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OECD work suggests that Slovenia’s model for economic growth has suffered from both corporate governance weaknesses and heavy reliance on state involvement in the economy. Despite some recent privatisation efforts, Slovenia’s degree of state ownership in the economy remains one of the highest in the OECD,
Slovenia is facing the legacy of a boom-bust cycle that has been compounded by weak corporate governance of state-owned banks. The levels of non-performing loans and capital adequacy ratios compare poorly in international perspective and may deteriorate further, which could require significant bank recapitalisation.
Statement by the OECD Corporate Governance Committee re Slovenia following a discussion focused on the recommendations concerning the new central ownership agency and the transformation of the pension fund (KAD) and the restitution fund (SOD).
This review of corporate governance in Slovenia describes the corporate governance setting including the structure and ownership concentration of listed companies and the structure and operation of the state-owned sector.
Since 1991, Slovenia has managed one of the most successful transitions to nationhood and to a market economy in Central and Eastern Europe. Slovenian GDP per capita has already reached 70 per cent of the EU average.