The euro should stay in circulation and every step necessary must be taken towards that aim, Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš (SDKÚ) said on Monday, December 13, when asked about whether it is possible to revert to the former Slovak currency, the Slovak koruna, the TASR newswire wrote.
Slovakia should remain part of the eurozone in the finance minister’s view.
"Of course, one must stand ready for all possible scenarios but for now, it's necessary to do our utmost to keep the euro alive and strong," he told the TASR newswire.
His coalition partner, Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík (SaS) sees things differently, however writing in the December 13 edition of Hospodárske Noviny daily: "It's about time that Slovakia stops blindly trusting the talk of eurozone leaders and drafts a plan B."
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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14. Dec 2010 at 10:00