MPs reserved over new term central bank chief

MPs have their doubts about whether the Dutch central bank president Nout Wellink should be appointed for a new term in office in 2011, reports the Trouw on Friday afternoon.

Wellink and the central bank have been under fire in the last few months for their role in the affair around the collapse of the Icelandic internet bank Icesave and the takeover of ABN Amro, the paper says.
But despite parties’ criticism of Wellink (Christian Democrat), only the opposition Socialist Party has come out publicly against his reappointment. Wellink (65) has been president of the central bank for 12 years.

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