Germany supports former Polish PM as OECD chief

Outgoing German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said recently that both he and designated chancellor Angelor Merkel supported former Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka as the new chief of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

"Marek Belka is qualified for the office of OECD secretary general both as a person and given his professional skills," Schroeder said in a statement.

Schroeder, who was replaced by Merkel this week, said he had called Belka to express his support for him