Lautenschläger rejects German stereotypes as she closes in on ECB job


Sabine Lautenschläger will "have her own position" on monetary policy at the European Central Bank (ECB), she told politicians last night, if she – as expected – replaces Jörg Asmussen as the German member on the ECB's executive board.

Lautenschläger looks set to get the job after the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee approved her appointment by 33 votes to 2, following a hearing in Strasbourg.

The committee members were impressed with her extensive experience.

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