Cabinet appoints deputy education minister; other posts

The cabinet appointed Štefan Chudoba, the former head of the Automobile Cluster-Western Slovakia, to the post of deputy education minister on April 18. Chudoba had been active in consulting services, spurring innovation, education and use of EU funds, the SITA newswire wrote.

The cabinet appointed Štefan Chudoba, the former head of the Automobile Cluster-Western Slovakia, to the post of deputy education minister on April 18. Chudoba had been active in consulting services, spurring innovation, education and use of EU funds, the SITA newswire wrote.

The cabinet also approved new members of the executive committee of the government's privatization agency, the National Property Fund (FNM). Rudolf Šamaj, Peter Kalivoda, Tomáš Novanský and Juraj Gendra were named to replace Pavol Faktor, Jozef Petraško, Daniel Végh and Dionýz Stehlík.

The FNM also has a new head as Branislav Bačík formally replaced Anna Bubeníková, who had been dismissed by the previous government of Iveta Radičová.

The government also announced who will serve as Slovakia's representatives on international monetary institutions. Finance Minister Peter Kažimír will replace his predecessor Ivan Mikloš in positions as a governor in the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.

The cabinet chose Vazil Hudák, the deputy finance minister to service as alternate governor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The governor of the National Bank of Slovakia is Slovakia’s governor to the IMF.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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