Slovenia and the EU
Latest business news about Slovenia and the European Union.
- Slovenia yet to dispel bailout concerns, warns Rehn — 14 May 2013, 12:00 CET
The European Union's top economic official warned Monday that Slovenia may not have done enough to escape becoming the eurozone's sixth bailout case.
- Slovenia adopts austerity action plan to avert bailout — 09 May 2013, 22:19 CET
Slovenia's government said Thursday it was confident it could avoid a much-dreaded bailout and satisfy the EU, as it adopted an action plan including privatisations, tax increases and austerity measures.
- 'Action plan' due for eurozone straggler Slovenia — 09 May 2013, 13:29 CET
The new government of struggling eurozone member Slovenia is expected to announce Thursday an action plan aimed at avoiding a bailout, reportedly including privatisations, "crisis" taxes and austerity cuts.
- Slovenia PM vows to meet EU deadline for economic plan — 07 May 2013, 00:21 CET
Slovenia vowed Monday to meet a week's end deadline set by Brussels to
produce a plan on how to fix a shaky banking system and avoid becoming
the next eurozone economy requiring a bailout.
- Reform deal stalled in Slovenia — 06 May 2013, 15:24 CET
Slovenia's centre-left coalition on Sunday failed to reach a deal with
the opposition over constitutional changes aimed at ensuring the
implementation of much-needed fiscal reforms.
- Slovenia places bonds despite 'junk' downgrade — 03 May 2013, 15:32 CET
Slovenia has raised 2.7 billion euros in a successful bond sale, two days after Moody's downgraded the eurozone country's rating to "junk", the finance ministry said on Friday.
- Slovenia to present action plan to Brussels by May 9 — 12 April 2013, 16:42 CET
Slovenia, seen as next in line in the eurozone to seek a bailout, will
present an action plan to fix its economy to the European Commission by
May 9, its new prime minister said Friday.
- Slovenia's finance minister to meet EU, ECB, ESM officials: report — 11 April 2013, 22:15 CET
Slovenian Finance Minister Uros Cufer will meet Friday with officials
from the European Commission, European Central Bank and the ESM bailout
fund to discuss the situation in the struggling eurozone nation, the STA
news agency reported.
- Slovenia 'agrees' with EU criticisms — 10 April 2013, 18:00 CET
Eurozone member Slovenia's government said Wednesday it was working to resolve problems outlined in a stark warning by the European Commission that "urgent action" was needed to tackle imbalances.
- EU warns Spain, Slovenia pose biggest economic risks — 10 April 2013, 17:57 CET
Spain and Slovenia pose the biggest economic risks and must quickly tackle excessive imbalances while France's growing debt is turning into the eurozone's "major challenge", warns the Commission,
- Slovenia needs ESM support: IIF — 09 April 2013, 23:25 CET
The influential banking association, the Institute for International
Finance, urged European authorities Tuesday to extend precautionary
credit assistance to Slovenia to avert a potential larger bailout.
- Slovenia working 'day and night' to save banks — 09 April 2013, 18:23 CET
Slovenia's new Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek insisted Thursday that her government is working "day and night" to save a banking system which the OECD says is in urgent need of repair.
- Slovenian PM Bratusek to make first visit to Brussels — 05 April 2013, 22:55 CET
Slovenia's newly appointed Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek will make her
first official trip abroad next Tuesday when she will visit Brussels to
meet top European Union officials.
- Slovenia ratifies Croatia's EU accession treaty — 02 April 2013, 14:22 CET
Slovenia's parliament ratified Croatia's European Union accession treaty on Tuesday, easing the way for it to join the bloc after years of hold-ups over long-standing bilateral disputes.
- Slovenia not comparable to Cyprus: central bank — 28 March 2013, 19:09 CET
Slovenia's central bank governor insisted Thursday the banking system
could not be compared to that of Cyprus and there was no need for a
bailout, as observers try to predict where contagion from the eurozone
debt crisis could spread next.
- Slovenia, Croatia sign deal over banking row — 11 March 2013, 18:07 CET
Slovenia and Croatia on Monday signed an agreement to resolve a long-standing banking row that threatened to hold up Zagreb's EU accession, scheduled for July.
- Croatia, Slovenia find solution over bank row — 07 March 2013, 17:02 CET
Croatia and Slovenia have agreed to resolve a long-standing banking row that has threatened to hold up Zagreb's EU admission, Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Thursday.
- New PM for troubled euro member Slovenia — 28 February 2013, 11:07 CET
Political newcomer Alenka Bratusek faced Thursday the tough task of trying to form a government in crisis-hit Slovenia, a day after Prime Minister Janez Jansa was turfed out of office.
- Government falls in troubled euro member Slovenia — 27 February 2013, 22:59 CET
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa's year-old centre-right government fell late Wednesday after lawmakers backed a no-confidence motion following weeks of political turmoil in the small eurozone country.
- Slovenia, Croatia ministers close to deal over bank row — 06 February 2013, 23:09 CET
The foreign ministers of Slovenia and Croatia said on Wednesday they had
agreed on a possible solution to a long-standing dispute over bank
savings which, if accepted by their governments, would help open the way
for Croatia's EU accession in July.
- Slovenia warns might delay Croatia's EU entry over bank row — 14 December 2012, 16:59 CET
Slovenia might still block Croatia's accession to the European Union,
planned for July 2013, if a long-standing dispute over bank savings is
not quickly resolved, Slovenia's foreign minister warned Friday.
- Slovenia factfile — 30 November 2012, 11:06 CET
Slovenia, which is holding a presidential run-off on Sunday, was one of the first republics to break away from Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and is the only one so far to have joined the European Union and eurozone.
- Slovenia to block Croatia's EU accession over banking row — 20 September 2012, 22:57 CET
Slovenia will not ratify Croatia's EU accession planned for 2013 unless
a deal is reached over a bank savings row between the two former
Yugoslav states, a Slovenian official said Thursday.
- Slovenia PM says no need for EU bailout for the moment — 29 June 2012, 16:17 CET
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa insisted Friday there is currently
no need for the country to seek a European bailout, but added it was
still unclear how much help banks would need.
- Slovenian PM warns opposition of 'Greek scenario' — 27 June 2012, 22:02 CET
Slovenia may be forced to ask for an international bailout if the
opposition fails to back legislation to stabilize the country's public
finances in July, the eurozone country's prime minister said Wednesday.