Daily headlines - Tuesday, 17 May

Ljubljana, 17 May - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 17 May:


Coalition agreement
"Big plans, but no clear timeline": The future government of Robert Golob has set high goals for healthcare in the coalition agreement. So far many ministers have tried but failed to survive the turbulences in healthcare without consequences. (front page, 3)

"Access to new markets": The Celje-based company Prevent & Deloza, which develops and sells protective outfits, has acquired the German company Askö, which produces gloves for firefighters. (front page, 9)

"Shelter for all kinds of sinners": Five years have passed since the renovation of the Švicarija arts centre in Ljubljana's Tivoli Park. (front page, 15)


"Everyone wants to be aesthetic surgeon": As many as 14 doctors are vying for the two specialisation spots for aesthetic surgery, while there are no candidates for rheumatology. (front page, 4)

Visit by Qatari emir
"Emir visiting: Qatar looking for business opportunities in Slovenia": Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani arrived for a two-day visit yesterday. He was received by President Borut Pahor, outgoing PM Janez Janša and two ministers. (front page, 5)

"Would ankle bracelet help?": The number of restraining orders has been dropping in the last five years. This year, 285 have been issued and violations occurred in 29 cases. (front page, 9, commentary 12)


Economic forecast
"Growth will be slower, inflation higher": Brussels has published fresh economic forecasts for the EU, the paper says, presenting the outlook for Slovenia as well as the EU. (front page, 2-3)

"What the annulment of tax law would mean": The future government of Robert Golob declared in the coalition agreement it will annul the tax reform of the Janez Janša government. The paper looks at what this would mean. (front page, 6-7)

State aid
"Where most money went to and who are the biggest recipients": In 2020, a total of EUR 1.77 billion in state aid was paid out, of which EUR 1.27 billion went for businesses that were affected by the epidemic. (front page, 4-5)


Coalition agreement
"Are plans feasible?": Commenting on the plans for healthcare in the coalition agreement, former long-term head of the ZZZS health fund and health minister Samo Fakin says the problem with coalition agreements is that they say what should be done and why but not how and when this will be done. (front page, 2)

Freedom Movement deputy group
"Who will lead Golob's MPs": The Freedom Movement, the future senior coalition party, will appoint deputy group head these days. Some think Borut Sajovic should take the post. (front page, 3)

Commute costs
"How to reduce transport costs": With high fuel prices, driving to work has become significantly costlier, so many started sharing a ride or using public transport. (front page, 4)

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