Trichet calls Stark a 'remarkable person'

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet described Bundesbank Vice President Juergen Stark as a remarkable candidate for the ECB's Executive Board on Monday 20 February .

Asked about his nomination to replace Otmar Issing at the ECB, Trichet defended Stark at a hearing before the economics committee in Brussels.

"I heard things here and there that are not gentle, and I only want to say that Juergen Stark, whom I know very very well, is a remarkable person, that he has occupied extrem