FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2010 file picture, then French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, right, speaks with German Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Asmussen during a round table meeting of EU finance ... more 
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2010 file picture, then French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, right, speaks with German Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Asmussen during a round table meeting of EU finance ministers at the Kiem Center in Luxembourg. Germany's finance minister said Saturday Sept. 10, 2011 he wants his long-serving deputy to succeed Juergen Stark on the executive board of the European Central Bank. Wolfgang Schaeuble said he told the head of the Eurogroup that he wanted Joerg Asmussen to succeed Stark. He added that he expects Asmussen to join the ECB by the end of the year. Asmussen, a member of the opposition Socialist party, has been a key official in the eurozone's fight against the debt crisis. Stark unexpectedly resigned from the ECB's executive board Friday in a move that analysts say was triggered by disagreement over the bank's bond purchases. Asmussen's appointment still needs to be signed off by all other eurozone finance ministers. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo,File) less 
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