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MILAN: Amid speculation over who will head the European Central Bank, Italy’s Foreign Minister said it was an “honour” that Bank of Italy chief Mario Draghi is a possible for the post, Ansa agency sai. “Italy is honoured that an Italian should be considered for a position this important,” Franco Frattini said, adding however that the appointment was not going to be made in the near future and there was still work to be done.
Speaking in Vienna on Thursday, Weber said: “I have spoken with the German Chancellor (Angela Merkel) (and) ... I promised her that I would not make any comment on the matter until we’ve both met and talked again. “We will take all the necessary decisions in close consultation.”