Daily headlines - Tuesday, 15 March

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


Ukraine war
"War expanding as peace talks stall": The Russian invasion continues for the 20th day, spreading throughout Ukraine, as talks between Russian and Ukrainian negotiators are to resume today after a 'technical break'. (front page, pages 2-5)

Fuel prices
"Petrol and diesel prices frozen": The government has capped petrol prices at 1.503 a litre and diesel at EUR 1.541 for at least 30 days. Meanwhile, prices of cereals are rising steeply. (front page, pages 2, 5)

Public broadcaster
"Against appointment of Igor Pirkovič": Staff at RTV Slovenija have again voiced their opposition to the leadership's moves, this time they protested against the appointment of Igor Pirkovič as acting editor of the news portal. (front page, page 6)


Fuel prices
"Govt regulates fuel prices again": To stabilise fuel prices, the government yesterday capped them at EUR 1.503 a litre for regular and EUR 1.541 for diesel. The measure will be in force for 30 days. (front page, page 5)

Ski jumping
"Coach who made Slovenia world powerhouse bidding farewell": After heading the Slovenian women's ski jumping team for four years Zoran Zupančič is leaving as the head coach. He has taken many Slovenian women jumpers to the top world class level. (front page, page 14)


Pharma company Krka
"How will war affect Krka": Even though 19 days have passed since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, drug company Krka has not yet released any estimate of the impact on its business. Russia, which is subject to sanctions, is its biggest single market and Ukraine is not negligible either. (front page, pages 2, 3)

Property auctions
"10 flats in Ljubljana for less than 126 grand": Ten apartments in various parts of the capital city will be available at auctions that are part of enforcement procedures by April. (front page, pages 12, 13)

Stock market
"Inflow in mutual stock funds down substantially in February": Slovenian asset managers reported the lowest net inflow in mutual stock funds in 16 months in February, the month that Russia attacked Ukraine, but payments into the funds still exceeded the withdrawals. (front page, pages 10, 11)


Ukrainian refugees
"Getting children to school as soon as possible": Večer has visited the Logatec refugee centre and school, which is getting ready to involve Ukrainian children in education process. (front page, page 5)

Fuel prices
"Govt curbs fuel prices": The period of liberalised fuel prices under the current government did not last long as the government intervened to stabilise prices. (front page, page 2)

Velenje campsite
"Will Velenje campsite stand deserted again?": The deadline expires today for new bids for the Velenje campsite after its owner, the operator of the Velenje mine, changed its mind to sell it to the municipality. (front page, page 23)

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