Pablo Hernández de Cos: Annual Report of the Bank of Spain

Appearance by Mr Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor of the Bank of Spain, before the Parliamentary Economic Committee, Madrid, 31 October 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
15 November 2018

Accompanying slides of the speech.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to begin my first appearance as Governor of the Banco de España before this chamber expressing my sincere gratitude for the comments made by the Parliamentary group representatives about me when the former Minister for the Economy, Industry and Competitiveness - Román Escolano - put forward my proposed appointment to the house. Likewise, I particularly value all your suggestions and opinions about the functioning and mission of the Banco de España. I take these suggestions as a spur to enhance my work, which I undertake to perform with full independence, as the Law of Autonomy obliges me to.