Otmar Issing

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Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Philip Lane will be in charge of monitoring the 19 national economies of the single currency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mario Draghi will likely end his eight years at the helm of the European Central Bank (ECB) helm in October without raising rates once. His last board(...)

Philip Lane’s departure from the Central Bank would create a race for the governorship of the institution. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Philip Lane is poised to win the State’s first executive seat at the European Central Bank (ECB), triggering a succession race t(...)

The European Central Bank in Germany. Photograph: iStock

It seemed like good news for Europe when Sharon Donnery, deputy governor of the Irish Central Bank, made an application to be the top banking supervis(...)

Following the stress tests, the European Central Bank concluded that 25 institutions, nine of them Italian, would need to add a total of €25 billion in capital. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Will the asset quality review and stress tests conducted by the European Central Bank and the European Banking Authority mark a turning point in the e(...)

Otmar Issing, former ECB chief economist: claims that everything would be fine if everyone balanced their budgets and stopped asking for bailouts. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP

An interesting open-air debate has erupted between current and ex-members of the ECB governing council over what to do next. A motley collectio(...)