Daily headlines - Wednesday, 23 November

Ljubljana, 23 November - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 23 November:


"Firefighters most popular among those donating 1% of income tax": Roughly one third of Slovenian taxpayers decided this year to request that 1% of their income tax be donated to various public-benefit organisations. Volunteer firefighting brigades receive most such donations. (front page, page 3)

Energy crisis
"Gas price cap from Brussels": EU member states grapple with disagreements over the maximum exchange price of natural gas in a debate on the EU Commission-proposed gas price cap. (front page, page 5)

"One ballot for each vote": Voters may decide whether they want to vote on changes to all three laws that are challenged in Sunday's triple referendum or just the one or two. Each vote will require a separate signature to get the necessary ballot. (front page, page 2)


"Turnout will be key on Sunday": High turnout will be key on Sunday to make sure that reshaping the public broadcaster act, the government act and the long-term care act are not rejected. (front page pages 2, 3)

"Post-election, municipality continues building C0 sewer": Two days after the local elections, re-elected Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković announced the city will continue building the sewage canal C0. The project, which started in 2018, has raised objections by some. (front page, page 8)


Labour inspectors
"Under inspectors' gaze": In the coming days labour inspectors, who practically have more powers than police, will be combing through work records and other documents to detect any potential irregularities. (front page, pages 2, 3)

"OECD: Tax relief on wages is needed": In its latest Economic Outlook the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has again urged Slovenia to introduce tax relief on wages and make up for the consequent fallout by imposing a property tax. (front page, pages 4, 5)

"German companies reducing gas consumption. What ours are doing?": German companies have reduced natural gas consumption, and some even scaled down their production. A survey by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research indicates the situation will get even worse. (front page, page 7)


Long-term care act
"What will happen to pensioners in care homes": Sunday's triple referendum will decide the fate of changes to the long-term care act, which are not only relevant for the elderly but also to those needing care due to illness or disability. (front page, page 3)

Food self-sufficiency
"Farming is not only livestock production": Fruit or vegetable self-sufficiency is low, and production conditions are the most difficult in this sector that has been worst hit by this year's droughts to boot. (front page, page 4)

"Priest convicted in final ruling": Ex-priest of Ljutomer Andrej Zrim has been found guilty of sexual harassment. The ruling by the Murska Sobota District Court is final. (front page, page 12)

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