Slovakia's Sramko named central banker of 2006

The governor of the Central Bank of Slovakia, Ivan Sramko, has been named as The Banker magazine's its Central Banker of the Year for 2006.

Central bank spokesman Igor Barat said that Sramko had received the award for his "cautious approach to the fulfilment of the requirements for the introduction of the euro and for strengthening bank supervision, which gained praise from the International Monetary Fund".

The magazine also praised the early entry of the Slovak currency into the ERM II exchang

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