22 nov.: EDF :: distribution en numéraire d'un acompte sur dividende de 0,..
23 nov.: Intervest Retail NV: Intervest Retail annonce le placement privé ..
23/11/2012 01:05:00

Yves Mersch Appointed to ECB Executive Board

BRUSSELS--Yves Mersch, the governor of Luxembourg's central bank, was confirmed as a member of the European Central Bank's executive board after euro-zone government heads approved the appointment, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said in the early hours of Friday.

Mr. Van Rompuy confirmed the move in a tweet shortly after a person familiar with the matter said Mr. Mersch's appointment was approved.

The decision brings to an end a tortuous confirmation process that started when Mr. Mersch was first nominated by member states in July.

Mr. Mersch's pick was opposed by the European Parliament because it meant there would be no women either on the executive board or on the ECB's governing council. The six-person executive board is a key policy-steering body for the ECB.

A further attempt to confirm Mr. Mersch in the job failed last month when it was blocked by Spain, forcing the issue onto the agenda of this week's summit of European leaders on the European Union's multiyear budget.

However this week's vote needed backing by only a qualified majority of member states meaning no country had a veto.

ECB officials have repeatedly said it is important to move quickly to appoint Mr. Mersch in order to ensure the executive board is at full strength.

Reacting to the appointment, Sharon Bowles, the chairman of the European Parliament's economic and monetary affairs committee, criticized the move.

"The ECB now has a member on its highest board without a democratically established mandate. Today, the EU's heads of state have sent a clear signal of what their idea of a democratic process is: a tool to be upheld in form and discarded when its truths are inconvenient," she said.

-Write to Laurence Norman at Laurence.norman@dowjones.com

Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

November 22, 2012 19:05 ET (00:05 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

22 nov.: EDF :: distribution en numéraire d'un acompte sur dividende de 0,..
23 nov.: Intervest Retail NV: Intervest Retail annonce le placement privé ..

Envoyer un commentaire

Related debate

  • 1 semaine
  • 1 mois
  • 1 an
29 août
FING-B
MENA - du kender vist godt den atomare størrelse af min respekt for dig og dine evige meningsløse sm..
30
25 août
GEN
Stop nu det mobberi GW   Jeg elsker at følge den aktie, og det er så trist at du altid skal hævde di..
24
30 août
OMXC20
  Hvis du gerne vil øge din chance for at undgå at lade dig påvirke til dårlige investeringsbeslutni..
22
30 août
GEN
Lad os bare tage den primitive udregning en gang mere for GW og CO:   I USA + de 5 største europæris..
21
29 août
FING-B
 Fra i dag - https://play.borsen.dk/klip/57c2eeecd99b63192e1f27dc   Min kommentar. Børsklippet viser..
19
26 août
FING-B
Når Nordea alene i deres analyse tager udgangspunkt i konkurrencesituationen flere år fremme i tiden..
18
24 août
ZEAL
I Solothum uden for Bern i Svejts ligger en fabrik, hvor der er blevet investeret 50 mio CHF det sen..
17
29 août
ZEAL
EI debat er efterhånden et UTROLIGT sørgeligt foretagende... mudderkastning fra ende til anden... i ..
16
29 août
BAVA
Jeg må antage, dit kendskab er beskedent, og du derfor ikke kan udnytte denne unikke chance for at s..
14
30 août
OMXC20
du har nu overgået dig selv,, mht idiotiske kommentarer.   Tillykke.
13

Actualité la plus lue

  • 24 heures
  • 48 heures
  • 1 semaine
1
SYSTRAN lance son moteur "Purely Neural MT", une révolution pour le marché de la traduction automatique
2
CREDIT AGRICOLE DU MORBIHAN : Mise à disposition du Rapport financier semestriel 2016
3
GLOBAL BIOENERGIES : IBN-One confie son avant-projet détaillé à Technip et IPSB pour la première usine de conversion de ressources renouvelables en isobutène
4
ATARI : ROLLERCOASTER TYCOON WORLD(TM) BENEFICIE D'UNE NOUVELLE FONCTIONNALITE MAJEURE
5
Deux nouveaux modèles de carillons Thomson

Buy and sell signals

  • Tendance
  • Moneymachine
Acheter
Vendre
Acheter
Vendre
Acheter
Vendre

Droit d'auteur Euroinvestor A/S 2016   Mentions légales et conditions d'utilisation
Information sur les cours fournies par Interactive Data.
Les données sont différées de 15 à 20 minutes selon les accords avec les différentes bourses internationales.
 
mercredi 31 août 2016 07:58:06
(UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20160826.1 - EUROWEB6 - 2016-08-31 07:58:06 - 2016-08-31 07:58:06 - 4 - Website: OKAY