France is properly positioned to take the ECB’s high job after Draghi
Benoit Coeure, govt board member of the European Central Financial institution (ECB).
The identical official talked about that France has multiple potential candidate and that Germany is extra inclined to hunt the presidency of the European Fee, the EU’s govt arm, which additionally turns into accessible this yr.
There are two potential French names circulating in European corridors: Benoit Coeure, who’s a French economist and at the moment serves as a member of the manager board of the ECB; and Francois Villeroy de Galhau, who’s France’s present central financial institution governor. Each have mentioned they might be eager to succeed Draghi, if requested, in keeping with Bloomberg.
A second EU official, who additionally determined to stay nameless, advised CNBC the choice is completely exterior the palms of the ECB. “European leaders must resolve,” the official mentioned.
A 3rd European official advised CNBC that it is “too early” to know who will exchange Draghi, however believed that the French authorities was deciding whether or not to place ahead its candidates.