Slovenia insists it can save its own banks

Bernd Riegert, Deutsche Welle, 13.09.2013

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EU finance ministers have offered Slovenia help in rescuing its ailing banks before things get worse. Five countries are now part of Europe's bailout scheme - but Slovenia does not want to be the sixth. […]

The question of whether Greece will need a debt clearance from its state creditors - or another bailout package from the ESM - was not on the official agenda in Vilnius. A debt cut can neither be ruled out nor supported at this point, said Janis Emmanouilidis, economist at Brussels think tank the European Policy Centre. "All these discussions are still very vague up until now, and they talk about figures that could end up being bigger or smaller. What is certain is that there will be more support measures beyond what has been agreed so far. The question is what form."

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