Daily headlines - Tuesday, 1 March

Ljubljana, 1 March - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 1 March:


"Sberbank will collapse, deposits safe for now": Economists warn against panic as the Slovenian subsidiary of Russian bank Sberbank is strongly affected by sanctions against Russia and "will collapse or will probably collapse". (front page, 2)

GDP and inflation
"Record GDP growth and inflation": Slovenia's economy expanded by 8.1% in real terms in 2021 after a 4.2% contraction the year before. Annual inflation rate reached almost 7% in February, the highest rate in the last 14 years. (front page, 8)

UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin
"This victory of Čeferin bigger than Athens 2016": UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin has organised a stunning rescue operation to get former Croatian football ace Darijo Srna, who currently runs Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk, and 50 players with their families and coaches out of Kyiev. (front page, 18)


"Sberbank customers cut off from their assets": Slovenian customers of the Slovenian subsidiary of Russian bank Sberbank, who wanted to withdraw larger amounts of money from their bank accounts yesterday, were left at the door. The paper looks at how the whole situation will affect them. (front page, 2)

Food safety
"PCT and masks checked, food not so much": A report on inspections by the Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection in 2021 is very concerning. Inspectors focussed on Covid measures at the expense of oversight over risks for the health of people, animals, plans and environment. (front page, 5)


"Eight questions and answers about Sberbank": The paper looks at what the restrictions for Sberbank mean for taxes, pensions, social transfers and loans. (front page, 2-4)

"Oil at over hundred dollars, shares downwards; what investors should do?": In the first hours of trading yesterday, shares lost their value on the financial markets and energy prices went up. The situation started stabilising in the afternoon. (front page, 5)

"After a strong drop, we have high growth - next is uncertainty": Slovenia's economy expanded by 8.1% in real terms in 2021 after a 4.2% contraction the year before. (front page, 6-7)


"Sanctions hit customers": The central bank will propose today a solution for Sberbank customers, who are already opening accounts with other banks to be able to receive pensions, social transfers and wages. (front page, 2, 6)

"Preparations for acceptance of refugees": While the war in Ukraine escalates, Slovenia is preparing to accept refugees. (front page, 2-3)

Energy vouchers
"How to get to energy vouchers": The Maribor municipality will distribute energy vouchers to help citizens deal with the rising energy prices. The paper looks at which households will get them. (front page, 17)

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