Eichel tells FAZ Welteke actions 'unacceptable'

Ernst Welteke faced strong criticism from the German government on Tuesday 13 April when the finance minister said in an interview with a German daily that it was unacceptable that the official took a free hotel stay from a private bank under Bundesbank supervision.

Finance Minister Hans Eichel's comments to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ratcheted up a running duel that has put Bundesbank chief Ernst Welteke under pressure to resign.

"I consider it unacceptable that the highest representative

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