Bank of Slovenia

The Bank of Slovenia (Slovene: Banka Slovenije) is the bank of issue and the central bank of the Republic of Slovenia. Based in Ljubljana, it was established on 25 June 1991. Its primary task is to take care of the stability of the domestic currency and to ensure the liquidity of payments within the country and with foreign countries. It also acts as the supervisor of the banking system. It is a non-governmental independent institution, obliged to periodically present a report on its operation to the National Assembly of Slovenia.

The Bank of Slovenia joined the Eurosystem in 2007, when the euro replaced the tolar as the official currency of Slovenia.

Bank of Slovenia
Banka Slovenije (in Slovene)
Bank of Slovenia office in Ljubljana
Bank of Slovenia office in Ljubljana
HeadquartersLjubljana
Established25 June 1991
PresidentBoštjan Vasle
Central bank ofSlovenia
Succeeded byEuropean Central Bank (2007)1
Websitewww.bsi.si
1 The Bank of Slovenia still exists but many functions have been taken over by the ECB.

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Coordinates: 46°3′10.44″N 14°30′12.59″E / 46.0529000°N 14.5034972°E

2000 Slovenian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Slovenia on 15 October 2000. The result was a victory for Liberal Democracy of Slovenia, which won 34 of the 90 seats. Following the election, Liberal Democracy leader Janez Drnovšek returned to the post of Prime Minister.

2001 Slovenian fertility treatment referendum

A referendum on allowing unmarried women to have fertility treatment was held in Slovenia on 17 June 2001. The proposal was rejected by 73.3% of voters, with a turnout of only 35.7%.

2003 Slovenian Sunday shopping referendum

A referendum on Sunday shopping was held in Slovenia on 21 September 2003. Voters were asked whether they approved of limiting shops to opening on ten Sundays a year. The proposal was approved by 58% of voters, although voter turnout was only 27.5%.

2005 Slovenian RTVS referendum

A referendum on political control of Radiotelevizija Slovenija was held in Slovenia on 25 September 2005. Voters were asked whether they approved of increasing political control of the country's public broadcaster. The proposal was approved by 50.7% of voters, although voter turnout was only 30.7%.

2007 in the European Union

Events from the year 2007 in the European Union.

Central banks and currencies of Europe

This is a list of central banks and currencies of Europe .

Constitution of Slovenia

The Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Ustava Republike Slovenije) is the fundamental law of the Republic of Slovenia.

Elections in Slovenia

At a national level, Slovenia elects a head of state (a president) and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people using the run-off system. The National Assembly (Državni zbor), Slovenia's parliament, has 90 members each elected for four-year terms. All but two of these are elected using the D'Hondt method of list proportional representation. The remaining two members are elected by the Italian and Hungarian ethnic minorities using the Borda count.

Slovenia's multi-party system means that any one party is unlikely to gain power alone. Coalition governments must therefore be negotiated and formed.

Euro gold and silver commemorative coins (Slovenia)

Euro gold and silver commemorative coins are special euro coins minted and issued by member states of the Eurozone, mainly in gold and silver, although other precious metals are also used in rare occasions. Slovenia introduced the euro (€) on 1 January 2007. Since then, the Bank of Slovenia have been issuing both normal issues of Slovenian euro coins, which are intended for circulation, and commemorative euro coins in gold and silver.

These special coins have a legal tender only in Slovenia, unlike the normal issues of the Slovenian euro coins, which have a legal tender in every country of the Eurozone. This means that the commemorative coins made of gold and silver cannot be used as money in other countries. Furthermore, as their bullion value generally vastly exceeds their face value, these coins are not intended to be used as means of payment at all—although it remains possible. For this reason, they are usually named Collectors' coins.

The coins usually commemorate the anniversaries of historical events or draw attention to current events of special importance. Slovenia has minted five of these coins in 2008, mainly in both gold and silver, with face value ranging from 3 to 100 euros.

Eurosystem

The Eurosystem is the monetary authority of the eurozone, the collective of European Union member states that have adopted the euro as their sole official currency. The ECB has, under Article 16 of its Statute, the exclusive right to authorise the issuance of euro banknotes. Member states can issue euro coins, but the amount must be authorised by the ECB beforehand.

The Eurosystem consists of the European Central Bank and the national central banks (NCB) of the 19 member states that are part of the eurozone. The national central banks apply the monetary policy of the ECB. The primary objective of the Eurosystem is price stability. Secondary objectives are financial stability and financial integration. The mission statement of the Eurosystem says that the ECB and the national central banks jointly contribute to achieving the objectives.The Eurosystem is independent. When performing Eurosystem-related tasks, neither the ECB, nor an NCB, nor any member of their decision-making bodies may seek or take instructions from any external body. The Community institutions and bodies and the governments of the member states may not seek to influence the members of the decision-making bodies of the ECB or of the NCBs in the performance of their tasks.

The Eurosystem is distinct from the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), which comprises the ECB and the central banks of all 28 European Union member states, including those that are not part of the eurozone.

List of political parties in Slovenia

This article lists political parties in Slovenia. Since September 1989, Slovenia has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which one party rarely has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Mitja Gaspari

Mitja Gaspari (born 25 November 1951) is a Slovenian economist, banker, and politician. He served as Minister for Economic Development in the government of Borut Pahor.

Gaspari was born in Ljubljana. He studied economics at the University of Ljubljana and has graduated in monetary economics from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Economics. He worked in the National Bank of Yugoslavia, where he became vice-governor in 1988. In September 1991, he became a senior advisor in the World Bank. Between 1992 and 2000, he served as Slovenian Minister of Economy in the governments of Janez Drnovšek. Although he was considered close to the ruling Liberal Democracy of Slovenia, he never joined the party.

Gaspari served as the governor of the Bank of Slovenia between 2001 and 2007. During his mandate, Slovenia adopted the euro as its official currency.Gaspari was among the candidates at the 2007 Slovenian presidential election, supported by the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia. He received 24.09% of votes in the first round, finishing third.In 2008, he was appointed Minister for Economic Development in the left wing government of Borut Pahor.

National Council (Slovenia)

The National Council (Slovene: Državni svet) is according to the Constitution of Slovenia the representative of social, economic, professional and local interest groups in Slovenia and has a legislative function working as a corrective mechanism of the National Assembly, although it does not itself pass acts. It may be regarded as the upper house, but the bicameralism is distinctively incomplete. The council has 40 members: 22 representatives of local interests, six representatives of non-commercial activities, four representatives of employers, four of employees and four representatives of farmers, crafts, trades and independent professionals. It is not elected directly by the population, but meant to represent different interest groups in the country. The councillors are elected for a five-year term.

The current President of the National Council is Alojz Kovšca from 12 December 2017.

Slovenian Parliament

The Slovenian Parliament (Slovene: Slovenski parlament) is the informal designation of the general representative body of the Slovenian nation and the legislative body of the Republic of Slovenia.

According to the Constitution of Slovenia, the general representative body of the Slovenian nation is the National Assembly. The general public in Slovenia often refer to the National Assembly alone as the Slovenian Parliament. However, the National Council, the representative body of basic social groups, also performs a further, if minor, part of the legislative function.The opinions of experts and of the general Slovenian public on whether the Slovenian Parliament is bicameral or unicameral differ, although most consider it to be incompletely bicameral. In 2008, the Constitutional Court of Slovenia recognized the Slovenian Parliament as incompletely bicameral.

Slovenian euro coins

Slovenian euro coins were first issued for circulation on 1 January 2007 and a unique feature is designed for each coin. The design of approximately 230 million Slovenian euro coins (total value of approximately €80 million) was unveiled on 7 October 2005. The designers were Miljenko Licul, Maja Licul and Janez Boljka. The Mint of Finland was chosen to mint the coins through an international tender in 2007.

Slovenian tolar

The tolar was the currency of Slovenia from 8 October 1991 until the introduction of the euro on 1 January 2007. It was subdivided into 100 stotinov (cents). The ISO 4217 currency code for the Slovenian tolar was SIT. From October 1991 until June 1992, the acronym SLT was in use.

Statistical regions of Slovenia

The statistical regions of Slovenia are 12 administrative entities created in 2000 for legal and statistical purposes.

Subdivisions of Slovenia

Subdivisions of Slovenia:

Cadastral community

Municipalities of Slovenia

NUTS of Slovenia

Statistical regions of Slovenia

ISO 3166-2:SI

Six telephone areas: see Telephone numbers in Slovenia

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