Daily headlines - Monday, 12 September

Ljubljana, 12 September - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 12 September:


Food prices
"Shoppers want curbs on food prices, govt hesitating": As many as 79% of those questioned in a poll commissioned by the paper believe the government should intervene in the food market. For now, only food prices monitoring is planned. (front page, 3)

Ukraine war
"Ukraine starts returning blows": Ukrainian forces regained control over dozens of towns and villages in powerful offensive against the occupying Russian army. (front page, 5)

Volleyball Worlds
"Disappointed Slovenia with their thoughts in Paris": Slovenia's basketball team remains in contention for a medal at the EuroBasket, while the volleyball team lost the semi-final to Italy before going on to lose the game for the bronze to Brazil. Their thoughts are now already focused on the Paris Olympics. (front page, 13)


Volleyball Worlds
"Slovenian volleyball players fourth in the world": Slovenia finished the Volleyball World Championship in forth place after loosing two games in Katowice. (front page, 9, commentary 16)

Energy crisis
"Kindergartens and health centres unprotected": Due to a bureaucratic loophole, schools, kindergartens and community health centres have been left out from the group of protected consumers. Unless the law is amended, these institutions will be affected by volatility in the gas market. (front page, 4)


Interest rates
"How long will ECB raise interest rates and how substantial hikes are expected": ECB president Christine Lagarde has announced that the record interest rate hike in September is not the last one. (front page, 2, 3)

Fuel prices
"Forecast of new prices of petrol, diesel and heating oil": The paper expects prices of petrol sold outside the motorway network to go down by about ten cents tomorrow, and a lesser decrease for diesel. Heating oil is also expected to come about 10 cents cheaper as the cap on margins kicks in. (front page, 4)

Energy crisis
"Golob forecasts energy lockdown": PM Robert Golob has suggested shutting down companies supplying automotive industry for the winter because chip supply disruption means they will not able to work throughout next year anyway. The government is also planning to reintroduce a subsidised furlough scheme.(front page, 4, 5)


Volleyball Worlds
"Fourth in the world": They wanted a medal, but Slovenia's disappointed volleyball team only won one set against Brazil in the game for the bronze medal at the World Championship. (front page, 17)

Domestic violence
"He killed his wife, then called the police": After a row in Goričko, a 46-year-old turned violent against his partner, eleven years his junior, strangling her and then stabbing her. The woman was beyond help. The man then called the police himself. (front page, 13)

Cancer treatment
"Wave of belated cancer diagnoses": There is not less cancer, but because of missed discoveries during the epidemic it now appears in more advanced stages. (front page, 2, 3)

Ukraine war
"Ukrainian counteroffensive successful": Commenting on the advance of the Ukrainian forces, defence expert Klemen Grošelj sees three scenarios for Russia; a defeat, more troop mobilisation or, given a loss of the Crimea, the threat of nuclear arms. (front page, 5)

"Taking on Poland without Zoran Dragić": Slovenia will face Poland on Wednesday for a berth to the EuroBasket semi-finals. The younger of the Dragić brothers is out of the tournament due to injury. (front page, 18, 19)

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