September 29, 2017 / 7:36 AM / a year ago

Hoyer, asked on German finance ministerpost, says 'extremely happy' at EIB

ATHENS (Reuters) - European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer, cited as a possible candidate to take over as Germany’s finance minister, said on Friday he was “looking forward to another six years at the bank.”

European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer addresses journalists during a news conference in Athens, Greece, September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Asked by reporters in Athens how he felt about the possibility of becoming finance minister, Hoyer said:

“To be honest I haven’t been in Berlin in the last 20 days and I’m extremely happy at the EIB and just about to complete my term there. I’m looking forward to another six years at the bank.”

Germany’s long-time Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has agreed to become president of parliament in the new coalition government to be formed following national elections last weekend.

Reporting by George Georgiopoulos; Writing by Karolina Tagaris; editing by John Stonestreet

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