EU Parliament approves Gonzalez-Paramo to ECB

The European Parliament on Monday 19 April endorsed Spain's Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo to succeed ECB board member Eugenio Domingo Solans next month.

The European Parliament vote was 363 in favour, 113 against, with 52 abstentions.

Prior to the vote Christa Randzio-Plath, Chairwoman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, said that it was necessary for Parliament to give a clear indication of the way forward:

She continued by saying that "a positive vote will be a boost for the legit