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Ex-NBS governor goes to OECD

IVAN Šramko, the former Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), has assumed the post of Slovakia's Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the SITA newswire reported.

IVAN Šramko, the former Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), has assumed the post of Slovakia's Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the SITA newswire reported.

In talks with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, Šramko stressed that during his ambassadorship, which was effective on February 1, he intends to focus on the protection of Slovakia's national interests and use his experience to contribute to meeting OECD's strategic plans.

Items on the agenda for 2010 include finding solutions to the economic crisis and searching for appropriate measures to counter its impact on general government finances, pension systems, and the revival of economic growth, said the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s press department.

Šramko served as the governor of Slovakia's central bank from January 1, 2005 to January 12, 2010, when he was replaced by Jozef Makúch, SITA wrote.


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