Daily headlines - Friday, 1 July

Ljubljana, 1 July - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Friday, 1 July:


Tour de France
"Which Slovenian will win, this is the question": The Slovenian riders Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič once again enter the Tour the France as the top favourites. (front page, 19)

EU funds
"Less money for Slovenia": Slovenia's allotment of EU recovery funds will be EUR 286 million lower due to high GDP growth, driven as it was by generous fiscal stimulus put in place by the previous government. (front page, 2)

NATO summit
"NATO's rebirth": The world's largest defence organisation has responded to Russia's threat with more soldiers, more weapons, and more NATO. (front page, 5)

Insurance industry
"Newcomer on the insurance market": Groupama, a French insurer which has entered the Slovenian market in conjunction with OTP bank, says its medium-term goal is to become the fourth largest player on the market. (front page, 9)


"Resounding win as Dragić bids farewell": Slovenia defeated Croatia in a qualifier for the Basketball World Cup in what was the final national-team game for NBA star Goran Dragić. (front page, 15)

Trade with Germany
"Germany's woes will affect Slovenia": Germany, Slovenia's largest trading partner, could be in trouble due to its reliance on Russian energy and the slowdown in China. Slovenian exporters could experience problems as a result. (front page, 2)

Electricity prices
"Astronomic electricity price hikes for schools and kindergartens": Ljubljana used to pay EUR 1.3 million per quarter to supply schools and kindergartens with electricity. Now the bill has gone up to EUR 6 million. (front page, 6)


Heat wave
"Heat not letting up": The heat wave persists across Europe and western Slovenia is already experiencing severe drought, a sign of things to come as the climate warms. (front page, 4, 5, 10, 32)

Tour de France
"You never say no to yellow": Little has changed from last year's Tour de France. Tadej Pogačar remains the favourite, and his compatriot Primož Roglič one of the top contenders for the win. (front page, 14, 15)

NATO enlargement
"NATO enlargement divisive for government parties": The Left remains opposed to NATO enlargement, but deputy group leader Matej T. Vatovec says this is not causing any shake-ups in the coalition. (front page, 2)

Drug company takeover
"Who is buying the drugs wholesaler": Two local firms are said to be interested in acquiring drug wholesaler Farmadent, its market rivals Salus and LL Grosist. (front page, 17)

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