On 4 September, Renew Europe members of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee provided a positive assessment of Christine Lagarde, candidate for the Presidency of the European Central Bank, following her hearing earlier in the day.
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 on the day:
“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.”