Surprise choice for Polish central bank

According to this article from the Financial Times, published Thursday 4 January, Slawomir Skrzypek's nomination as the next head of the National Bank of Poland was received with surprise due to his lack of economic credentials and his close links to the Polish president.

"[Polish president] Mr Kaczynski made it clear his candidate would be quite different from Mr Balcerowicz, who was unafraid of criticizing politicians for failing to reform the economy and became embroiled in a bruising battl

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