October 11, 2019 / 1:48 PM / a month ago

ECB needs to turn the page on September meeting, Villeroy says

PARIS, Oct 11 (Reuters) - ECB policymakers need to put their most recent meeting behind them and move on, ECB governing board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau told Reuters on Friday as divisions over a key decision lingers.

The deep split at the Sept. 12 meeting emerged over restarting bond purchases and has left some policywatchers questioning about the ECB’s resolve.

“The early September Governing Council discussion is now behind us. Everyone legitimately expressed themselves and the decisions were taken there equally legitimately,” Villeroy, who is also governor of the Bank of France, said. (Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Alison Williams)

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