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Procedure : 2019/0810(NLE)
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Document selected : A9-0008/2019

Texts tabled :

A9-0008/2019

Debates :

PV 17/09/2019 - 3
CRE 17/09/2019 - 3

Votes :

PV 17/09/2019 - 6.1

Texts adopted :

P9_TA(2019)0008

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition
Appointment of the President of the European Central Bank - Candidate: Ms Christine Lagarde
P9_TA-PROV(2019)0008A9-0008/2019

European Parliament decision of 17 September 2019 on the Council recommendation on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank (N9-0023/2019 - C9-0048/2019 – 2019/0810(NLE))

(Consultation)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Council’s recommendation of 9 July 2019(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 (C9‑0048/2019),

–  having regard to Rule 130 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A9-0008/2019),

A.  whereas, by letter of 16 July 2019, the European Council consulted Parliament on the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the President of the European Central Bank for a term of office of eight years, with effect from 1 November 2019;

B.  whereas Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs then proceeded to evaluate the credentials of the candidate, 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 candidate as well as her replies to the written questionnaire that had been sent to her;

C.  whereas the committee subsequently held a two-and-a-half-hour hearing with the candidate on 4 September 2019, at which she made an opening statement and then answered questions put by the members of the committee;

1.  Delivers a favourable opinion on the Council recommendation to appoint Christine Lagarde as 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 235, 12.7.2019, p. 1.

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