Daily headlines - Tuesday, 28 June

Ljubljana, 28 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 28 June:


UKC Ljubljana energy renovation
"Problems with energy renovation at UKC": Energy renovation of UKC Ljubljana commenced on 13 July, but its continuation is uncertain amidst warnings that the contract, awarded to the builder GH Holding, is riddled with corruption risk. (front page, 3)

NATO enlargement
"NATO will strengthen eastern flank": NATO starts a three-day summit today under the shadow of the Russian threat. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has described the summit as transformational and historic. (front page, 5)

"Volunteers of the year": A simplified version of the Constitution has been declared the best volunteering project of the year. (front page)

Communicable diseases act
"Changes to the law urgent": The latest Constitutional Court decision on pandemic restrictions highlights the urgent need to change the act on communicable diseases, which the National Assembly will vote on on Wednesday. (front page, 2)


"At the cusp of monkeypox vaccination?": More than 3,200 monkeypox cases have been detected around the world since May. Some European countries have already started vaccinating those at highest risk. (front page, 2)

Ukraine war
"Unyielding support for Ukraine on the day of yet another Russian atrocity": On the second day of the G7 summit, Russian forces shelled a shopping mall in Kremenchuk, where there were about a thousand people at the time. (front page, 6)


German economy
"Germany, the economic sick man of Europe?": Germany, Slovenia's largest trading partner, is forecast to record one of the lowest GDP growth rates in Europe this year. This is not the country's only problem. (front page, 4, 5)

Export trends
"Demand tapering off in some industries": Some industries are starting to see weaker demand. In the metals industry in particular prices are already going down. (front page, 2, 3)

"Drought dries Slovenian rivers and hits energy production": With river levels declining due to drought, production of hydroelectricity is in decline. The drought is also bad for the Krško nuclear power station. (front page, 6)


Textbook prices
"School will be more expensive": Textbooks, workbooks and other school materials for the next school year are already more expensive. Now schools say they will have to raise lunch prices as well. (front page, 5)

Maribor hospital
"Who has problems with UKC park": UKC Maribor plans to chop down trees in a park in front of the hospital to put up a mobile Covid ward. Some staff are enraged, the hospital management says the final location has not been determined yet. (front page, 17)

Presidential election
"Jambrek talked Krajnik into it": Nina Krajnik, a psychoanalyst, has become the latest candidate to announce a run for the presidency. (front page, 2)

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