Bundesbank's new board members approved

GERMANY - The constitution of the Deutsche Bundesbank's new board was settled Friday, a month after lawmakers agreed to adapt the central bank's structure to the era of the European single currency.

The upper house chose four Bundesbank board members who will join four others already picked by the government on an eight-member board to be created 1 May.

The four chosen by the upper house are Franz-Christoph Zeitler, Hans Reckers, Hans-Helmut Kotz and Edgar Meister, each a member of the current