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2012/0806(NLE) European Central Bank (ECB): appointment of Yves Mersch as member of the Executive Board

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RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ECON BOWLES Sharon (icon: ALDE ALDE)
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2012/12/08
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to appoint a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

NON LEGISLATIVE ACT: European Council Decision 2012/758/EU appointing a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

CONTENT: following the expiry of the term of office of Mr José Manuel GONZÁLEZ-PÁRAMO, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, on 31 May 2012, the European Council wishes to appoint in his place Mr Yves MERSCH who, in its view, fulfils all the requirements set out in Article 283(2) of the Treaty,

Mr Yves MERSCH’s appointment is for a term of office of eight years as from 15 December 2012.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 22/11/2012.

2012/11/22
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2012/11/22
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2012/10/25
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2012/10/25
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament decided to deliver a negative opinion on the Council recommendation for the appointment of Yves MERSCH as Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Mr MERSCH’s appointment was rejected by Parliament by 325 votes to 300, with 49 abstentions.

To recap, Mr MERSCH (LU) was evaluated by the parliamentary committee in accordance with Article 238 (2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB in the area of monetary policy pursuant to Article 130 TFEU. During his hearing by the competent parliamentary committee, Members considered that the nominee is of recognised standing and has the professional qualification and experience in monetary and banking matters needed to exercise the functions of a Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

However, Parliament stresses that from the creation of the ECB, until the departure of Ms TUMPEL-GUGERELL, there had always been a female member of the Executive Board of the ECB . It considers therefore that it is necessary, irrespective of the qualities of the candidate in question, to promote a female candidate. Given that the terms of office of the current Executive Board of the ECB extends to 2018, the Executive Board is potentially void of gender diversity until that date.

Members also recall that the President of the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of the European Council on 19 September, asking him to ensure that all Union institutions under his responsibility should implement concrete measures to ensure gender balance. They also recall that, on 7 March 2011, the European Council adopted the European Pact for Gender Equality for the period 2011-2020.

As a result, Parliament has decided to deliver a negative opinion on the appointment of Yves MERSCH . It calls on the Council to withdraw its recommendation and for a new one to be submitted to Parliament.

Documents
2012/10/22
   EP - Vote in committee
2012/10/22
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs adopted the report by Sharon BOWLES (ALDE, UK) calling on the European Parliament to deliver a negative opinion on the Council recommendation to appoint Yves Mersch as a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Mr Mersch (LU) was evaluated by the parliamentary committee in accordance with Article 238 (2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB in the area of monetary policy pursuant to Article 130 TFEU.

Members consider that the nominee is of recognised standing and has the professional qualification and experience in monetary and banking matters needed to exercise the functions of a Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

However, Members stress that from the creation of the ECB, until the departure of Ms Tumpel-Gugerell, there had always been a female member of the Executive Board of the ECB .

They consider therefore that it is necessary, irrespective of the candidate’s qualities, to promote a female candidate. According to Members, gender diversity in boards and governments ensure broader competence and wider perspectives.

Given that the terms of office of the current Executive Board of the ECB extend to 2018, the Executive Board is potentially void of gender diversity until that date.

Members recall that the President of the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of the European Council on 19 September, asking him to ensure that all Union institutions under his responsibility should implement concrete measures to ensure gender balance.

This is why Members have delivered a negative opinion on Mr Mersch’s candidacy and call on the Council for a new one to be submitted to Parliament.

Documents
2012/10/18
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2012/10/17
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2012/09/11
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2012/08/20
   EP - BOWLES Sharon (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in ECON
2012/07/16
   CSL - Legislative proposal
Documents
2012/07/16
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Documents

Documents

AmendmentsDossier
5 2012/0806(NLE)
2012/10/18 ECON 5 amendments...
source: PE-498.019

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  • date: 2012-10-25T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=22105&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2012-10-25T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2012-396 title: T7-0396/2012 summary: The European Parliament decided to deliver a negative opinion on the Council recommendation for the appointment of Yves MERSCH as Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB). Mr MERSCH’s appointment was rejected by Parliament by 325 votes to 300, with 49 abstentions. To recap, Mr MERSCH (LU) was evaluated by the parliamentary committee in accordance with Article 238 (2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB in the area of monetary policy pursuant to Article 130 TFEU. During his hearing by the competent parliamentary committee, Members considered that the nominee is of recognised standing and has the professional qualification and experience in monetary and banking matters needed to exercise the functions of a Member of the Executive Board of the ECB. However, Parliament stresses that from the creation of the ECB, until the departure of Ms TUMPEL-GUGERELL, there had always been a female member of the Executive Board of the ECB . It considers therefore that it is necessary, irrespective of the qualities of the candidate in question, to promote a female candidate. Given that the terms of office of the current Executive Board of the ECB extends to 2018, the Executive Board is potentially void of gender diversity until that date. Members also recall that the President of the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of the European Council on 19 September, asking him to ensure that all Union institutions under his responsibility should implement concrete measures to ensure gender balance. They also recall that, on 7 March 2011, the European Council adopted the European Pact for Gender Equality for the period 2011-2020. As a result, Parliament has decided to deliver a negative opinion on the appointment of Yves MERSCH . It calls on the Council to withdraw its recommendation and for a new one to be submitted to Parliament.
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    The European Parliament decided to deliver a negative opinion on the Council recommendation for the appointment of Yves MERSCH as Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

    Mr MERSCH’s appointment was rejected by Parliament by 325 votes to 300, with 49 abstentions.

    To recap, Mr MERSCH (LU) was evaluated by the parliamentary committee in accordance with Article 238 (2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB in the area of monetary policy pursuant to Article 130 TFEU. During his hearing by the competent parliamentary committee, Members considered that the nominee is of recognised standing and has the professional qualification and experience in monetary and banking matters needed to exercise the functions of a Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

    However, Parliament stresses that from the creation of the ECB, until the departure of Ms TUMPEL-GUGERELL, there had always been a female member of the Executive Board of the ECB. It considers therefore that it is necessary, irrespective of the qualities of the candidate in question, to promote a female candidate. Given that the terms of office of the current Executive Board of the ECB extends to 2018, the Executive Board is potentially void of gender diversity until that date.

    Members also recall that the President of the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of the European Council on 19 September, asking him to ensure that all Union institutions under his responsibility should implement concrete measures to ensure gender balance. They also recall that, on 7 March 2011, the European Council adopted the European Pact for Gender Equality for the period 2011-2020.

    As a result, Parliament has decided to deliver a negative opinion on the appointment of Yves MERSCH. It calls on the Council to withdraw its recommendation and for a new one to be submitted to Parliament.

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    The European Parliament decided to deliver a negative opinion on the Council recommendation for the appointment of Yves MERSCH as Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

    Mr MERSCH’s appointment was rejected by Parliament by 325 votes to 300, with 49 abstentions.

    To recap, Mr MERSCH (LU) was evaluated by the parliamentary committee in accordance with Article 238 (2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB in the area of monetary policy pursuant to Article 130 TFEU. During his hearing by the competent parliamentary committee, Members considered that the nominee is of recognised standing and has the professional qualification and experience in monetary and banking matters needed to exercise the functions of a Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

    However, Parliament stresses that from the creation of the ECB, until the departure of Ms TUMPEL-GUGERELL, there had always been a female member of the Executive Board of the ECB. It considers therefore that it is necessary, irrespective of the qualities of the candidate in question, to promote a female candidate. Given that the terms of office of the current Executive Board of the ECB extends to 2018, the Executive Board is potentially void of gender diversity until that date.

    Members also recall that the President of the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of the European Council on 19 September, asking him to ensure that all Union institutions under his responsibility should implement concrete measures to ensure gender balance. They also recall that, on 7 March 2011, the European Council adopted the European Pact for Gender Equality for the period 2011-2020.

    As a result, Parliament has decided to deliver a negative opinion on the appointment of Yves MERSCH. It calls on the Council to withdraw its recommendation and for a new one to be submitted to Parliament.

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    • PURPOSE: to appoint a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

      NON LEGISLATIVE ACT: European Council Decision 2012/758/EU appointing a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

      CONTENT: following the expiry of the term of office of Mr José Manuel GONZÁLEZ-PÁRAMO, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, on 31 May 2012, the European Council wishes to appoint in his place Mr Yves MERSCH who, in its view, fulfils all the requirements set out in Article 283(2) of the Treaty,

      Mr Yves MERSCH’s appointment is for a term of office of eight years as from 15 December 2012.

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      The European Parliament decided to deliver a negative opinion on the Council recommendation for the appointment of Mr YVES MERSCH as Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

      Mr MERSCH’s appointment was rejected by Parliament by 325 votes to 300, with 49 abstentions.

      To recap, Mr Mersch (LU) was evaluated by the parliamentary committee in accordance with Article 238 (2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB in the area of monetary policy pursuant to Article 130 TFEU. During his hearing by the competent parliamentary committee, Members considered that the nominee is of recognised standing and has the professional qualification and experience in monetary and banking matters needed to exercise the functions of a Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

      However, Parliament stresses that from the creation of the ECB, until the departure of Ms Tumpel-Gugerell, there had always been a female member of the Executive Board of the ECB. It considers therefore that it is necessary, irrespective of the qualities of the candidate in question, to promote a female candidate. Given that the terms of office of the current Executive Board of the ECB extends to 2018, the Executive Board is potentially void of gender diversity until that date.

      Members also recall that the President of the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of the European Council on 19 September, asking him to ensure that all Union institutions under his responsibility should implement concrete measures to ensure gender balance. They also recall that, on 7 March 2011, the European Council adopted the European Pact for Gender Equality for the period 2011-2020.

      As a result, Parliament has decided to deliver a negative opinion on the appointment of Mr. MERSCH. It calls on the Council to withdraw its recommendation and for a new one to be submitted to Parliament.

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      The European Parliament decided to deliver a negative opinion on the Council recommendation for the appointment of Yves MERSCH as Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

      Mr MERSCH’s appointment was rejected by Parliament by 325 votes to 300, with 49 abstentions.

      To recap, Mr MERSCH (LU) was evaluated by the parliamentary committee in accordance with Article 238 (2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB in the area of monetary policy pursuant to Article 130 TFEU. During his hearing by the competent parliamentary committee, Members considered that the nominee is of recognised standing and has the professional qualification and experience in monetary and banking matters needed to exercise the functions of a Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

      However, Parliament stresses that from the creation of the ECB, until the departure of Ms TUMPEL-GUGERELL, there had always been a female member of the Executive Board of the ECB. It considers therefore that it is necessary, irrespective of the qualities of the candidate in question, to promote a female candidate. Given that the terms of office of the current Executive Board of the ECB extends to 2018, the Executive Board is potentially void of gender diversity until that date.

      Members also recall that the President of the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of the European Council on 19 September, asking him to ensure that all Union institutions under his responsibility should implement concrete measures to ensure gender balance. They also recall that, on 7 March 2011, the European Council adopted the European Pact for Gender Equality for the period 2011-2020.

      As a result, Parliament has decided to deliver a negative opinion on the appointment of Yves MERSCH. It calls on the Council to withdraw its recommendation and for a new one to be submitted to Parliament.

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      • The European Parliament decided to deliver a negative opinion on the Council recommendation for the appointment of Mr YVES MERSCH as Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

        Mr MERSCH’s appointment was rejected by Parliament by 325 votes to 300, with 49 abstentions.

        To recap, Mr Mersch (LU) was evaluated by the parliamentary committee in accordance with Article 238 (2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB in the area of monetary policy pursuant to Article 130 TFEU. During his hearing by the competent parliamentary committee, Members considered that the nominee is of recognised standing and has the professional qualification and experience in monetary and banking matters needed to exercise the functions of a Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

        However, Parliament stresses that from the creation of the ECB, until the departure of Ms Tumpel-Gugerell, there had always been a female member of the Executive Board of the ECB. It considers therefore that it is necessary, irrespective of the qualities of the candidate in question, to promote a female candidate. Given that the terms of office of the current Executive Board of the ECB extends to 2018, the Executive Board is potentially void of gender diversity until that date.

        Members also recall that the President of the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of the European Council on 19 September, asking him to ensure that all Union institutions under his responsibility should implement concrete measures to ensure gender balance. They also recall that, on 7 March 2011, the European Council adopted the European Pact for Gender Equality for the period 2011-2020.

        As a result, Parliament has decided to deliver a negative opinion on the appointment of Mr. MERSCH. It calls on the Council to withdraw its recommendation and for a new one to be submitted to Parliament.

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      • The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs adopted the report by Sharon BOWLES (ALDE, UK) calling on the European Parliament to deliver a negative opinion on the Council recommendation to appoint Yves Mersch as a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

        Mr Mersch (LU) was evaluated by the parliamentary committee in accordance with Article 238 (2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in the light of the need for full independence of the ECB in the area of monetary policy pursuant to Article 130 TFEU.

        Members consider that the nominee is of recognised standing and has the professional qualification and experience in monetary and banking matters needed to exercise the functions of a Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

        However, Members stress that from the creation of the ECB, until the departure of Ms Tumpel-Gugerell, there had always been a female member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

        They consider therefore that it is necessary, irrespective of the candidate’s qualities, to promote a female candidate. According to Members, gender diversity in boards and governments ensure broader competence and wider perspectives.

        Given that the terms of office of the current Executive Board of the ECB extend to 2018, the Executive Board is potentially void of gender diversity until that date.

        Members recall that the President of the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of the European Council on 19 September, asking him to ensure that all Union institutions under his responsibility should implement concrete measures to ensure gender balance.

        This is why Members have delivered a negative opinion on Mr Mersch’s candidacy and call on the Council for a new one to be submitted to Parliament.

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