Daily headlines - Tuesday, 25 October

Ljubljana, 25 October - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 25 October:


Private sector wages
"Increasingly many companies adjusting wages of their employees": Trade unions at many companies around the country demand higher wages because of inflation. Agreements have already been reached in several of them, including Adria Mobil, where this year's second pay raise has been agreed on. (front page, 9)

Presidential election
"Logar challenging Janša": The winner of the first round of presidential election, Anže Loger from the Democrats (SDS), got more votes in the presidential election than the SDS led by Janez Janša in the April general election, where turnout was higher. (front page, 2)

New British prime minister
"First British prime minister of Asian descent": Rishi Sunak, who succeeded Liz Truss as the new British prime minister, is the first British PM of Asian origin. (front page, 6)


Presidential election
"Right united, but the left ...": Anže Logar got more votes in the presidential election than his Democrats (SDS) in the general election six months ago. But on the other hand, the centre-left candidates received almost half a million votes combined. (front page, 2)

Energy crisis
"Will cultural monuments be less illuminated?": As many European cities are adjusting their holiday lights and even illumination of public buildings and monuments to the energy crisis, Ljubljana is getting ready for a normal holiday season, but is gathering proposals for any potential measures. (front page, 8, commentary 12)

New British PM
"UK: Rishi Sunak will be sworn in by the King Charles III as new prime minister today": The new Tory leader and Liz Truss's successor was found quicker than the party expected. The 42-year-old former chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak will be sworn in today. (front page, 6)


Local election
"What got costlier in the largest municipalities and what will get costlier": The paper looks at the prices of municipal services that have gone up due to the energy crisis and the rise in the prices of raw materials and labour in the dozen Slovenian city municipalities. (front page, 2-3)

"FURS lost in court again, this time because of migrant workers in Austria": The Slovenian Financial Administration (FURS) has been charging too much income tax to Slovenian workers employed in the Austrian state administration, a court has found. (front page, 4-5)

Petrol shares
"Former minister Vizjak buying more Petrol shares": Apart from companies associated with Dario Južna, one of the most important shareholders of energy company Petrol, former environment minister Andrej Vizjak has also been buying Petrol shares recently. (front page, 10-11)


Presidential election
"Ahead of clash of values": In the second round of the presidential election, Nataša Pirc Musar will be the symbol of voting against former PM Janez Janša, while Anže Logar will try to shake off Janša's spirit. (front page, 2-3)

"Inflation is the same for all": The government will decide on Thursday on a 4.5% regular adjusting of pensions, and also on the raising of the minimum wage. (front page, 4)

Velenje coal
"Is lignite even being dug in Velenje": The real reason why the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) has been disconnected from the grid is not to save the Velenje lignite but the fact that the Velenje mine can no longer provide it safely, a trade union says. (front page, 23)

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