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.
Slovenian banks, mostly state-owned, are nursing some 7 billion euros ($9 billion) of bad loans, fuelling concern that the former Yugoslav republic of 2 million could become the euro zone’s next bailout recipient.
“Slovenia is still far from asking for international help,” Bostjan Jazbec told Reuters in an interview two days before taking up his post.
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