Speeches and interviews

10/14/2021 Globalisation and inflation: Insights from the ECB strategy review Article written by Tina Žumer, Vice Governor BS with soauthors.
10/08/2021 Address by Boštjan Vasle, governor of Banka Slovenije, at the celebration of Banka Slovenije’s 30th anniversary Cankarjev dom, 7 October 2021
09/21/2021 Governer's interview for Eurofi magazin Governer Boštjan Vasle for Eurofi magazin
09/10/2021 Governor’s statement following the ECB’s monetary policy meeting In the second quarter of this year, the euro area, and in particular Slovenia, recorded a strong recovery in economic activity. Despite the high risks associated with the future course of the epidemic, this is continuing in the third quarter. There was also a strengthening of inflation, although we anticipate that following a gradual rise up to the end of the year, it will start easing off in the coming year. With the continued support of monetary policy, conditions in the financial markets continue to look highly favourable.
09/08/2021 Opening speech by governor on The Eurofi Financial Forum 2021 Governor Boštjan Vasle had opening speech on The Eurofi Financial Forum 2021, which takes place from 8 to 10 September in Ljubljana.
08/16/2021 Vice governor Jožef Bradeško about digital euro Content only in Slovene
07/23/2021 Governor’s statement following the meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB The economic picture in the euro area improved sharply in the second quarter of this year. The health situation, the vaccine rollout and the easing of containment measures have given rise to a broad-based recovery. The Governing Council assesses these developments as on track with our forecasts, while the risks remain evenly balanced. The situation on the financial markets remains stable, amid significant monetary policy support.
07/09/2021 Governor’s statement following the meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB: ECB monetary policy strategy review complete Euro area central bank governors approved a new monetary policy strategy this week. In it we have revised our approach to meeting the primary objective of price stability, and have also set out the instruments used to do so. The strategy also outlines the steps to be taken by central banks in facing the challenges posed by climate change.
06/11/2021 Governor’s statement following the ECB’s monetary policy meeting With what is now a more favourable epidemiological outlook, members of the Governing Council of the ECB deliberated yesterday over the improved economic forecast for the euro area. For this year, we expect a strong acceleration in economic activity, and the high growth rate will continue into the coming year. At the same time, despite this year’s acceleration, inflation will remain below the desired level. Conditions on the financial markets remain stable.
04/23/2021 Governor’s statement following the ECB’s monetary policy meeting The outlook for economic growth is improving in the euro area, as businesses and households increasingly adapt their behaviour. The Governing Council of the ECB’s assessment is that the latest figures support our forecasts, which nevertheless go hand-in-hand with great uncertainty, given the persistently bad epidemiological picture. The situation on the financial markets has also stabilised, with significant support from the accommodative monetary policy. In this situation the Governing Council decided yesterday to reconfirm the measures put in place to date, thereby continuing to ensure favourable financing conditions for the banking sector, the non-banking sector and the governments of the Eurosystem.
03/12/2021 Governor’s statement following the meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB: higher pace of securities purchases to ensure favourable financing conditions As the recovery strengthens in the second half of the year, economic growth in the euro area will reach 4% this year, although the risks remain high. Despite the recovery, price pressures will remain weak: inflation will stay below its medium-term target, reaching 1.4% at the end of the projection horizon. The members of the Governing Council were in complete agreement that ensuring favourable financing conditions for the banking sector, the non-banking sector and Eurosystem governments by maintaining a highly accommodative monetary policy is the key in this situation.
02/04/2021 Governor’s statement: Eurosystem’s commitment to sustainable and socially responsible investment in central bank portfolios The central banks of the Eurosystem are aware of the importance of climate risks and their potential financial consequences. On the Governing Council of the ECB we have therefore set out a common framework for socially responsible and sustainable investment in connection with central banks’ own portfolios of euro-denominated securities. Over the next two years central banks will begin monitoring these portfolios through various indicators of social responsibility and sustainability in investment.
01/22/2021 Governor’s statement following the ECB’ monetary policy meeting In the face of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic situation in euro area countries, Slovenia included, remains serious. In contrast to the first wave, when industry also suffered a major decline, it is mainly services that have been hit in the current winter wave. The situation on the financial markets remains stable, amid the monetary policy support put in place by the Governing Council last year. There was also an improvement in government borrowing terms in Slovenia, and Slovenian banks have been allowed to provide favourable financing conditions for businesses and households.

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