Finance minister Kalousek leads public trust poll

Finance minister Miroslav Kalousek, the driving force behind the government’s austerity package, is currently the most trusted member of the cabinet, according to the results of a poll conducted by the polling agency SANEP. According to the survey, respondents praised Mr. Kalousek’s responsible approach to state finances and his rational arguments. In 2008 Miroslav Kalousek was named Finance Minister of the Year by the Washington-based magazine Emerging Markets.