Daily headlines - Monday, 7 March

Ljubljana, 7 March - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 7 March:


War in Ukraine
"Soon, two million people on the run from Ukraine": According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 1.5 million people have left Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, the majority fleeing to Poland, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. (front page, 2-4)

Covod-19 epidemic
"Again to school without masks": The government and experts have decided that school children will no longer be required to wear face masks in school as the epidemiological situation is improving. (front page)

Ski jumping
"Lanišek back to podium at the right time": In the last ski jumping act in the World Cup season in Oslo, Slovenia's Anže Lanišek placed second to earn his 11th podium finish in career. The season will conclude with the Ski Flying World Championship in Vikersund, and the ski jumping season finale in Oberstdorf and Slovenia's Planica. (front page, 13)


Business with Russia
"Companies stopping supplies to Russia": Many Slovenian companies are facing difficulties with paying open claims and finalising open deals in Russia, and some of them have suspended their business with the country following the invasion of Ukraine. (front page, 3)

Energy costs
"After coronavirus, they are now squeezed by expensive electricity": After the Covid-19 epidemic, Slovenian companies have found themselves in the grip of the energy crisis, with some paying as much as six times more for electricity than last year. (front page, 5)

War in Ukraine
"Evacuation of civilians from Mariupol fails for second time": A second attempt to get civilians out from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol has failed, as a civilian convoy was not able to leave the city due to shelling by the Russians. (front page, 2)


Energy prices
"Prices of fuel ahead of large hike": A large increase in retail prices of diesel is expected on Tuesday as the price of oil has reached a ten-year high. The paper expects that a litre of diesel will be sold in Slovenia at EUR 1.65 as of tomorrow. (front page, 4)

Energy prices
"Where prices of oil and gas can climb to this year": Unicredit economists have calculated that the average price of oil will this year reach US$110 per barrel, which is more than 50% above the last year's average. (front page, 2-3)

Energy prices
"KP Vrhnika: Find another gas supplier, we will increase prices significantly": The municipality-owned supplier of gas in Vrhnika has called on its clients to quickly change their supplier as it is not able to prevent a significant increase in prices. (front page, 5)


Reporters in Ukraine
"They risk their lives for truth": The paper says that "we are witnessing Putin's assassination of truth, independent journalism and, consequently, his own nation" as it quotes Branko Soban, a former correspondent from Moscow. (front page, 5)

"Žižek for the Left, NSi self-confident": World-renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek endorsed the opposition Left as the party held a congress in Maribor on Saturday, the same day the coalition NSi held a conference of its own to highlight its Christian values. (front page, 2-3)

Murder trial
"Opinions vary on murderer's sanity": The trial at the Celje District Court of Gregor Ducman, who last March murdered his mother and tried to kill his father, is entering the final phase. (front page, 2-3)

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