McCreevy set to support Austrian ECB candidate

Ireland is likely to support Austrian central bank deputy governor Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell's candidacy for a place on the ECB board.

Source: Irish Times

Minister for Finance, Mr McCreevy, has said he will support Austria's candidate for a position on the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Mr McCreevy told reporters Tuesday that Ms Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, a deputy governor at the Austrian central bank, had won his support because she 'very adequately qualified' for the role.

Ms

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