Issing brands calls for detailed ECB minutes disclosure ‘absurd'

European Central Bank

Publishing the minutes of the European Central Bank's (ECB) governing council meetings, including the reasons behind each member's vote – as advocated earlier this week by ECB executive board member Jörg Asmussen – would be "absurd", according to former ECB chief economist Otmar Issing.

Issing told CentralBanking.com that such a move would "start an endless debate, which is very risky for the reputation and for the European approach" of the ECB, which "has to conduct monetary policy for the euro

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