Belgium and Slovakia nominated candidates for ECB's top position, but only benefited Germany's candidate Axel Weber; the Bundesbank President, into replacing ECB's current president; Juan Claude Trichet.

Belgium nominated central bank official Peter Praet, while Slovakia nominated Elena Kohutikova, former central bank deputy governor. Former EU and French government economic adviser; Kean Pisani-Ferry said that I still fail to see the credible candidate that would oppose Weber, or would be an alternative to Weber.