NBS approves draft bank law, 2001 money programme

The board of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) today approved the monetary programme for next year and the draft law on banks which is designed to bring Slovak banking closer to the EU rules, Jan Onda, spokesman for the NBS, said to reporters.

He added the central bank would make the monetary programme public on Tuesday.Perhaps the most significant change the draft law on banks anchors is the expansion of the powers of the NBS's banking oversight.

According to the law, the banking oversight i