Daily headlines - Monday, 21 March

Ljubljana, 21 March - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 21 March:


Food self-sufficiency
"We produce enough milk and meat, but not wheat": Slovenia is self-sufficient when it comes to almost all foodstuffs, while it is strongly dependent on the imports of plant-based foodstuffs. Options for increasing production are limited. (front page, 3)

War in Ukraine
"Ten million Ukrainians displaced": Forces on the both sides of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict have limited themselves to tactical action and gathering reserves, which inspires some more hope for a breakthrough in negotiations. (front page, 4-5)

Ski jumping
"Slovenian eagles ready for Planica": Slovenian ski jumpers have shown in Germany's Oberstdorf that they are "born flyers", with Timi Zajc scoring one win and one third place ahead of the World Cup season finale in Slovenia's Planica. (front page, 13)


Ski jumping
"Timi Zajc invites to Planica with a win": Slovenian ski jumper Timi Zajc won Sunday's ski flying event in Germany's Oberstdorf to invite Slovenian fans to the World Cup season finale in Slovenia's Planica, which starts on Friday. (front page, 13)

Radioactive waste
"Riko, Kolektor and CGP will divide up almost 200 million euros": Only one bidder remains in play to construct a repository for low-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste - a consortium of Riko, Kolektor CPG and CGP Novo Mesto. Their bid unofficially stands at EUR 200 million. (front page, 4)


"Additional EUR 90 million available for subsidising investments by companies": The Spirit agency has published a public call for applications for the promotion of investments in greater productivity of and competitiveness of companies as part of the recovery and resilience plan. A total of EUR 90 million in subsidies is available. (front page, 12-13)

Energy prices
"Small station operators: Government strangled us, we are closing down": Following the government's decree that sets a ceiling on prices of motor fuels, several small operators closed their service stations. At the same time, they are perplexed by statements by the economy minister and large retailers that there are sufficient stockpiles. (front page, 4-5)


Sport achievements
"Aces on all surfaces": A great weekend is behind Slovenian athletes, with cyclist Matej Mohorič winning the Milan-San Remo race, Tina Šutej grabbing silver at the World Athletics Indoor Championships, Alpine skier Andreja Slokar winning the last World Cup slalom event in Méribel, and ski jumper Timi Zajc winning a ski flying World Cup event in Oberstdorf. (front page, 17-18, 22)

War in Ukraine
"War is changing policies": One of the consequences of the war in Ukraine are far-reaching shifts made by EU and NATO member states in defence and security. (front page, 4)

"More rapes, more sexual assaults on children": The number of crimes against sexual inviolability processed by the police, especially crimes with child victims, increased last year. (front page, 13)

Sanctions against Russia
"No assets of Russians seized in Slovenia": For the time being, no assets owned by Russian oligarchs have been frozen or seized in Slovenia, probably because there are no such assets in Slovenia. There are 942 companies in Slovenia with at least one Russian shareholder. (front page, 5)

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