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Ministry of Finance, Župančičeva 3, Ljubljana
Signing the Agreement on Succession Issues

The Succession Fund of the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter: the Fund) is a public financial fund which was established to implement the Agreement on Succession Issues, and in this respect to exercise the rights and settle the liabilities of the Republic of Slovenia in the process of division of property, rights and liabilities of the former SFRY and to perform other tasks, related to the succession issues of the former SFRY. The Agreement on Succession Issues was signed on 29 June 2001 in Vienna and entered into force on 2 June 2004.

 

According to the Act on the Method of Execution of the Judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in Case No. 60642/08, which came into force on 4 June 2015, the requests for verification of old foreign-currency savings can to be filed from 1 December 2015 until 31 December 2017. The verification procedure will be conducted by the Succession Fund of the Republic of Slovenia. Beneficiaries can submit requests in person or by post. Requests cannot be submitted by email.

   

The prescribed request for verification along with the instructions is available in the Slovenian, Croatian, Bosnian in English language. A Guide to a complete verification request is available here.

 

The beneficiaries who have received the indicative calculation and agree with it, no further steps on their behalf are required. The Fund will transfer the funds to their account in approximately 2 months (61 days).

 

On 21st October 2016 the date of the acquisition of the data of the Sarajevo Main Branch was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. Thus the conditions have been met in order to begin the verification procedure for the savers of the aforementioned Main Branch.
 
In connection with the transfers of foreign-currency savings to separate accounts, we emphasize the importance of the second paragraph of Article 2 of the Act on the Method of Execution of the Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Case No. 60642/08, which provides that the unpaid foreign-currency savings are not the old foreign-currency savings or part thereof which have been transferred to another legal entity or to special accounts for special uses. In accordance with the above-mentioned facts, these requests cannot be invoked in the verification process since their holders are not beneficiaries, as provided by Article 6 of the Act on the Method of Execution of the Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Case No. 60642/08. 

  

In case the beneficiary dies during the procedure, the verification procedure is suspended. The decision on suspension shall be published on the e-government portal in accordance with the General Administrative Procedure Act. The verification procedure shall continue only when a final decree of distribution is sent to the Fund by heirs.