European Commission takes legal action against Slovenia over central bank raid


The European Commission is taking legal action against Slovenia’s government in Europe’s highest court, over Slovene police’s seizure of European Central Bank documents.

The police seized the ECB documents when they raided the Bank of Slovenia on July 6, 2016. Slovenia’s then finance minister resigned in protest at the police raid. ECB president Mario Draghi criticised it in very strong terms in a public letter to the Slovene government.

The EC said in a statement on January 24 that it was

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