Daily headlines - Wednesday, 13 July

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


"Scenarios for gas blackout in Slovenia": As consumption of natural gas has been on the rise in Slovenia both in industry and households, Delo wonders whether it could happen that Slovenians are left without gas this year. (front page, 3)

Frankfurt Book Fair
"It is not the fair that is political, books are political": The Frankfurt Book Fair, where Slovenia will be the guest of honour in 2023, has been politically profiled from its beginnings. Director Juergen Boos says that the fair is a space that lives off a fantastically large diversity of thoughts. (front page, 15)

Tour de France
"Slovenians occupying French Alps": As the two most demanding mountain stages await five Slovenian competitors at the Tour de France, Slovenian fans are all over the French Alps. There are some concerns about Covid, as Slovenia's Tadej Pogačar has already lost one teammate. (front page, 19)


"How will we get heating with less gas": Although suspended supply of gas would be an extreme and less likely measure, Slovenians are rushing to get alternative sources of energy, for example wood pellets, whose price has also increased significantly. (front page, 2)

"Fishermen had to remove pig meat from Gradaščica": Fishermen from the Dolomiti fishing club in the municipality of Dobrova-Polhov Gradec had to remove around 150 kilograms of decomposing pig meat from the Gradaščica, which was thrown into the river on 4 July. (front page, 9)


"Euro and dollar at a 1:1 ratio. Who benefits, and who loses from that": Yesterday, just before noon CET, the value of euro and the US dollar got even, as the euro reached its lowest value in the last 20 years. The paper analyses who loses and who perhaps benefits from this parity, and looks for reasons why this happened. (front page, 2-3)

"What malfunctions if the state is left without internet": "Will trains still run, will we get our medication, will shops be empty, will we have fuel," the paper wonders, and analyses whether the key systems could still work without the internet. (front page, 4-5)

"We got dual prices of diesel on motorways": Slovenian hauliers have made a deal with the fuel retailer Petrol to get diesel on the motorway network at the regulated price for filling stations outside the network, according to representatives of the Chamber of Craft and Small Business (OZS). (front page, 6)


"Preparations ahead of autumn": The number of coronavirus infections is rising, and face masks are returning to healthcare institutions. On the other hand, interest in vaccination is almost non-existent. (front page, 4)

Golob visits Berlin
"How to avoid reductions": The first bilateral trip abroad for Prime Minister Robert Golob took him to Berlin, to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, with whom he discussed possibilities of the EU giving up on Russian gas and facilitation of the EU accession of the Western Balkans. (front page, 7)

"He shot his wife, and then himself": A 61-year-old member of a shooting club from the municipality of Šentjur killed his partner, three years his senior, and then committed suicide. The motive for the murder-suicide is not known yet. (front page, 12)

Urban planning in Maribor
"Suspicions about privatisation of the city": The association of architects from Maribor has accused Mayor Saša Arsenovič of disregarding the public interest in drafting the municipal spatial plan, which they labelled as an "excellent basis for privatisation of governance of the city". (front page, 18)

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