NBP chief defends decision over meeting

Leszek Balcerowicz, governor of the national bank of Poland, rejected accusations on Friday 10 march that he broke the law by excluding a government official from a regulatory meeting on Italian lender UniCredit's deal to buy Polish Bank BPH.

Balcerowicz described charges leveled against him by government officials as "grotesque," and said he was only defending the rule of law as stipulated in the constitution.

He was quoted by AP as saying that his decision to exclude Deputy Finance Minister C

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