Ľudovit Odor: Closing remarks - Tenth anniversary of the euro in Slovakia

Closing remarks by Mr Ľudovit Odor, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia, at the International Conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the euro in Slovakia, Bratislava, 11 January 2019.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
17 January 2019

Ladies and gentlemen,

Let me begin by thanking all the conference speakers and participants for frank and lively discussions. Usually at such anniversaries everybody says everything is fine and the future is bright, but these discussions were really balanced, and I liked that. We talked about opportunities, but also about some possible problems in the future. I will try to summarise the main messages from my point of view.

The first issue is the euro itself. When talking about the euro, we heard that it's not just an economic concept, but also a political project.