Ján Počiatek

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Ján Počiatek

Ján Počiatek (born 16 September 1970) is a Slovak politician and economist. He served as Minister of Finance from 2006 to 2010 and as Minister of Transport, Construction, and Regional Development from 2012 to 2016.

He speaks English fluently and also has an advanced knowledge of German and Russian. Počiatek is a graduate of the University of Economics in Bratislava. He graduated in 1997 as a qualified engineer in economics.[1]

For his contribution in preparing Slovakia's entry into the Eurozone, the international financial affairs publication The Banker named Počiatek as the "Best finance minister for the year 2008 in Europe."[2]

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