Brigita Schmögnerová

Brigita Schmögnerová (born 17 November 1947) is a Slovak economist and politician. She was the Minister of Finance of Slovakia from 1998 to 2002 under Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda.[1] She was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in 2002.[2][3]

Brigita Schmögnerová
Minister of Finance of Slovakia
In office
30 October 1998 – 29 January 2002
Prime MinisterMikuláš Dzurinda
Preceded byMiroslav Maxon
Succeeded byFrantišek Hajnovič
Personal details
Born (1947-11-17) 17 November 1947 (age 73)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
(now Slovakia)
NationalitySlovak
Political partyParty of the Democratic Left
Alma materUniversity of Economics in Bratislava
OccupationPolitician

Schmögnerová led the country's accession to the euro, which earned her the nickname of the "Iron lady of Slovakia".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical summary of the Ministers of Finance of the Slovak Republic since 1969 till present". Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic.
  2. ^ "SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS BRIGITA SCHMOGNEROVÁ AS NEW EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE". United Nations (Press release). 27 February 2002. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "B. Schmögnerová výkonnou tajomníčkou EHK". etrend.sk (in Slovak). 28 February 2002. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  4. ^ a.s, Petit Press (21 May 2019). "The Iron Lady of Slovakia". spectator.sme.sk. Retrieved 10 December 2020.