Bank of France to get public service contract

A draft contract covering the Bank of France's public service obligations for the period 2003-2006 has been drawn up. This is the first such contract to be drawn up by the central bank and the state.

Source: Le Monde

French finance minister Francis Mer and public service minister Jean-Paul Delevoye have agreed on a draft contract for Bank of France, which covers the central bank's public service obligations for the period 2003-2006. The ministers hope to sign the contract, along with Jean-Claud