Janez Jansa greets his supporters as he exits the court building after the verdict, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, yesterday. He was sentenced Jansa to two years in prison for seeking bribes from a Finnish arms dealer. Photograph: Matej Leskovsek/AP

Slovenia’s former prime minister Janez Jansa has been jailed for two years for taking bribes in a major arms deal, in a case that he denounces as an a(...)

Slovenian finance minister Uros Cufer said his country does not need help. "We will need no bailout this year," he said. "I am calm." Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

Slovenia will not be the next euro member to need a financial rescue as it can afford to wait for lower borrowing costs before issuing new debt(...)