Jens Weidmann

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A customer pays for a hot dog in Frankfurt at the start of  2002. The euro’s introduction is remembered as an unsentimental quid pro quo. Photograph: AP/Wolfram Steinberg

Germans are not known for public outbursts of emotion yet many get misty-eyed at the memory of the Deutschmark, which began its long goodbye 20 years (...)

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely  candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, according to economists

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely – but not necessarily the best – candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as presiden(...)

Irish Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mario Draghi’s preferred candidate to head the euro zone’s banking supervisor will try to win over EU lawmakers on Tuesday and overcome an important (...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

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(...)

The leadership of the Single Supervisory Mechanism will change on January 1st. Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank’s next big appointment will cast a shadow that’s long enough to influence who succeeds Mario Draghi as president. Applicati(...)

Daniele Nouy, chair of the supervisory board of the European Central Bank. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The European Central Bank (ECB) has advertised for a new bank supervisory chief, looking for an expert to oversee a bloated and inefficient sector tha(...)

German Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann: a perennial critic of the ECB’s long-standing quantitative easing programme. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Next year there will be a changing of the guard at the European Central Bank as Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann is being tipped to succeed current pres(...)

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann said public discussion of who will succeed Mario Draghi as ECB president had started “much too early”. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Jens Weidmann has signalled he is open to succeeding Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank chief’s strongest hint so (...)

France’s finance minister has signalled Paris has yet to sign off on a German head of the European Central Bank, saying the nomination of a Spaniard f(...)

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