The European Central Bank's chief economist, Otmar Issing, is not scheduled to retire until May 2006. The only certainty about his successor at the moment is that he or she will be a German, according to this article. Current practice is blatantly unfair, because it excludes candidates from small countries from competing for the vacated seats, it argues.
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