FRANKFURT (MNI) – European Central Bank Vice President Lucas
Papademos will not appear before the European Parliament this evening as
originally planned, the ECB announced Monday.

“Due to travel disruptions caused by the spread of volcanic ash
from Iceland, Lucas Papademos, Vice-President of the European Central
Bank (ECB), will not be able to present the European Central Bank’s
Annual Report 2009 to the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic
and Monetary Affairs, scheduled at 7 p.m. CET at the European
Parliament,” the ECB said in a written statement.

The Annual Report itself will, however, be made publicly available
at 17:30 GMT as scheduled, the bank said.

–Frankfurt bureau; +49-69-720142;

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