Slovakia: ECB banker Kazimir accused of bribery

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Peter Kazimir, a member of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council, was charged with bribery in Slovakia, where politicians are stepping up pressure to try to force him out. Kazimir, who heads the country’s central bank, rejected the allegations. His lawyer Ondrej Mularcik said that the governor received notification of the charges and will file a complaint against them. … The Governing Council is no stranger to having its members enduring legal troubles. In the last decade, members from Cyprus to Latvia and Slovenia have faced charges or accusations that have raised complaints from the ECB of violating central bank independence. Under EU law, governments are forbidden from dismissing central bankers unless serious misconduct is proven.” (10/13/21)