TheGeneral Assembly of the European Federation of Financial Services Users(EuroFinUsetook placein Villa Klimt in Vienna on Thursday, and the International Conference entitled The Financial Repression of Savers and Investors", whichwas organised byEuroFinUse and the Austrian Association of Shareholders (IVA), took place on the premises of Vienna Insurance Group on Friday.

This has been 2nd international conference in Vienna which was – after this year's conference of The European Business Angel Network  EBAN 2013 (VIDEO), in the framework of the efforts of the international business-investment VZMD programmes: Invest to Slovenia ( and International Investors` Network ( – attended by VZMD representatives, and this has also been 2ndEuroFinUse conference of this type, after the one in March, which took place in the European Parliament (VIDEO)

Pan-Slovenian Shareholders' Association (VZMD) which is among the most active EuroFinUse members – VZMD President Mr Kristijan Verbič is also a member of the executive board – has this time included among the panel speakers a representative of the Slovene Insurance Business, Mr Benjamin Jošar, a member of Triglav Insurance Company d.d.  Management Board.

In the framework of the round-table discussion VZMD President opened a discussion related to the opinion regarding the so called»investors' haircuts« in Slovenia, which could become an example for other countries. He also presented problems concerning theproposal of the Slovene Law Amendment about Banking (ZBan-1L), which is explicitly retroactively and fundamentally encroaching upon the rights of the holders of subordinate bonds of banks. He also emphasized that those preparing and making decisions in this process have said that the adoption of such law is, in spite of all convincing doubts, inevitable, because the European Commission insists on it, and the Commission is not willing to accept any negotiations, let alone allow any indulgence, therefore his debate was intended mostly for the representative of the European Commission for Internal Market and Services, Mr Carlos Marvall. You canwatch his answer and all other events in the EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT by clicking the photo above.

Otherwise VZMD representatives arrived to Vienna from Moscow where, immediately prior to the events in Vienna, the Russian-Slovene Business and Investment Forum took place in the framework of the visit of the Slovene business delegation, on the occasion of the visit of the Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Karel Erjavec to his Russian colleague Mr Sergey Lavrov.  After the attention-grabbing international conference in Vienna, VZMD President departed for the South-African Cape Town, where the international conference Global KEN forum was concluded yesterday. As a EuroFinUse representative and as a representative of the World Federation of Investors (WFI)Mr Verbič presented the possibilities of cooperation in the field of investments, business contacts, research and education, primarily in the perspective of Invest to Slovenia and International Investors' Network programmes.

After this year's successful presentations in Astana, Almaty, Baku, Brussels, Bucharest, Cape Town, Vienna, Kiev, Ljubljana, Madrid,Moscow, New Delhi, Tokyo and Zagreb, VZMD is pleased to invite all who would like to take part in the activities to contact VZMD programme coordinator by phone 031 770 771, or e-mail

Other Related International Activities: 

MOSCOW – At the Slovenian Embassy about a joint investors’ conference in the fall – an arrangement between the Russian Federation of Investors, VZMD and the Slovenian Embassy (Moscow, June 2013)

KAZAKHSTAN – a successful visit of the Slovenian business delegation in Kazakhstan – strong interest displayed in the international investors’ programs of the PanSlovenian Shareholders’ Association (VZMD): and (Astana, Almaty, June 2013)

WORLD BANK – President of VZMD and EuroFinUse Board Member speaker of the first panel at the international conference about audit reform and the importance of audit committees (Bucharest, June 2013)

VIENNA – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT from the European meeting of venture and start-up capital funds and the congress of business angels’ network EBAN 2013 – an active role of VZMD and its international investors’ programs and (Vienna, May 2013)


VIDEO REPORT – Variegated happening at the 19th financial fair KAPITAL 2013 at Cankar Hall, along two-day presentation of the international investors’ programs and the lecture of VZMD President (Ljubljana, April 2013)

VIDEO REPORT – exclusively from the European Parliament: the EuroFinUse international conference and the Election Assembly, the announcement of the new President and Board of directors of this influential European association, into which a representative of Slovenia is also re-elected (Brussels, March 2013)

BRUSSELS – Slovenia with VZMD once more elected to the top of the European Federation of Financial Services Users – intensive international activities today continue with a conference in the European Parliament (Brussels, March 2013)

TOKYO – conclusion of the visit of Slovene economic and political delegation with Slovenian-Japanese Business & Investment Forum and the reception at Japanese investors’ association – the active role of VZMD with its international investors’ programs and, March 2013)

INDIA – visit of Slovenian government and business delegation – on the basis of Memorandum between ICPE and VZMD international investors' programs and also present (New Delhi, February 2013)

Memorandum of cooperation signed between the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) and VZMD, with additional expansion of activities within the framework of international investment programs and (Ljubljana, January, 2013)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT of “International Conference on Benefits and Challenges of Public Private Partnerships for improving Energy Efficiency” – key statements of prominent participants (Ljubljana, October, 2012)

VIDEO REPORT - Prominent Participants of Two Key International Conferences in Bled, India and Slovenia as Business Partners and CloudForum, Show Interest in the Investors’ Week in September in Slovenia (Bled, March 2012)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT from Slovenian - Azerbaijani Business Forum in Baku (Baku, January, 2013)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT from EuropeanIssuers International Conference on »The future of European Equity Markets« at the Milan Stock Exchange – programs in also at the upcoming International Investors´ Conference in Wiesbaden (Milano, November 2012)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT - Investors' week and the view of business potentials and investment opportunities during the visit of distinguished international guests at the Slovenian coast (Postojna, Koper, Piran, September, 2012)

VIDEO REPORT "Ljubljana declaration" – historic decision on unification of 50 organizations of shareholders and investors under one association and VZMD award »Polet« for »Model corporate governance in multinational corporation« to Gorenje company (Ljubljana, September 21, 2012)

Gala reception and dinner before International Conference on financial education and investors` exposition »investo Expo« (Ljubljana, September 19, 2012)

VIDEO REPORT - International Conference at the Brussels Stock Exchange Stimulated Investors' Representatives and Institutions to Participate at the Investors' Week 2012 in September in Slovenia(Brussels, March 2012)

"Slovenian Day at the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE)" Exceptional Interest of Funds, Investors, and the Financial Media for Slovenian Companies and Its Investment Environment - The Introduction of - Invest to Slovenia's Newly Founded Affiliate, - Invest to Montenegro (Warsaw, October 2011)

SLOVENIA PRAISED IN PARIS – acclaimed presentation of reputable Slovenian companies at the largest European investment convention, Actionaria, and the General Assembly of the World Federation of Investors Corporation (WFIC) – VZMD.TV EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST (Paris, December 2010) – More on the VZMD – PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association and – Over 300 videos from VZMD.TV and – More on the – Invest to Slovenia Program – More on the network of 55 national organizations of shareholders and investors –