Daily headlines - Thursday, 6 May

Ljubljana, 6 May - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 6 May:


"200 million in vouchers available": Hotels and other accommodation facilities are opening their doors as restrictive measures are being relaxed. Slovenian providers count on domestic guests as more than EUR 200 million in tourist vouchers have remained unused. (front page, 4)

Koper-Divača rail
"Machines already humming, main work already in June": Ground was broken for the construction of the 27-km Divača-Koper rail track yesterday and the contractors signed the final contract for one of its two sections, Divača-Črni Kal, worth EUR 403.6 million. (front page, 7-8)

Social networks
"Facebook will continue to block Trump": Facebook continues to block former US President Donald Trump on its forums and on Instagram, and some Republican politicians are calling for the breaking of the communication monopolies of the US technological giants. (front page, 6)


"Tourists have become travelling laboratories": As almost a third of the electorate owns real estate in Croatia, Slovenian politicians will almost certainly make sure that the border is crossed without disruption for the voters and themselves regardless of the epidemiological situation. (front page, 3)

"Zorčič gets ultimatum, but he will not make it easier for coalition": The coalition parties are pressing parliamentary Speaker Igor Zorčič to resign after they have showed him a list of MP signatures supporting this call. He has told them that he will not resign. (front page, 2)


"Five exporters that can barely catch up with orders": Good news regarding results in the first quarter of the year, and also in April, are not coming only from German car makers - our major industrial exporters also say they are working at full steam. (front page, 2-3)

"Bojan Petan sells Marina Portorož": The spa operator Terme Čatež has sold Marina Portorož after several attempts to Luka Lucija, a company owned by the Slovenian investment fund Cirus 1. The paper looks at who has financed the deal and what the plans of the new owner are. (front page, 10-11)


"Waiters and production workers sought the most": Unemployment in Slovenia is down for a third month in a row, as there were 79,285 people registered at the Employment Service at the end of April, down 4.1% compared to March. (front page, 8)


"Haloze with a vaccination delay": There are problems with vaccination in certain parts of the country due to a lack of coordination of vaccination lists. The municipality of Žetale in the Haloze area has the lowest rate of 10.5% among all municipalities. (front page, 2-3)

"Demolition and boycotting": Parliamentary Speaker Igor Zorčič said he would not resign as he was pressed by the coalition parties to do under the argument that they have enough MP signatures supporting this motion. The opposition Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) has meanwhile started boycotting parliament's work. (front page, 2, 4-5)

"Battle getting increasingly tense": All three major contenders for the champion title in Slovenia's premier football league are close together at the top of the standings, only three points apart. (front page, 22-23)

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