Spain Should Solve Its Own Problems: German Bank Chief
Jens Weidmann, a policymaker at the European Central Bank and head of Germany's Bundesbank, said Spain should look upon its rising bond yields as a signal that it needs to fix its own problems and not look to the ECB for help via bond purchases.
ECB Gets Two New Members
The European Central Bank gained two new members on Jan. 1, and which of them will accede to the position of chief economist, vacated by Juergen Stark in 2011, remains to be seen.
France Nominates Treasury Official for ECB Board
France has nominated its second-highest Treasury official, Benoit Coeure, to a seat on the European Central Bank’s six-member executive board. If Coeure is appointed, he would once again give France a voice in the ECB’s policies and decisions.