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Slovak President asks ECB Kazimir to consider resignation


Kazimir was involved in a corruption scandal

The governor of the Slovak central bank and member of the Governing Council of the ECB Peter Kazimir has been charged with corruption.

While claiming his innocence, the country’s president asked him to consider resigning.

“I don’t feel guilty of any crime,” said Kazimir, who served as finance minister before taking over as head of the euro-zone country’s central bank in 2019.

He was charged with bribes paid to the former head of the tax administration, who is now cooperating with the authorities. This official was appointed by Kazimir in his former post. The crime is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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