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PV 14/03/2018 - 8.3

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P8_TA(2018)0071

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - Strasbourg Final edition
Appointment of the Vice-President of the European Central Bank
P8_TA(2018)0071A8-0056/2018

European Parliament decision of 14 March 2018 on the Council recommendation for appointment of the Vice-President of the European Central Bank (N8-0053/2018 – C8-0040/2018 – 2018/0804(NLE))

(Consultation)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Council’s recommendation of 20 February 2018 (N8-0053/2018)(1),

–  having regard to Article 283(2), second subparagraph, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the European Council consulted Parliament (C8‑0040/2018),

–  having regard to Rule 122 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A8-0056/2018),

A.  whereas, by letter of 22 February 2018, the European Council consulted Parliament on the nomination of Luis de Guindos as Vice-President of the European Central Bank for a term of office of eight years, with effect from 1 June 2018;

B.  whereas Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs then proceeded to evaluate the credentials of the nominee, in particular in view of the requirements laid down in Article 283(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB pursuant to Article 130 of that Treaty; whereas in carrying out that evaluation, the committee received a curriculum vitae from the nominee as well as his replies to the written questionnaire that had been sent to him;

C.  whereas the committee subsequently held a one-and-a-quarter-hour hearing with the nominee on 26 February 2018, at which he made an opening statement and then responded to questions from the members of the committee;

D.  whereas Parliament expresses concerns regarding gender balance, the selection procedure, the timing of the appointment and political independence, and requests that the Council engage in a dialogue with Parliament as regards how to improve the process for upcoming appointments;

1.  Delivers a favourable opinion on the Council recommendation to appoint Luis de Guindos as Vice-President of the European Central Bank;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the European Council, the Council and the governments of the Member States.

(1) OJ C 67, 22.2.2018, p. 1.

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