Renew Europe provide a positive assessment of Christine Lagarde’s candidacy for President of the ECB

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Renew Europe members of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee have today provided a positive assessment of Christine Lagarde, candidate for the Presidency of the European Central Bank, following her hearing this morning.

MEPs from the Economic Affairs Committee are widely expected to vote in favour of Ms Lagarde’s candidacy this evening. There will be a full vote of the European Parliament’s plenary on Lagarde’s candidacy later this month in Strasbourg.

Dacian Cioloș, President of the Renew Europe Group commented today;

“Christine Lagarde made it clear today that helping the people to understand why decisions are made is the ultimate goal and I couldn’t agree more. It will be great to have a first female President of the ECB, which is a long overdue development.”

“I welcome in particular Ms Lagarde’s commitment today to the importance of parliamentary scrutiny of the ECB and its activities. Renew Europe intend to play a key role in this regard. ”

Luis Garicano MEP, Coordinator for Renew Europe on the ECON Committee reacted;

“I am delighted to see a woman of Christine Lagarde’s experience and ability nominated to this job and I wish her good luck with it. I have no doubt she will be a powerful voice at the helm of the ECB and she has my full confidence. ”

Stéphanie Yon-Courtin MEP, Vice President of ECON and Vice-Coordinator of Renew Europe members of the Committee said;

“I am proud to support Christine Lagarde for the first female President of the ECB. For me, Christine Lagarde is a strong advocate of female empowerment.”

“ Ms Lagarde will bring a wealth of experience, along with comprehensive political and diplomatic skills to this role and I am convinced she will be an independent and strong minded President of the ECB.”

ENDS.

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