Report by local institute argues the time is “ripe” for structural reform in Slovenia
National assembly will gain greater oversight powers if changes adopted
Economists argue countries in a monetary union have limited range of stabilisation tools
Banks need to take 'proactive' approach towards debtors
Report urges deeper reforms of under-capitalised corporate and banking sectors; says ECB comprehensive risk assessment expected later this year could expose additional capital shortfalls
Public bailout expected to raise public debt burden by 20 percentage points; country's three largest banks in particular dire straits, according to recently wrapped-up external asset quality review
Academics use a GVAR model to examine interlinkages between southeast European economies and how they react to eurozone macroeconomic policy; Turkey bucks trends followed by EU members
The 10 banks under investigation will be subjected to asset quality reviews and bottom-up stress tests; results will be challenged by an outside consultancy
IMF urges country to recapitalise banks quickly; academics see country as 'methodology experiment' for ECB, and warn comparisons with Greece and Cyprus could be self-fulfilling prophecies
According to central bank's 2012 annual report, inflation and credit costs increased as consumption, bank lending and the current account deficit fell
Ten lenders, including three deemed systemically important, will be scrutinised by leading accounting firms in a joint effort with the Slovenian finance ministry
European Commission follows OECD in highlighting Slovenia's 'excessive imbalances'; both bodies call for improved supervision from the central bank
Boštjan Jazbec will take over from Marko Kranjec at the helm of the eurozone nation's central bank - tasked with 'repairing the financial sector'
Bank of Slovenia forecasts 1.2% contraction in 2012: revised budget in April expected to contain further fiscal tightening
Austria, France and the UK see outlooks on Aaa ratings changed to negative; Spain and five other countries’ ratings are downgraded
Bank of Slovenia’s Monthly Bulletin shows domestic economy is improving despite unemployment rising
The future competitiveness of the Slovenian economy will depend mainly on the results of wage negotiations, said Marko Kranjec, the governor of the Bank of Slovenia, in the latest Annual Report.
Annual inflation in the euro area surged in May to a record high of 3.7%, up from 3.3% the previous month.
Cyprus and Malta, the two newest members of the eurozone, have signed up to the Central Bank Gold Agreement, which limits the amount of gold cooperating institutions can sell.
Slawomir Skrzypek, the governor of the National Bank of Poland, said the country looked likely to join the pre-euro exchange rate mechanism, ERM II, in 2009.
The poor performance of Slovenia's capital markets illustrates the difficulties in developing capital markets in small emerging economies, according to a paper published by the International Monetary Fund.
The Bank of Estonia has said that Estonia would not meet EU criteria for eurozone accession in the years 2008-2009 and thus would not be able to adopt the common currency in 2010.
Strong exports and domestic consumption helped Slovenia's economy grow by 5.2% in 2006. The construction sector had an impressive year, expanding by more than 20% in the final quarter.
Marko Kranjec, the governor of the Bank of Slovenia, has said the US subprime mortgage crisis could affect eurozone consumer demand. His comments appear to contradict those of other members of the European Central Bank's (ECB) governing board.