ECB statement on Wim Duisenberg's death

The European Central Bank released a statement on Sunday 31 July following news of the death of former ECB president Wim Duisenberg.

The Governing Council, the General Council, the Executive Board and all the members of staff of the European Central Bank are deeply grieved to learn that their former President, Dr. Willem F. Duisenberg, has passed away today.

The first President of the European Central Bank played a considerable role in the construction of Europe. He played a decisive role in s