Daily headlines - Tuesday, 31 August

Ljubljana, 31 August - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 31 August:


"Beating inflation by diversifying stocks": As Slovenians have almost 24 billion euros stored in banks, the paper looks at in what investments they could find refuge from inflation. (front page, 8)

Party alliances
"Janez Janša's manoeuvre falls through": The attempt by the prime minister and head of the senior coalition Democrats (SDS) to secure the backing of New Slovenia (NSi), which started flirting with the centre-left bloc, by setting certain conditions for post-election alliances, has fallen through. (front page, 2)

Paralympic Games
"Slovenians in Tokyo still have something to say": Shooter Franček Gorazd Tiršek won the silver medal in the men's 10m air rifle standing competition yesterday in what is his third Paralympic silver medal in the discipline after London (2012) and Rio (2016). (front page, 16)


New school year
"Self-testing: Authorities trust school children this time": Self-testing of students of secondary schools and the last three grades of primary school is starting, but tests kits are not available in all pharmacies around the country. (front page, 2)

Car fires
"When you turn off your car, it takes it some time to 'fall asleep'": A total of 313 cars went ablaze this year, and last year the number stood at 454. As there are many assemblies through which fuel runs and a lot of electric components in a car, a fire can break out also when the vehicle is not running. (front page, 10)


"Cryptotax is coming. What will it be like?": While Ivan Simič, the head of the Financial Administration, would tax 10% of the sale value of cryptocurrencies, there is still a possibility of the relevant ministry proposing taxation of profit, and not the entire sale value. (front page, 2-3)


"They earned more on average": The average gross wage in Slovenia in the first half of the year was up by 7,4% in real terms compared to the same period last year. (front page, 5)

New school year
"Schools and kindergartens ready": Parents have been urged to send only fully healthy children to schools and kindergartens as last year's situation with coronavirus must not happen again. (front page, 2-3)

Paralympic Games
"Our Paralympians do not disappoint": Although there are only a few of them and they have debutants in their ranks, Slovenian Paralympians did not disappoint in Tokyo, either, as shooter Franček Gorazd Tiršek yesterday won the silver medal in the men's 10m air rifle standing competition. (front page, 23)

Prostitution trial
"Money for freedom": Sergej Racman, a businessman suspected of masterminding a sex trafficking operation in a case known as Marina, has offered the court a bail in cash to be released from detention. (front page, 21)

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