Woman may join Germany's 'Five Wise Men'

For the first time a woman looks set to be appointed to the German government's so-called "Five Wise Men" panel of independent economic advisors, an economy ministry spokesman said.

She will fill the position left vacant by Axel Weber, who was recently appointed by the German government as the Bundesbank's new president to replace Ernst Welteke.

"The ministry will propose to the cabinet that Beatrice Weder di Mauro be appointed as new advisor," a spokesman told AFP.

Weder has taught economic po

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