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New Slovenia central bank chief says no need for bailout

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia does not currently need international financial help to sort out its crumbling banking system although aid cannot be ruled in future, the euro zone country's incoming central bank governor said on Monday. Full story

Slovenia finance ministry sees privatization plan in May

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia's finance ministry said on Thursday it expects to submit a privatization plan to the government in the second week of May to help the country to avoid needing an international bailout. Full story

Slovenia's biggest bank backs 1-billion-euro recapitalization figure

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The head of Slovenia's largest bank backed a government estimate of around 1 billion euros to recapitalize the country's three main lenders after the figure was questioned by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development earlier this week. Full story

Slovenia pays more to borrow after OECD warns on bank risks

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia's struggle to avoid joining the euro zone bailout line intensified on Tuesday after the OECD said the country may have underestimated the cost of cleaning up its banks and a debt auction went awry. Full story

Slovene parliament confirms new center-left government

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The Slovenian parliament confirmed on Wednesday new Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek's center-left government whose first priorities are to revive the economy, save the country's ailing banks and avoid an international bailout. Full story

Slovenia's incoming PM forms majority coalition

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia's incoming prime minister formed a four party-coalition on Wednesday which would command a firm majority in parliament as it attempts to pull the country out of a new recession and avoid an embarrassing international bailout. Full story

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