Liikanen endorsed as Bank of Finland governor

The Parliamentary Supervisory Council of the Bank of Finland has voted to endorse European Commissioner Erkki Liikanen as the Finnish Central Bank's new governor.

Liikanen was chosen over his closest rival Ecofin Council chairman Sixten Korkman by a vote of 7 to 2.

Liikanen is the outgoing EU Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society. He also served as Finland's finance minister in the late-1980s.

The chairman of the Parliamentary Supervisory Council of the Bank of Finland, Olavi Ala-