Bundesbank chief Welteke pays disputed bill

The president of the Bundesbank sought to head off calls for his resignation on Monday by agreeing to pay back a controversial luxury-hotel bill which was covered by a private bank.

Click here to read the Bundesbank statement, released 5 April

Bundesbank President Ernst Welteke has confirmed he and his family were treated to several suites costing almost EUR 7,700 at Berlin's Hotel Adlon to welcome introduction of the euro as a hard currency at the beginning of 2002.

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