Statement by Lars Heikensten on his resignation

Following his decision to resign after being nominated by the Swedish Government as the Swedish member of the European Court of Auditors, Sveriges Riksbank governor Lars Heikensten made the following statement on Thursday 29 September.

"On Thursday I notified the Chairman of the General Council that I, on account of the Government's decision, wish to step down from my position at the Riksbank no later than 1 March. There are several reasons that I have made this decision. I am looking forward