,,Kristalina Georgieva has a long and successful track record at the IMF and the World Bank. It's about a talented and persistent person.'' This was stated by the financier Emil Harsev in the BNT Morning Bloc. This is not Bulgaria's application for this position, it is supported by all EU Member States, based on its personal qualities.
The European Parliament has voted Christine Lagarde's nomination as President of the European Central Bank.
Lawmakers voted 394 in favour, 206 against and with 49 abstentions in the parliament's plenary in Strasbourg.
The approval of Lagarde's nomination is uncertain, as the final decision on her appointment is taken by the European Council.
The International Monetary Fund has recommended the removal of the age limit for its managing director.
The measure is necessary because Kristalina Georgieva, selected by the 28 EU countries as candidate for Europe, exceed the limit.
The board requested the change to be accepted by the representatives of all 189 Member States.