Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Central bank Governor Šramko honoured

THE BRITISH monthly magazine The Banker has named the governor of Slovakia's central bank, Ivan Šramko, as its Central Banker of the Year for 2006.

Central bank spokesman Igor Barát said that Šramko had received the award for his "cautious approach to the fulfilment of the requirements for the introduction of the euro and for strengthening bank supervision, which gained praise from the International Monetary Fund".

The magazine also praised the early entry of the Slovak currency into the ERM II exchange rate mechanism ahead of scheduled euro adoption in 2009 as a prudent move towards maintaining the stability of the Slovak currency.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)

Slovakia lures tourists

The country is attractive for visitors as a friendly and safe country with plenty of tourist draws .

Slovak mountains are attractive the year round.

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project