FRANKFURT (MNI) – The German government will push for European
Central Bank Governing Council member Yves Mersch to join the ECB’s
Executive Board despite the negative vote in the European Parliament,
German paper Financial Times Deutschland reported on Thursday.

Finance ministers have nominated Mersch after “careful
consideration”, now the European Council must take the corresponding
decision, the newspaper cited government sources as saying.

The ECB also expects Mersch to join the Executive Board, the
newspaper said, citing Eurosystem sources.


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