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Appointment of the President of the ECB

Event date: 29/08/2019

Appointment of the President of the ECB

The President is appointed by the European Council, while the European Parliament and the Bank’s Governing Council are consulted.

​​​​​​​Prior to the vote, the candidate will receive a series of questions for written answer, and be invited to a hearing before the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON). The ECB President is a key figure within the Eurosystem when setting monetary policy for the euro area.

The Presidents were Alexandre Lamfalussy (1994-1997), founding president of the EMI, forerunner of the ECB, Wim Duisenberg (1998-2004), Jean-Claude Trichet (2004-2011) and Mario Draghi (2011-)

 

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Mario DRAGHI appears before the ECON EP Committee in the procedure of the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank

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Jean-Claude TRICHET appears before the ECON EP Committee in the procedure of the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank

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Wim DUISENBERG appears before the ECON EP Committee in the procedure of the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank

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Alexandre LAMFALUSSY appears before ECON EP Committee in the procedure of the appointment of the President of the EMI, Alexandre LAMFALUSSY appears before the Monetary and Economic Affairs Committee of the European Parliament in the procedure of the appointment of the President of the EMI.

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