Daily headlines - Monday, 13 June

Ljubljana, 13 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 13 June:


Digital vouchers
"Shopping with digital vouchers on Wednesday": EUR 150 digital vouchers, aimed at improving digital inclusion, will enter into force on Wednesday. Beneficiaries will be able to use them until 30 November. (front page, 4)

Party ratings
"Polarisation around two large ones": Compared to the May poll conducted by Mediana for Delo, the Freedom Movement of Prime Minister Robert Golob gained 4.6 percentage points to 31%, while the largest opposition party, the Democrats (SDS), improved by 3.4 percentage points to 21.5%. (front page, 3)

Cycling marathon
"Franja attracts most foreigners so far": The Franja cycling marathon featured around 2,600 amateur and recreational cyclists in its longest race, while the entire two-day event featured some 5,000 cyclists, including more than 500 foreigners. (front page, 17)


Cycling marathon
"Checking out Barjanka with electric bicycle": Dnevnik journalists tested the shorter of the two main races of the Franja cycling marathon, called Barjanka, with an electric bicycle. The 72-km course south of Ljubljana is a combination of tarmac and gravel roads. (front page, 6)

Sheltered housing
"Few applications for rental of sheltered housing units": The response to a call for applications for 25 sheltered housing units in the Novo Brdo neighbourhood is surprisingly weak, as there were initially only 21 applications. (front page, 7, commentary 12)

"Twice as higher bills coming to mailboxes": Households are receiving these days electricity bills with significantly higher amounts, as temporary government measures have expired and many providers have increased their prices. (front page, 3)


"How high your bill will be if electricity goes to exchange price?": The prices of electricity at energy exchange markets remain high and are expected to be even higher, and this is expected to reflect on household electricity bills in the coming months. (front page, 2-3)

"Comparison of current prices - forget about campaigns and low prices!": If you have lost your supplier, if your promotional offer has ran out or if you are simply not satisfied with your supplier, prepare yourself to be paying much more for electricity than until now. (front page, 3)

Bank loans
"What can we expect after interest rate raises in July and September?": The paper analyses what the further raises in interest rates for loans will bring when it comes to bank clients in terms of deposit fees, prices of loans and interest on deposits. (front page, 3)

"Entrepreneurs rushing to sell own shares to their companies. What are the risks?": The risk is that the tax treatment of the sale of one's own shares could become less favourable again next year as the tax reform of the previous government could be reversed. (front page, 3)


Theatre awards
"Ivo Barišič gets the ring": The 57th Maribor Theatre Festival came to a close on Sunday evening, with the Borštnik Ring for life-time achievement in theatre acting going to Ivo Barišič. The Škofja Loka Passion Play won the main prize. (front page, 2, 10)

"With taxes to new apartments": The paper wonders whether a property tax would stimulate the market, as there is a shortage of real estate on the market, especially rental real estate, while many apartments around the country are empty. (front page, 3)

"Low sentences for fall from balcony": A man from Maribor who plunged three storeys down from a balcony to barely survive the fall cannot believe that the persons whom he holds responsible for the fall have gotten less than a year in prison. (front page, 13)

"Dominantly and without mistakes": With two convincing stages in the Alps, Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič won the Criterium du Dauphine race. "I'm finally winning," Roglič said 18 days ahead of the start of the Tour de France. (front page, 17)

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