Belgian governor gets temporary extension to time in office

Central bank council “deeply regrets” government’s failure to agree on reappointing Wunsch

Pierre Wunsch
National Bank of Belgium governor Pierre Wunsch
Photo: National Bank of Belgium

The Belgian central bank’s governing body has temporarily extended the governor’s time in office while the government decides whether it will renew his term.  

The National Bank of Belgium’s (NBB) council has given a temporary extension to governor Pierre Wunsch’s term, it announced on January 2. Wunsch’s first term as NBB governor expired on January 1 and the government has not agreed whether to reappoint him. 

The council said it “deeply regrets” that “the federal government did not renew his

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