Daily headlines - Tuesday, 8 November

Ljubljana, 8 November - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 8 November:


"Slovenia, too, needs freelance doctors": Marko Bitenc, the former presidents of the Medical Chamber, said that if Slovenia wanted to keep doctors in the medium and long run in the country, they need to be allowed to take more than one of the possible career paths. (front page, 3)

"February full of spectacles": Football fans are in for spectacular matches in February as the UEFA carried out the draw for the round of 16 of the Champions League. Slovenia's Kevin Kampl and his Leipzig will face the main favourite to win it all - Manchester City. (front page, 19)

"Ivo Daneu basketball court to be built in Maribor": A modern outdoor basketball court, named after Slovenian legend Ivo Daneu, will be built close to Ljudski Vrt Stadium. The investment is worth EUR 344,000. (front page)


Climate change
"World leaders fighting climate change": More than a hundred heads of state or government have gathered in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh for the COP27 conference, which is expected to bring a breakthrough in the political part of the fight against climate change. (front page)

Lipica stud farm
"Lipica avoids new master at last minute": The government had intended to transfer the management of Kobilarna Lipica to Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH), only to change its mind as it has decided that the company's main purpose is to breed the Lipizzan horses and not to generate profit. (front page)

Local elections
"It will be Bržan. Because Popovič is no longer fashionable": A survey by Ninamedia shows that the incumbent Koper Mayor Aleš Bržan has very good chances of getting another term, perhaps even in the first round of the local election on 20 November. (front page, 4)


"Banks raise interest rates immediately after ECB meeting": Slovenian banks additionally increased interest rates for housing loans after the latest meeting of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB) at which benchmark rates were raised by a further 0.75 points. (front page, 5)

"The Bevks taking over Krašcommerce": Marjan and Marija Bevk, who have been on the lists of the richest Slovenians for several years, are taking over a part of the activity of Krašcommerce, a subsidiary of the Croatian food company Kraš. (front page, 8)

Energy prices
"How steeply gas and electricity bills increased in Europe and in Slovenia": In Europe, Electricity bills increased by a half on average in the last 12 months, and the price of gas doubled; the growth of electricity bills in Slovenia was much smaller due to lower duties. (front page, 4)

"Why the price of oil increased again and what the situation will be in the future?": Crude oil started this week's trading somewhat below 100 dollars a barrel, which is 4% more than a week ago, fuelled by rumours about a change in China's anti-Covid policy. (front page, 2-3)


Jobs in Maribor
"Brain drain or brain circulation": The paper analyses how problematic is emigration of young people from Maribor for studies or work and what are the reasons that motivate people to leave Maribor and come back. (front page, 18-19)

Culture minister
"Interpellation because of museum?": The opposition New Slovenia (NSi) is threatening with a motion to oust Culture Minister Asta Vrečko over the decision not to establish an independent Museum of Slovenian Independence but to merge it with the Museum of Contemporary History. (front page, 2)

"Basketball court will be named after Ivo Daneu": The local authorities started developing a modern outdoor basketball court in place of a former parking lot. It will be named after Yugoslav and Slovenian basketball legend Ivo Daneu, who was born in Maribor. (front page, 17)

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