Daily headlines - Monday, 28 March

Ljubljana, 28 March - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 28 March:


"Planica only a record short of perfection": More than 59,000 ski jumping fans enjoyed the closing spectacle of the ski jumping season in Planica the past weekend with Slovenian ski jumpers featuring prominently. (front page, 14, 15)

Election campaign
"Call for voting prudently": Zdravko Počivalšek, the head of the Concretely party, which is standing in election as part of the Connecting Slovenia movement, said at a government session he chaired in the absence of the prime minister that he feared the consequences of the Ukraine war more than the election. (front page, 2)

Ukraine war
"Biden stepping up attack on Putin": After 32 days of fighting, the Russian army continues to shell military and other facilities in Ukraine. Negotiations are to continue today in person, again in Turkey. (front page, 3)


"Nothing unites Slovenians like eagles' achievements": Slovenian ski jumpers staged an extraordinary performance in Planica, winning a total of 998 points, an unprecedented feat, and impressing tens of thousands of fans. (front page, 14, commentary 12)

"Lower income tax should be followed by higher taxes on capital": The OECD has been warning Slovenia that its taxes on labour are too high while levies on capital are not high enough, but so far no legislative changes are planned to that effect. (front page, 3)


Ljubljana Stock Exchange
"Which companies on the stock market are expected to have the highest dividends?" The paper brings a forecast on the dividends of the companies traded on the stock exchange calculated based on assessments by seven financial experts. (front page, 2, 3)

Real estate prices
"Last year's growth in apartment prices highest since 2007. What's next?": The prices of residential real estate jumped by 15.7% in 2021, which is the highest annual rise since 2007. A total of 13,440 houses and apartments were sold, which is about 16% more than the year before. (front page, 4-5)

Health insurers
"They sit on at least a hundred million - what should they give back to clients": Three commercial health insurers have tens of millions euros in leftover supplementary health insurance premiums, which in the last two years were not used for treatment because of Covid-related restrictions in healthcare. (front page, 7)


Aid for Ukraine
"Slovenia helping": After a month of war, Ukraine needs both weapons and other aid. Apart from charities and many companies, several municipalities have also gotten actively involved in providing aid. (front page, 5)

"What Maribor expects of the new government": Some of the key issues for Maribor that the next government will need to tackle are funding of the municipality, plans for a waste-to-energy plant, what to do with the existing airport, and plans for a tunnel under the city. (front page, 2-3)

"Best season so far": Slovenian ski jumpers can look back at the best season so far and tens of thousands of fans enjoyed the closing events in the sunny Planica the past weekend. (front page, 2, 17-19)

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