A serious disturbance of the Slovenian economy was an echo of the bank collapse in mid-2008 and the global economic crisis that followed in a matter of months. The regulators’ response provided a means to remedy the financial sector as key to the shape and the robustness of the recovery. The financial positions of the credit institutions operating in Slovenia were reviewed to assess capital needs and viability and the arrangements were made for recapitalisation and/or restructuring of financial institutions.
To revitalize the economy the Slovenian Government is realizing large sales of state-owned shares. However, the wisdom is needed to capitalize on the investment opportunities offered by Slovenia. Bids by foreign investors are highly welcome as the government is focusing its efforts on building a strong business-friendly environment as a precondition to capturing growth-fuelling FDI investments.