On Monday February 1, Ivan Šramko, the former Governor of the Slovak Central Bank (Národná Banka Slovenska, NBS) assumed the post of Slovakia's Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) seated in Paris, the SITA newswire wrote.
In talks with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, Šramko stressed that during his ambassadorship he intends to focus on protection of Slovakia's national interests and also contribute with his experience to meeting OECD's strategic plans.
In 2010, solutions to the economic crisis and search for appropriate measures to counter its impact on general government finances, pension systems and the revival of economic growth will be high on the agenda, said the press department of Slovakia's Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Ivan Šramko served as the governor of Slovakia's central bank from January 1, 2005 and was replaced by Jozef Makúch on January 12, 2010, SITA wrote. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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2. Feb 2010 at 14:00