Spain's de Guindos says he will defend independence of European Central Bank

Spain's de Guindos says he will defend independence of European Central Bank

Spain's de Guindos says he will defend independence of European Central Bank

"Some groups expressed reservations for Minister De Guindos' appointment", he added in a statement.

"I want to wish him every success in his future new role". ECB President Mario Draghi's term will end by late 2019.

Before entering the government, De Guindos led the Iberian unit of Lehman Brothers between 2006 and 2008 before the investment bank collapsed.

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Another doubt about De Guindos' appointment has revolved around his current position As Spanish Ministry of Economy which has been considered an impediment in maintaining the independence of the European Central Bank.

He said the final decision by EU Leaders is expected be taken at a summit in March, after consulting the ECB and the European Parliament.

De Guindos, who will step down as minister if confirmed, stressed earlier this month that he has always defended the independence of the European Central Bank and "would continue to do it if I am selected".

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Spain, the euro zone's fourth-largest economy, has not had a representative on the executive board of the European Central Bank since Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo's term ended in 2012.

However when asked if Professor Lane could be a candidate to become the ECB's chief economist, Mr Donohoe said they would take things "election by election".

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