ECB mulls voting change due to EU enlargement

European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg admitted for the first time on Mar 5, 2001 that European Union expansion could blunt the effectiveness of ECB policy-making and the bank's structure may need to adapt.

In testimony to the European Parliament in Brussels, Duisenberg insisted however that any modifications to the make up of the bank's interest-rate setting governing council would not have to be made for "some time", potentially putting the ECB on collision course with the wishes of

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