Mario Draghi presents his credentials as candidate ECB president
Mario Draghi, candidate designate for the European Central Bank presidency, told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday that the ECB must not be diverted from its primary goal of price stability and that he would use the European Parliament venue to strengthen the ECB's accountability to citizens. Voluntary involvement of private investors as part of a solution to the Greek crisis is workable, he added.
In a two-hour hearing held by the committee to form its opinion on the suitability of Italy's central bank governor to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet, Mr Draghi fielded questions on his vision for the ECB, the best model for a revamped economic governance system, the best way out for Greece, and also on his past as vice-chairman of the Goldman Sachs investment bank .
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