February 19, 2018 / 11:39 AM / a month ago

Latvia central bank governor detention matter for national authorities - EU Commission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The detention of Latvia’s central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics by the country’s anti-corruption agency is a matter for national authorities, while the probe in to the ABLV Bank is for supervisors, the European Commission said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Latvia's Central Bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics reacts during a news conference in Riga, Latvia May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

“We have confidence in the responsible supervisory authorities and we consider as far as the governor is concerned that this is a matter for national enforcement authorities and we have no further comments to make in that respect,” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a news briefing.

Reporting By Jan Strupczewski and Alissa de Carbonnel

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