The Bank of Slovenia is the central bank of the Republic of Slovenia. It was established on 25 June 1991 by the adoption of the Bank of Slovenia Act (BoSA).
It is a legal entity governed by public law. It is autonomous in disposal of its own assets. The Bank of Slovenia and the members of its decision-making bodies are independent and, pursuant to the BoSA, are not bound to any decisions, positions or instructions of state agencies or any other bodies, nor shall they seek their instructions or guidelines.
Since the introduction of the Euro on 1 January 2007 the Bank of Slovenia, in carrying out its tasks, fully abides by the provisions of the ESCB and ECB Statutes.
As a member of the ESCB, in line with the Treaty establishing the European Community and the two statutes just mentioned, the Bank of Slovenia carries out the following tasks:
- implements the common monetary policy,
- co-manages the official foreign reserves of the Member States in accordance with the Treaty on establishing the European Community, and
- promotes the smooth operation of payment systems.
The Bank of Slovenia also carries out all other tasks pursuant to the BoSA.