Daily headlines - Tuesday, 22 November

Ljubljana, 22 November - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 22 November:


"Renault keeping Novo Mesto plant": French car maker Renault plans to continue with production at its Novo Mesto-based plant Revoz. Revoz is part of Renault's new entity Power. (front page, 8)

Local elections
"Freedom makes it in municipalities too": Out of 414 councillors in city municipalities, the Freedom Movement won 85, the most among parliamentary parties. (front page, 2)

Slovenian Book Fair
"Book Fair back at its old address": The Slovenian Book Fair started yesterday at Ljubljana's fairgrounds Gospodarsko Razstavišče, moving from its long-time venue at the Cankarjev Dom back to the venue where it all started fifty years ago. (front page)


Local elections
"Freedom: Many councillors but just one woman mayor": In the 165 municipalities that got their mayor in the first round of local elections, as many as 103 independents were elected. The ruling Freedom Movement did not achieve its goal, having won just one mayoral post, in Osilnica. (front page, 2, commentary 12)

"Mercator owner cutting the Gordian knot of ownership": Croatian media have been speculating about ownership changes in the Fortenova group, to which solvent companies of the bankrupt Agrokor had been transferred, including retailer Mercator. (front page, 6)


"Five slippery forecasts about prosperity of the middle class": In the past decades peace and economic growth were based on the abundance of workers, cheap labour force, abundance of energy, China's growth, and financial industry boom. The paper looks at the outlook now that all this is gone. (front page, 4-5)

International Monetary Fund
"Only financially solid companies should receive energy aid": The IMF has concluded its annual mission to Slovenia by noting Slovenia's encouraging resilience to crises. The IMF expects economic growth to remain close to 2% in 2023 after restored strong growth this year. (front page, 2-3)

Real estate market
"Slovenian housing market continues to cool": The cooling down of the Slovenian housing market continued in the third quarter of the year. The prices of used apartments in Ljubljana, Maribor, Kranj and on the coast did not change much, but the number of transactions dropped significantly. (front page, 14-15)


Local elections
"How to get to a coalition": A day after the election, the new relations between parties and lists in Maribor's city council became known. In this respect too, the winner is incumbent Mayor Saša Arsenovič. (front page, 2-4, 18-19)

New housing complex
"Applications possible as of today": The Housing Fund has published a call for applications for renting the apartments in the new housing complex Pod Pekrsko Gorco in the south of Maribor. (front page, 17)

Frankfurt Book Fair
"More demand than good translators": Miha Kovač, the main curator of Slovenia's presentation at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair, speaks about the preparations, problems, budget and publishers' appetites. (front page, 8-9)

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