Daily headlines - Thursday, 15 July

Ljubljana, 15 July - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 15 July:


Recovery of culture sector
"Four days for work, fifth for culture": A report by the European Parliament's Culture Committee indicates that the culture sector suffered a 30% decline in revenue last year, recommending that permanent public and private support for the sector be provided. (front page, 16)

Coronavirus drugs
"Vaccine as well as drug": An international consortium is conducting research into the protein composition of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Its head Harald Schwalbe says the desire is to have a coronavirus vaccine as well as a drug to treat patients. (front page, 13)

Tour de France
"Tadej Pogačar's royal victory": Slovenian rider Tadej Pogačar has won the royal stage at the Tour de France to cement his lead and edge closer to his second race win. (front page, 17)


Registration of residence
"Registration arbitrary, unregistration rejected": A look at how administrative units are handling registrations of permanent resident in rental apartment shows a grotesque picture. Until now, the Ljubljana unit has not even sanctioned violators. (front page, 2)

Return to classrooms
"The vaccinates in school, others on Zoom?": The Education Ministry has indicated that when schools open in autumn, coronavirus testing will be introduced. Whether it will be mandatory is unclear, and neither is it clear whether the untested would have to attend class remotely. (front page, 4)


Tourism investment
"Who dares to invest in tourism? We've found five": Even though tourism is among the industries most severely affected by Covid, there are still some investments ongoing, including in major tourism resorts. (front page, 2, 3)

Opel's performance in Slovenia
"Why Opel has almost disappeared from the Slovenian market and how its return is proceeding": Dragan Nenadović, regional director for Opel at car dealer Wallis, says Opel's market share in Slovenia has risen from under one percent at the start of the year to 3.3%. (front page, 14)


Retail sales
"Consequences of Sunday closure": Retailers had bleak predictions about the closure of shops on Sunday. It is difficult to gauge what actually happened as estimates by retailers and trade unions differ, but the Chamber of Commerce (TZS) says Sunday closures have reduced revenue by about seven percent. (front page, 4)

Consultancy fees
"How much advice costs": Some top government advisers work for free, including the chairs of the strategic councils for the economy and digital transition, others have consultancy contracts. (front page, 2, 3)

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