Francois Villeroy de Galhau

French Central Banker Pushes Reforms

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Francois Villeroy de Galhau served under two socialist finance ministers.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    If France and Germany agree on economic and political reform at a European level, the union could grow closer together.

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    • Francois Villeroy de Galhau was involved in the negotiations to establish the currency union.
    • Issues under debate in Europe include shared deposit guarantees.
    • Mr. de Galhau, chairman of France’s central bank, grew up in Saarland and speaks German.
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In his first interview with a non-French newspaper, Francois Villeroy de Galhau, heir to the porcelain dynasty and governor of France’s central bank, defended eurozone monetary policy and told Handelsblatt how France must hit its budget targets.


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