Daily headlines - Thursday, 9 June

Ljubljana, 9 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 9 June:


Government staffing
"Ministers will decide on staff": Prime Minister Robert Golob wishes to shift the power centres for the staffing of supervisors at state-owned companies from the offices of political parties to ministries. For other types of appointment, special staffing commissions are planned. (front page, 2)

Art show scandal
"Cancellation due to doubts": A National Museum show that was supposed to open yesterday was to feature 160 works by greats such as Picasso and Miro. According to art experts, these are forgeries. The museum's director claims that the works are authentic. (front page, 16)

Business awards
"GZS confers business Oscars": The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) has conferred its business awards for exceptional achievements on five executives. (front page, 8)

"Guardiola is not for Slovenia": Slovenia will take on Norway tonight as it attempts to score the first points in the Nations League. (front page, 17)


NIJZ contact tracing
"Call centre does not call, does get money": Since 18 February the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) no longer does contact tracing. But the call centre to which this service has been outsourced has nevertheless received EUR 600,000 since then. (front page, 7, 12)

Croatia murder case
"50 years is life in prison in practice": An Austrian national living in Zagreb who murdered his own children has received a 50-year prison sentence. (front page, 18)

"Rock in front of packed Kongresni Trg": June in Ljubljana, a month-long festival, kicked off with a concert by a school rock choir. (front page)


"Inflation filling state coffers": The state has made insane amounts of money with soaring prices. In the first five months of the year, VAT revenue was up by almost a fifth compared to the year before. (front page, 2, 3)

"Too good to be true?": Adjusted for inflation, Slovenia's exports in the first quarter rose by only 4.2% compared to the nominal rate of 23%. (front page, 10, 11)

Construction legislation
"How you can built without a building permit": The new construction law introduces a new category of small reconstruction, meaning that some projects which have so far required a building permit can be done without one. (front page, 5)


LMŠ merger with Freedom Movement
"Merger with the winners": The LMŠ has confirmed the merger with the Freedom Movement, the SAB is expected to do so next week. It seems the prime minister's big-tent party has plenty of room to bring in additional non-parliamentary parties beyond the two. (front page, 2, 3)

GZS awards
"Five business Oscars this year": The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) has conferred its business awards on five executives. (front page, 4, 5)

Tuš trial
"The Tušs have pleaded guilty": The judge has accepted the plea bargain that Mirko and Tanja Tuš have reached with the prosecution in the Tušmobil case. (front page, 12)

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