ECB says Slovene draft law would harm central bank


The European Central Bank has again strongly criticised a law put forward by Slovenia’s government obliging the country’s central bank to compensate some bank shareholders.

The Slovene central bank has been under considerable political pressure since it bailed in shareholders and major creditors of several large banks in 2013 and 2014. The bail-in was ruled to have been lawful by the European Court of Justice.

Nonetheless, there has been a persistent campaign by politically-influential bailed

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