Jusko to step down as head of NBS in December

Marian Jusko, the governor of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), has announced that he will leave his post in December of this year, and not July 2005, as originally expected, according to the CTK news agency.

By law, members of the NBS board cannot serve for more than 12 years, CTK said. Jusko became an NBS board member in 1993 and moved up to the governor's post in July of 1999.

The central bank governors and vice-governors are appointed by the president on the basis of a government proposa