Privatisation a hard sell to Slovenians wary of foreign masters

April 8, 2015 11:35 AM

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LJUBLJANA, April 8 (Reuters) - Plans to sell state-controlled Telekom Slovenia is testing the country's resolve to reshape an economy that two years ago nearly joined the likes of Greece and Cyprus in seeking an international bailout.

Privatisation has long been unpopular in Slovenia, where the state still controls about half of the economy, including telecoms and banks. People fear for jobs and other benefits if companies move into the private sector.

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