Daily headlines - Monday, 18 July

Ljubljana, 18 July - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 18 July:


Air traffic disruption
"Brnik faces flight cancellations and delays too": Fraport, the company managing Ljubljana airport, say they are keeping up with growing passenger numbers for the time being, but have no influence over flight cancellation as they have been hit by a domino effect. (front page, 3)

Corruption perception
"Land of honest people in a corrupt state": A survey conducted by Eurostat around the time of the general election in Slovenia shows 76% of those polled in the country find government efforts to curb corruption unsuccessful. Slovenians also believe corruption increased in the past three years. (front page, 4)

Tour de France
"It's over for Roglič, Pogačar to attack": Primož Roglič pulled out of the Tour de France for a second year in a row due to injury as Tadej Pogačar remains in contention for his third straight win despite his lag behind the race's leader Jonas Vingegaard. (front page, 13)


Presidential election
"Two rounds for president": The first Vox Populi opinion poll ahead of the autumn presidential election favours lawyer Nataša Pirc Musar as the strongest candidate, ahead of former Foreign Minister Anže Logar and vice-chair of the Freedom Movement Marta Kos in third. (front page, 2, 3)

"Railways have problems crossing Europe's borders": Jon Worth, on a tour of Europe by his folding bike and train, has been learning first-hand about the difficulties of crossing Europe's borders by train. It is a problem the EU will have to deal with as a matter of urgency. (front page, 8)


Energy prices
"Under whose government would electricity be cheaper?": The paper compares the different approaches taken to cope with rising electricity prices by the current government and its predecessor to calculate which is better for the readers' wallets. (front page, 2, 3)

Economic trends
"Slovenia's GDP growth this year to be second highest in the EU": The European Commission has substantially upgraded its forecast for Slovenia's GDP growth this year, but substantially downgraded it for 2023. (front page, 6, 7)


Real estate
"Run on properties": Slovenians have always been attracted to properties in Croatia but this year the interest in buying has increased further, also as an investment. (front page, 4)

Presidential election
"Golob on top, not Marta Kos": The ruling coalition would keep a firm majority if election was held on Sunday as the ruling party's candidate for president Marta Kos ranks third in the latest Vox Populi poll. (front page, 2, 3)

Cannabis abuse
"Condemned over THC-laced cookies": Even in a retrial, confectioner Niko Štekar failed to convince the Maribor court that he was not aware the dough for the cookies he baked for an inspector contained a banned substance. (front page, 13)

Croatia-Serbia ties
"Vučić sparks row with Croatia": Croatia has barred the Serbian president from making a private visit to the Jasenovac concentration camp memorial in what Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić described as the biggest scandal in the modern history of relations between the two countries. (front page, 5)

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