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Factsheet for measure SI-2023-15/3232 – measures in Slovenia

Loans for companies affected by the war in Ukraine

Financiranje podjetij, ki jih je prizadela vojna v Ukrajin

Country Slovenia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 13 April 2023 – 31 December 2023
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Access to finance
Author Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound
Measure added 08 June 2023 (updated 13 June 2023)

Background information

In response to the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, The Slovenian Export and Development Bank (SID bank) has implemented a measure that offers credits to companies. The measure aims to provide access to loans at interest rates below market rates for companies to invest in working capital and technology. Companies can receive loans on favourable terms for investments in Slovenia. The call for applications has been open since 13 April 2023. The measure was created in accordance with the Act on Aid to the Economy to Mitigate the Effects of the Energy Crisis .

Content of measure

This measure targets companies that have been affected by the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. Companies enduring supply chain disruptions, outstanding payments from Russia or Ukraine, cyber-attack risks, cost increases, and lower supply of semi-products, raw materials or energy are eligible.

The loan scheme is open to businesses that are at least two years old and have two or more employees. The minimum amount of financing provided is €100,000 per company. The maximum amount of financing is 85% of the value of investments. The credit period for the loan is 2 to 12 years. The final maturity of the credits cannot exceed past 24 December 2036.

The total funds for this measure is €50 million.

Use of measure

No Information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No information available.

Views and reactions

No information available


  • 11 April 2023: The government of RS, Financing for companies adversely affected by the situation in Ukraine (Ukrep financiranja za podjetja z negativnimi posledicami pri poslovanju zaradi situacije v Ukrajini (


Eurofound (2023), Loans for companies affected by the war in Ukraine , measure SI-2023-15/3232 (measures in Slovenia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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