Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has met with an angry reception on a visit to Bosnia from demonstrators demanding to get their money back from Slovenia’s Ljubljanska bank.
More than 4,000 Bosnian citizens have taken legal action against the bank, claiming they are owed some 135 million euros in savings.
The protestors in Sarajevo set fire to Slovenian products and displayed banners saying “Take your garbage back to the European Union”.
The unrecoverable money was placed with the Ljubljanska bank as a safe haven during the break up of the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.
The Slovenian government has argued the issue should be dealt with through the global financial settlement for the former Yugoslavia and not bilaterally.