Slovenia Opposes EBRD Mercator Sale Involvement, Ministry Says

Slovenia opposes the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s participation in a “possible hostile takeover” of retailer Mercator Poslovni Sistem d.d. by Agrokor d.d., The Finance Ministry said in a statement in Ljubljana today.

The ministry believes the takeover of the supermarket chain by its Croatian rival would have significant negative implications for Slovenia’s economy, it said.

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