Daily headlines - Tuesday, 18 October

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


Heating costs
"Saving does not mean lower bill": In multi-apartment buildings actual use of heating represents only part of the costs, so turning it off will not affect the bill so much. (front page, 3)

Doctors' strike talks
"Doctors' strike probably off": The negotiating teams of the government and the Fides trade union of doctors and dentists initialled an agreement to end the doctors' strike planned for Wednesday. But the final decision is expected today. (front page, 4)

Museums and galleries
"Solid visitor numbers, uncertain future": Although globally museum and gallery visitor numbers have not reached pre-pandemic levels yet, in Slovenia they have and have even exceeded them in some places, for example Ljubljana. (front page, 15)


"Damages very unlikely if no lawsuit is filed": The public healthcare, which is still under fire due to a patient swap in Celje, does not have problems only with preventing and revealing mistakes. The path to compensation is long and hard both for the affected and medical staff. (front page, 3)

Waste management
"Plans for incinerator of mud in Zalog": The Ljubljana municipality is counting on receiving over EUR 200,000 for research and investments documents required for the planned incinerator of mud in Zalog. (front page, 8)


"EURIBOR tops 2%, how higher will your instalment be?": The paper brings calculations of monthly loan instalments that reflect the new EURIBOR rate and its potential rise to 3%-5%. (front page, 2-3)

"Velenje's coal for TEŠ notably costlier as of November": As of next month, the price of coal from the Velenje mine for the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) will be much costlier, while another price hike is planned at the start of next year. (front page, 4)

"Houses you can by at auctions in November": Several houses in Ljubljana, Novo Mesto, Mengeš, Vodice, Korte and Rogaška Slatina will be sold at auctions in November. (front page, 12-13)


"'Slovenia is well prepared'": Slovenia is very well prepared for the autumn-winter period in terms of electricity and gas supply and the situation is under control, Infrastructure Minister Bojan Kumer told the press on Monday. (front page, 5)

Economic council
"Minister Han listened to businesses": Economy Minister Matjaž Han's advisory body for economic policy met for its maiden session on Monday. Business executives called for action as soon as possible. (front page, 2)

"Chimney fires caused by negligence": Firefighters deal with the most fires in chimneys or around them in December and January, when furnaces are working at full power. (front page, 13)

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