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Slovak minister: central bank’s Kazimir must decide whether to stay in role

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PRAGUE, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Slovak Finance Minister Igor Matovic stated on Wednesday it was up to central financial institution Governor and European Central Bank policymaker Peter Kazimir himself to decide whether he would stay in his publish after prosecutors charged him with bribery.

Kazimir denied wrongdoing on Tuesday and stated he would defend himself towards the costs.

“He should consider himself what he had done or not,” Igor Matovic stated in a footage of feedback to Slovak reporters despatched to Reuters by the ministry. “It is a serious accusation, and if it were true, then of course he should not stay at his post.”

“It has to be his free decision in this situation, because you don’t have a way to solve it otherwise.”

Reporting by Robert Muller, Writing by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Alison Williams

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