Daily headlines - Wednesday, 26 October

Ljubljana, 26 October - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 26 October:


Slovenia's border with Croatia
"End of arbitration truce with Croatia": Implementation of the arbitration agreement has not been high on the list of priorities of the previous government. Now, the Golob government is drafting a unilateral statement claiming that by entering the Schengen zone Croatia recognises the border arbitration ruling. (front page, page 2)

Energy crisis
"Energy also raising prices of paper": Paper makers have started charging additional energy expenses after what has already been a demanding year of hikes in prices of materials and transport. (front page, page 8)

Solar eclipse
"Moon overshadowed over a third of Sun": The majority of the northern hemisphere was able to observe a solar eclipse on Tuesday, with the Moon overshadowing some 36% of the Sun. (front page)

"Ready for cold": There is high demand for wood pellets, fire wood and fireplaces in Slovenia, with retailers offering a wide variety of heating equipment. (front page, page 17)


"BERLIN: Preparation for Marshal Plan for Ukraine in motion": The EU and G7 have launched preparation to draft a Marshal Plan to help Ukraine rebuild some EUR 350 billion in damage. (front page, page 6)

"Will Covid patients be discriminated?": The parliamentary Legal Service believes a new legislation package is discriminating against Covid-19 patients because the draft legislation lowers Covid sick leave compensation. (front page, page 3)

Local election in Ljubljana
"Freedom's support for Janković uncertain still": After backing the Freedom Movement in the general election, Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković is still waiting to get the party's support ahead of the local election. Unofficially, the party had set some conditions and an agreement will expectedly be hammered out this week. Janković says an oral agreement has been been reached, which he intends to honour even if a paper accord is not signed. (front page, page 9)


"Turnaround: Construction material getting cheaper": While prices of construction material are still much higher than they were last year and even at the beginning of 2022, the trend is reversing. (front page, page 4)

"How much will the ECB increase interest rates by spring 2023: While the markets seem certain that the European Central Bank (ECB) will increase the key interest rates tomorrow, the question is arising how far up the ECB will go in the coming months. (front page, pages 2 and 3)

Gas supply
"Who will deliver your gas if your supplier terminates your contract": The Energy Agency has selected five gas suppliers who will be obligated to provide substitute gas for consumers left without a supplier. (front page, page 6)


Energy prices
"Hindrances in energy allowance access": The number of applications for pensioners income support, a prerequisite for energy allowance, has increased significantly, but many pensioners do not qualify. (front page, page 4)

Aggressive riding in Pohorje forests
"Too low fines attracting Austrians": A regional conference about the Pohorje hills has heard great concerns about aggressive riding of motorcycle and all-terrain vehicles, as well as motor skis in the winter, in the wilderness. (front page, page 22)

Presidential election
"Logar needs left-leaning voters": The paper says that presidential candidate Anže Logar will need to attract left-leaning voters if he has any hope of winning the run-off against Nataša Pirc Musar. (front page, page 3)

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