LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) - Results of Slovenia's financial system stress tests show that the small eurozone state will not need an international bailout to rescue eight troubled banks.

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) Results of Slovenia's financial system stress tests show that the small eurozone state will not need an international bailout to rescue eight troubled banks.

Slovenia's central bank governor Bostjan Jazbec said Thursday that the EU-mandated tests showed that the government needs to spend about 4.8 billion euros ($6.6 billion) for the bank rescue, with about 3 billion euros earmarked for the three largest state banks, NLB, NKBM and Abanka.

The recapitalization requires approval from the European Commission because of EU rules restricting state aid to businesses.