Bundesbank reform likely despite state fears

GERMANY - The German government's reform of the Bundesbank should take place on schedule in May, despite regional states' fear they will lose their power to shape policy in Europe's monetary union, an official said on Monday.

"The government will get its way," Wolfgang Gerhard, the finance minister of the state of Saxony Anhalt, told Reuters.

The centre-left government last year proposed slimming down management of the once-mighty Bundesbank following the launch of the euro and the creation of