Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NBS spokesman to become cabinet euro appointee

IGOR Barát, currently the spokesman of Slovakia's central bank, will become the new government appointee for the introduction of the euro currency as of February 15.

Barát will thus replace Ivan Štefanec who resigned from the post on July 4 last year, following the formation of the new government after general elections in June.

Barát’s role will be to coordinate the technical and organizational preparations for euro-zone entry. Slovakia plans to adopt the common EU currency on January 1, 2009.

Top stories

Discussion about road project becomes emotional

Analysts want more alternatives for the road from Zvolen to Košice to be assessed

The protest at Soroška

Slovakia commemorates the 1968 invasion. Here’s what it looked like Photo

Anniversary of the Warsaw Pact troop invasion that ended the Prague Spring.

Garth: We need a deal that will benefit both

“When I talk to the Brits living in Slovakia, they are quite relaxed about things,” UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth says about the Brexit-related concerns.

UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth

“Natural police” to protect nature and animals

Those who commit crimes against the environment should watch out.

Illustrative stock photo