Daily headlines - Thursday, 24 November

Ljubljana, 24 November - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 24 November:


"Doctors fleeing hospitals": More and more doctors want to be employed part-time so that they can also work in the private sector or abroad. As a result, hospital capacities are being reduced. (front page, page 4)

RTV referendum
"Fight for apolitical RTV Slovenija": Ahead of Sunday's referendum on RTV Slovenija, the campaign is at its peak, and what will be key is mobilisation of fatigued voters. (front page, page 3)


Energy crisis
"Restrictions unlikely for now": Against the background of concerns about winter power cuts in Germany, experts believe that energy restrictions or consumption cuts in January and February are unlikely in Slovenia. (front page, page 2)

"Special law attempting to save Kanin": The Economy Ministry will attempt to help the ski resort Kanin by introducing a special law, as the resort did not manage to get dedicated funding via an open call worth EUR 63.4 million in grants. (front page, page 3)

"Construction of C0 sewer protected by police": The construction of the sewer C0 resumed in Ježica, a suburb of Ljubljana, yesterday under police protection due to disgruntled locals who have already tried to stop the project in the past. (front page, page 8)


"Mesec v Boštjančič: Who will be in charge of building public flats": Labour Minister Luka Mesec would like to see the Housing Fund be in charge of construction of public flats, whereas Finance Minister Klemen Boštjančič bets on Slovenian Sovereign Holding and co-investors. (front page, pages 2, 3)

Bad bank
"What will happen when the bad bank is no more, and what will happen to its assets": After nearly ten years, the Bank Asset Management Company will be wound up at the end of the year and merged with Slovenian Sovereign Holding. (front page, pages 4, 5)

Energy crisis
"Gas price cap at EUR 275? 'You must be joking!'": The European Commission's proposal to set a cap on the price of natural gas has prompted severe criticism as many see it as a toothless proposal. (front page, page 6)


"NKBM operation: Apollo and OTP still waiting": The Competition Protection Agency has still not decided whether the Hungarian OTP Bank may acquire NKBM, a Slovenian bank in majority ownership of the US fund Apollo. (front page, page 6)

Election to National Council
"Kangler defeated, Žura will be councillor": Franc Kangler, former mayor of Maribor, failed in his attempt to be elected councillor in the upper chamber of parliament for the third time in a row. Drago Žura will take over in his stead. (front page, page 17)

"Steak tartare recalled, ducks seem suspicious": The public health authority has received a number of salmonella case reports in recent days, and store-bought steak tartare seems to be the likeliest source of the outbreak. (front page, page 5)

"Lights out at 11pm": The festive season is returning to Maribor in all its splendour, however Christmas lights will be turned off at 11pm nearly every day in light of the energy crisis. (front page, page 18)

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