Review of the Slovene Economy from 22 through 28 June

Ljubljana, 30 June - The holiday-shortened week begun with a shock for some 4,000 savers who were told that their savings were lost after a regional savings and credit office where they were investing their money went bankrupt on the back of mounting debts. Slovenska hranilnica in posojilnica (SHP) did not hold a banking license and the savers' money was thus not covered by a central bank guarantee scheme. Bad news was also delivered to the Slovene government, as the Constitutional Court decided it would postpone taking a decision on the Slovene-Croatian agreement on the Nuclear Power Plant Krsko (NEK), thus preventing the ratification of the agreement before the 1 July deadline.

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