The Slovenian bond market is comparatively bigger even though it has not yet attained the standards of the other members of the European Union. The bond market in Slovenia is predominated by public issuance. With the adoption of the euro in 2007, the infrastructure of domestic government debt market was further integrated to the EU market. In the Slovenian derivative market some exchange-traded funds are listed at present.
The Bond auctions are executed in two phases:
a) 1st phase – by competitive bidding and
b) 2nd phase - by non-competitive bidding.
In accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Ljubljana Stock Exchange (LJSE) all government bonds issued for budget financing are listed on Ljubljana Stock exchange official market (only Eurobonds and bonds issued for special restructuring and restitution purposes are exempt from this agreement). The treasury bills are listed on the semi-official market.