Daily headlines - Tuesday, 19 April

Ljubljana, 19 April - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 19 April:


Corporate governance
"Political staffing stimulates corruption": Political staffing brings inexperienced and ill-qualified people to executive positions in state-owned companies, who also entail a risk of cronyism and corruption, says Gorazd Podbevšek, the head of the Directors' Association. (front page, page 3)

Ukraine war
"Lviv target of Russian attacks": Lviv, a city in western Ukraine, not far from the border with Poland, was reportedly hit by several missile strikes on Monday, which killed at least seven people, including a child. (front page, page 5)

General election
"Early voting starts": From today until Thursday 96 polling stations across the country will be open to cast ballots early for Sunday's election. Healthcare will be one of the key topics in the vote. (front page, pages 2, 4, 7)


"Leadership rewarding deserving staff": The leadership of the police force is moving disturbing staff to Tacen whereas rewarding faithful staff. It plans to appoint three new police attaches abroad. (front page, page 4)

"Only all fives open doors to desired schools": Enrolments exceed the number of enrolment places at at least 19 'gimnazija' programmes of secondary schools in central Slovenia. (front page, page 4)

Ljubljana Archives
"Ljubljana: City Archives material moved to BTC": More than four kilometres of documents kept by the Ljubljana Historical Archives have been moved to depots in the BTC commercial district, which the director says are too small to keep the documents safe. (front page, page 8)


Monetary policy
"When to expect first ECB interest rise": ECB boss Christine Lagarde has explained how she will tighten up monetary policy. (front page, pages 2, 3)

Executive pay
"How much did bosses of Krka, NLB, Salus, Petrol, Triglav and Cinkarna earn last year": Jože Colarič, CEO of Krka, as the top earning manager of Slovenian public companies made EUR 1.16 million gross last year, down 5.5% from the year before. (front page, page 4)


"Tourism recovering": Bookings for Easter and May Day holidays augur well for the peak tourism season and indicate Slovenian tourism will recover to pre-Covid levels. (front page, page 6)

Covid-19 science
"Science under pressure of charges": A series of criminal complaints and reports filed over the past two years against scientists who advised the government on Covid-19 response are meant mostly to intimidate. (front page, page 2)

General election
"Pre-election duel Tanja Fajon vs. Robert Golob": The duel between Tanja Fajon and Robert Golob wraps up Večer's series of interviews with party leaders. Janez Janša and Matej Tonin did not respond to the invitation to take part. (front page, pages 3-5)

"Smiling through hell": Matej Mohorič placed 5th in Paris-Roubaix, one of the Monuments on the European road cycle racing also known as the hell of North. (front page, page 17)

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