Anders Borg wins top scores for his skill as an economic striker.

“By cutting through the analytical fog in many international gatherings, he has increased his star quality,” says Erik Nielsen, chief economist at UniCredit Bank. And the Financial Times magazine continues: “Mr. Borg wins praise for spotting early the need to strengthen the banks and tactfully explaining how Europe could learn from Sweden’s 1990s crisis in the sector. His economy also performed exceptionally well in 2011, at least partly thanks to past reforms and fiscal prudence.”

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The 19 European ministers of finance were judged based on their political ability, their economical performance, and their credibility on the market. Number two on the list is Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance for Germany, and third on the list Minister of Finance for Poland, Jacek Rostowski.