Daily headlines - Monday, 19 September

Ljubljana, 19 September - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 19 September:


Energy crisis
"Buying energy a lottery for companies": Even though energy prices for commercial consumers are expected to fall next year, businesses cannot prebuy the quantities they need or advance purchase is hugely expensive, which means many will be forced to scale back their plans. (front page, 3)

Hungary EU funds suspension decision
"Landmark decision": The European Commission has called on EU member states to withhold EUR 7.5 billion in EU funds from Hungary, arguing EU money in the country is not protected well enough against misuse. (front page, 5)

Queen Elizabeth II funeral
"Funeral of a century for Elizabeth II": Around 500 members of royal families, country leaders, former UK prime ministers and other prominent figures will pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral today that some have declared the funeral of a century. (front page, 4)

"Spain on the European throne a fourth time": Spain beat France 88:76 in the EuroBasket final for their fourth title. (front page, 14)


Voter approval ratings
"Golobs have roughly lived up to expectations": The voter approval rating for the Robert Golob government has increased by a good 5 percentage points to 58.2% in the latest Vox Populi poll commissioned by the paper. However, only 23% of those questioned say the government has fully met their expectations in the first 100 days in office. (front page, 2, 3)

"It's system that needs tackling, not people": In the wake of the Celje patient mix-up scandal, all Slovenian hospitals should examine their patient admission systems. A similar case of mistaken identity in Austria last year was discovered just before the funeral. (front page, 4, commentary 16)


"What will hiring be like in our main export markets until the end of the year": ManpowerGroup has conducted a survey among companies on hiring plans for the final quarter of the year, including in six key export markets for Slovenia. (front page, 2, 3)

"Where to get financial incentives for green transition and digitalisation": The paper looks at calls offering funds for green and digital twin transition. (front page, 12, 13)

"Matjaž Lukač, Fotona: We're developing a robot that will perform therapies by its own": The CEO of Fotona, the Ljubljana-based global medical laser production leader, says the robot will be launched in the market within two years. (front page, 10, 11)


Voter approval ratings
"Govt retains high support": The voter approval rating for the Robert Golob government hit 58.2% in a new high in the Vox Populi poll as Anže Logar took the lead among presidential candidates. (front page, 2, 3)

Literary prizes
"26th Večernica Prize goes to Maša Ogrizek": The winner will get the prize given out by Večer for best book for children or youth for Lisičja Luna (Fox Moon) at an event in Murska Sobota on Friday. (front page)

Rubik's cube competition
"It takes the fastest only a few seconds": Eighty enthusiasts from ten countries competed in solving the Rubik's Cube in Maribor. (front page, 25)

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