EBRD role for Poland’s central bank governor?
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party is ready to back central bank (NBP) governor Marek Belka as a candidate for the new head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Puls Biznesu daily reported on Tuesday.
Marek Belka. Photo: Flickr.com/imfphoto
Belka was prime minister in a government backed by the left in 2004-05, while the Law and Justice party, which came to power in Poland’s October elections, is conservative.
For Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński, “the key factor is that a Pole could take over so important and prestigious a position, and the fact that only the current president of the NBP gives Poland any chance in the race" to head the EBRD, Puls Biznesu quoted an unnamed source as saying.
The paper pointed out that the four-year term of Suma Chakrabarti, the current EBRD head, expires at the beginning of July, while Belka’s six-year term finishes some two weeks earlier. (pk)
Source: Puls Biznesu