13.4.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 120/1


RECOMMENDATION OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 31 March 2017

to the Council of the European Union on the external auditors of the Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique

(ECB/2017/8)

(2017/C 120/01)

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, and in particular Article 27.1 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The accounts of the European Central Bank (ECB) and national central banks of the Member States whose currency is the euro are audited by independent external auditors recommended by the ECB’s Governing Council and approved by the Council of the European Union.

(2)

The mandate of the Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique’s current external auditors, Ernst & Young Bedrijfsrevisoren/Réviseurs d’Entreprises, ended after the audit for the financial year 2016. It is therefore necessary to appoint external auditors from the financial year 2017.

(3)

The Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique has selected Mazars Réviseurs d’entreprises/Mazars Bedrijfsrevisoren SCRL/CVBA as its external auditors for the financial years 2017 to 2022,

HAS ADOPTED THIS RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that Mazars Réviseurs d’entreprises/Mazars Bedrijfsrevisoren SCRL/CVBA should be appointed as the external auditors of the Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique for the financial years 2017 to 2022.

Done at Frankfurt am Main, 31 March 2017.

The President of the ECB

Mario DRAGHI