October 3, 2011 / 3:59 PM / 7 years ago

Euro zone finmins back Asmussen for ECB: source

State Secretary of Finance Joerg Asmussen appears as a witness at the trial against former Deutsche Industriebank (IKB) CEO Stefan Ortseifen at the court of Duesseldorf June 1, 2010. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Luxembourg (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers on Monday endorsed Joerg Asmussen as the candidate to replace Juergen Stark on the executive board of the European Central Bank, a euro zone source said.

A European Union summit is set to decide on October 17 on Asmussen’s nomination.

Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach

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