ECONOMY

Kazimir, fierce critic of Greece, to stay on as Slovak FinMin

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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has picked Peter Kazimir, one of the most outspoken critics of Greece’s economic policies in the euro area, to continue as finance minister, a person familiar with the decision said.

The premier will include Kazimir in the lineup of his third administration, expected to be appointed by Slovak President Andrej Kiska next week, said the person who spoke under condition of anonymity because the nominations are yet to be officially announced.

As finance minister, Kazimir became known as a vocal critic of Greece during the escalation of the country’s debt crisis last year, pointing to Slovakia’s success in reducing tax fraud as a lesson to follow.

[Bloomberg]