Daily headlines - Monday, 16 January

Ljubljana, 16 January - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 16 January:


Hybrid work
"Slovenians got used to hybrid work": Covid time has irreversibly changed ways of thinking and work organisation. Hybrid work is where the desires of employers and employees have met. (front page, page 3)

Handball worlds
"Invitees spoil party for the hosts": After a brilliant 32:23 win against Poland at the World Men's Handball Championship, Slovenia are facing France tonight. (front page, page 13)

Military equipment
"Major military purchases ahead": A debate will be held in parliament today on a programme of the long-term development and equipment of the Slovenian Armed Forces by 2040, which foresees an increase in defence spending. The Left opposes such plans and the Social Democrats (SD) have misgivings about a potential military academy. (front page, page 2)


Peer violence
"Young bullies from victims to perpetrators": Police handled 25% more juvenile crime last year than the year before and several minors made it to the crime section of media in recent weeks and months, either as victims or as perpetrators. The reasons for peer crime differ. (front page, page 3, commentary 12)

Voter approval ratings
"Seven months on, more dissatisfied than supporters": The voter approval rating for the Robert Golob government in the latest Vox Populi poll has fallen below 50% and for the first time since the start of the term there are more of those who are unhappy with its job than those who approve of it. (front page, page 2)


Public sector pay
"How much will it all cost us?: Despite additional pay rises agreed with individual groups of public employees, the Finance Ministry insists the fiscal impact will be within the EUR 611 million agreed last year. (front page, pages 2, 3)

Ukraine war and pharma industry
"Ukrainians threaten to ban Krka drugs too": Krka, the Novo Mesto-based drug company, is on the list of pharma companies that Ukraine could banish from its market because they continue to do business with Russia. (front page, page 5)

"What will US Fed do now: US inflation eased to 6.5% in December in the sixth consecutive decline, which raises the question how the US Federal Reserve will respond. (front page, pages 6, 7)


Baby bonus
"Stimulus counts, but is only part of solution": Some municipalities offer new parents a baby bonus ranging from EUR 100 to EUR 1,000, and some also offer other benefits, but the range of measures to support young families needs expanding. (front page, pages 2, 3)

"What about corporate wages?": What do employees in the private sector expect in the face of announced pay rises in the public sector?. (front page, page 3)

"A EUR 1,000 keyboard": Tech enthusiast Tomaž Zaman has devised a high-end keyboard. The entrepreneurs expects his mechanical keyboard Mono to attract discerning buyers from all over the world. (front page, page 7)

Handball worlds
"Right energy again": Slovenia passed by the hosts Poland like a speed train in the second match of the preliminary round of the World Men's Handball Championship, despite having 10,000 supporters against them. (front page, page 17)

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