Daily headlines - Tuesday, 22 March

Ljubljana, 22 March - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 22 March:


Foreign investments
"Capital from the east conquering Slovenian market": If Hungarian Indotek Group indeed becomes the direct co-owner of Slovenian retailer Mercator, this will further increase the role of Hungarian capital in Slovenia, as Hungarian investors already control a significant part of oil retail, car trade and banking. (front page, 8)

Ukraine war
"Russian nightmare at the doorstep of Moldavia": Around 2,000 Russian soldiers are stationed in Transnistria and Russia has been supporting the Moldavian separatist region and supplying it with weapons for three decades. The paper wonders what would happen if the region joined the war on Russia's side. (front page, 3)

"Shelters' equipment is very spartan": Public shelters, which should have been checked every ten years, have been somewhat neglected in Slovenia in the last three decades. (front page, 5)


Electricity prices
"Why is electricity getting costlier?": Prices of electricity are going up despite the fact that Slovenia produces enough power to largely meet the country's needs and Slovenian power plants' costs have not gone up. (front page, 2)

"Skender is the past, Prosinečki is the future?": After unimpressive performances of the football club Olimpija, the management finally decided to sack coach Dino Skender. He is to be succeeded by the legendary Robert Prosinečki. (front page, 13)


Richest Slovenians
"Two billion euro": Ivo Boscarol and his daughter Taja are the last in a series of richest Slovenians who have sold their companies. In total, the companies were sold for around two billion euro. (front page, 2-3)

"Here come fresh millions for digitalisation of companies": After months of waiting, a public call for applications has been published offering companies funds to support their digital transformation. EUR 44 million is available. (front page, 6-7)

"Top auctions on the coast": Four apartments in Koper, one in Izola and several offices in Koper will be offered at auctions in the coming weeks. (front page, 12-13)


"The soil is very dry": Slovenia has had very little precipitation this winter and there has been no rain since mid-February, so the soil is very dry. Farmers notice the drought the most. (front page, 3)

Political alliances
"They will connect after the election": The parties from the KUL coalition will apparently not connect with the Freedom Movement before the election. (front page, 2)

Returning of diplomats to Kyiv
"Time for diplomats to return to Kyiv?": After four weeks of war in Ukraine, diplomatic talks are in full swing but a peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine still seems distant. In this situation, Slovenia has decided to send its diplomats back to Kyiv. The Foreign Ministry stresses they will be volunteers. (front page, 7)

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