Slovenia banks need 4.8 bln euros recapitalisation - government

Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

LJUBLJANA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Slovenia's banks need 4.8 billion euros extra capital, of which 3 billion will go to the top three state banks from government funds and bonds, the government said on Thursday.

The figures are within a range the euro zone member has said previously it can afford without seeking an international bailout. The government gave five smaller banks until June to raise 1.6 billion euros in private capital.