Standoff Between Finns Who Won’t Flinch Keeps Both in ECB Race

Bloomberg Quint | Jun 14, 2019 at 3:00 AM
  • Finland is likely to keep pushing both of its candidates to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank — as neither of them gives way to the other.
  • Government officials will probably promote the merits of former Finnish central bank Governor Erkki Liikanen, 68, and his successor Olli Rehn, 57, for now as horse-trading for the top posts of the European Union heats up.
  • EU leaders are currently tussling over a series of senior roles, including the helm of the central bank and the presidency of the European Commission.