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The Estonian Finance Minister Jurgen Ligi has been recognized as the best one in 2010 among all Finance Minsters in the European Union, according to The Banker, an international financial affairs publication owned by The Financial Times.

The publication surveyed bankers and economists, who singled out Ligi’s ability to control the state budget deficit even in severe economic conditions. They believe this is a notable achievement, especially, in the case of Estonia, as it helped the state to comply to the criteria necessary to join the eurozone and head towards economic growth.

This title means the international markets trust in him, reports the Banker.

Estonian financial policy has been recognized as a successful one for the second time already in a short period of time. This time its among the EU states, once more testifying for our eligibility to be a eurozone member. I am, especially, glad this does not evolve only around the currency, but also turns attention to the economic and financial state of Estonia, says Jurgen Ligi.

In October 2010 Ligi was ranked the best Finance Minister by the international economic publication Emerging Markets.


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