Daily headlines - Friday, 25 March

Ljubljana, 25 March - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Friday, 25 March:


Ukrainian refugees
"Companies already offering jobs to refugees": Some Slovenian companies are already looking for ways to offer jobs to Ukrainian refugees to fill some of staffing gaps. (front page, page 4)

Planica ski jumping meet
"Lanišek and Zajc put on a great show": Slovenian ski jumpers mustered excellent flights in Thursday's qualifying with Anže Lanišek and Timi Zajc taking the top two spots, which bodes well for the first event of the World Cup finals in Planica today. (front page, page 19)

General election
"Marginals outside parliament gates": Except for the Freedom Movement, other non-parliamentary parties have rather slim chance of making it to parliament. (front page, page 2)


Planica ski jumping meet
"Ski jumping spectacle gets under way in Planica": The ski jumping spectacle in Planica got under way with the qualifying for today's event. Spectators at the venue will be able to see ten Slovenian jumpers in action this weekend. (front page, page 15)

NATO summit
"Emergency summit as a show of unity": NATO leaders endorsed the decision to bolster the alliance's eastern flank, agreed to speed up implementation of financial commitments and called on China not to help Russia to skirt sanctions. (front page, page 6)

"Tragic record during pandemic": Slovenia recorded 114 stillbirths in 2020, the highest number since 1998. Considering findings by foreign researchers, the alarming increase in bad outcomes is directly and indirectly linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. (front page, page 2)


General election
"What influence will election debates have": The election campaign officially started yesterday with the first TV debate featuring the heads of parliamentary parties and hosted by the public broadcaster. The question is whether there will be a face-off between PM Janez Janša and his main challenger Robert Golob. (front page, pages 2, 3, 22)

Fallout of Russian invasion
"Renault grinds to a halt too": More than 400 multinationals have already halted production in Russia, the French car marker being among the last to do so yesterday. The impact will not reflect only on balance sheets. (front page, pages 2, 6)

Local politics
"From Mickey Mouse to swastika": Graffiti and unusual posters targeting Celje Mayor Bojan Šrot have appeared in the city a while ago. Removal of the graffiti has already cost city utility companies EUR 26 million. (front page, page 23)

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