Katy Barnato

Posted 26th of July 2013

Daniel Roland | AFP