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Procedure : 2019/0903(NLE)
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Document selected : A9-0007/2019

Texts tabled :

A9-0007/2019

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Votes :

PV 17/09/2019 - 6.2

Texts adopted :

P9_TA(2019)0009

Texts adopted
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - Strasbourg Final edition
Appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank
P9_TA(2019)0009A9-0007/2019

European Parliament decision of 17 September 2019 on the proposal of the European Central Bank for the appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (N9-0008/2019 – C9-0028/2019 – 2019/0903(NLE))

(Approval)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the proposal of the European Central Bank of 9 April 2019 for the appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (C9-0028/2019),

–  having regard to Article 26(3) of Council Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013 of 15 October 2013 conferring specific tasks on the European Central Bank concerning policies relating to the prudential supervision of credit institutions(1),

–  having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament and the European Central Bank on the practical modalities of the exercise of democratic accountability and oversight over the exercise of the tasks conferred on the ECB within the framework of the Single Supervisory Mechanism(2),

–  having regard to its resolution of 14 March 2019 on gender balance in EU economic and monetary affairs nominations(3),

–  having regard to Rule 131 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A9-0007/2019),

A.  whereas Article 26(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013 provides that the European Central Bank (ECB) is to submit to Parliament its proposal for the appointment of the Vice-Chair of its Supervisory Board for approval and that the Vice-Chair is to be chosen from among the members of the Executive Board of the ECB;

B.  whereas Article 26(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013 provides that appointments to the Supervisory Board in accordance with that Regulation are to respect the principles of gender balance, experience and qualification;

C.  whereas, on 22 November 2012, the European Council appointed Yves Mersch as a member of the Executive Board of the ECB for a term of office of eight years as from 15 December 2012 in accordance with Article 283(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

D.  whereas, in a letter of 9 April 2019, the ECB submitted to Parliament a proposal for the appointment of Yves Mersch as the Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB for the remainder of his term as an Executive Board member until 14 December 2020;

E.  whereas Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs then proceeded to evaluate the credentials of the proposed candidate, in particular in view of the requirements laid down in Article 26(2) and (3) of Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013;

F.  whereas the Committee held a hearing with the proposed candidate on 4 September 2019, at which he made an opening statement and then responded to questions from the members of the Committee;

1.  Approves the appointment of Yves Mersch as Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank;

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

(1) OJ L 287, 29.10.2013, p. 63.
(2) OJ L 320, 30.11.2013, p. 1.
(3) Texts adopted, P8_TA(2019)0211.

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