Daily headlines - Wednesday, 30 March

Ljubljana, 30 March - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 30 March:


Wheat supply
"Farmers worried over drought, war and costs": Global commodity supply problems due to the war in Ukraine are compounded by insecurity about domestic crop caused by a long spell of drought, farmers warn. (front page, page 4)

War in Ukraine
"Negotiations mitigate fighting": Ukraine-Russia talks in Istanbul have shown progress as Russia pledged to significantly reduce military activity in the areas of Kyiv and Chernihiv. (front page, page 5)

"Firefighters hoping for help from the sky": A forest fire that has spread near Preddvor is the worst blaze in the northern Gorenjska region so far this year. Firefighters hope that the coming rain will help put out the fire. (front page, page 12)


"The fire just refused to go out": Army helicopters and a water bomber from Croatia have come to help extinguish a forest fire that broke out near Preddvor on Monday. Considerable property damage has been caused with several holiday homes and between 500 and 700 hectares of forest burnt. (front page, page 8)

"Minister Hojs to get EUR 8,000 gross after election": Interior Minister Aleš Hojs will return to his previous job after the 24 April election, where, according to Dnevnik's unofficial information, he will get a EUR 8,000 gross pay. (front page)


Energy prices
"Big price rises coming": Electricity and gas price hikes that emerged last year affecting households and companies are only the beginning as the situation is set to worsen this year. (front page, pages 2, 3)

Petrol market
"Supply concerns making diesel costlier": The price of a litre of heating oil has reached a new record, and if it were not for a government regulation setting price caps, the price of motor fuels would also be at a record high. (front page, page 4)

"Košorok going from ministry to the top of GEN Energija?": Blaž Košorok, until recently a state secretary at the Infrastructure Ministry, is rumoured to become CEO of GEN Energija, one of two major energy groups in the country. (front page, page 5)


Election debate
"From Ukraine to incinerator": Večer has hosted its first election debate featuring candidates from Maribor that are vying for an MP seat. The participants talked the war in Ukraine and its impact as well as a potential project to build a waste-to-energy plant in the area. (front page, page 3)

Social policy
"In favour of curtailing social rights": The New Slovenia (NSi) party is backing a bill that would, among other things, restrict access to child benefit. (front page, page 2)

"Another fugitive member of Kavaški Klan detained": Blaž Kadivec, the brother of the alleged leader of the Slovenian arm of the Montenegro-based international criminal ring Kavaški Klan, is in Spain awaiting extradition to Slovenia. (front page, page 13)

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