Daily headlines - Thursday, 19 January

Ljubljana, 19 January - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 19 January:


Coalition summit
"Healthcare's ailments demand immediate reform": The three coalition parties went over a 120-page analysis of Slovenia's healthcare system on Wednesday, which will be presented publicly tomorrow. Moreover, a timeline will be adopted today. All those present at yesterday's summit, including MPs, will also sign a pledge to carry out the reform. A similar scenario is planned for five other reforms. (front page, 3)

Ukraine chopper crash
"Helicopter crash kills 14": A helicopter crash in the Ukrainian town of Brovary killed at least 14 people, including the country's interior minister, his deputy, a state secretary and a child. 25 were injured, among them 11 children. The cause for the crash is not known yet. (front page, 6)

"Brussels facing new turbulence": It will take a while to investigate Qatargate, as former MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri has pleaded guilty and promised to name more people involved in the scandal. Among other things, he allegedly handed EUR 120,000 to Belgian MEP Marc Tarabella. Parliament President Roberta Metsola has proposed a revision of internal rules. (front page, 5)


Healthcare reform
"ZZZS overhaul key part of healthcare reform": The coalition summit discussed a healthcare system analysis, which Prime Minister Robert Golob said was worse than expected. A key step in the planned reform will be to overhaul the ZZZS public health insurance fund, which the coalition sees as the core of the problem. Golob said ZZZS's operations must become public. (front page, 2, 20)

Euro and Schengen
"Prices went up in Croatia alongside border gates": Summer holiday prices in Croatia will be 10-30% costlier this year compared to 2022 after Croatia entered the eurozone at the start of the year. Retailers and restaurant owners are exploiting the change to impose dramatic price hikes. (front page, 5)


"Uncertainty": The paper provides an overview of sentiment in seven major exporting companies: Adria Mobil, Revoz, Papirnica Vevče, Perutnina Ptuj, Hisense Europe, Sij and Elan. (front page-3)

Pension reform
"How expensive will pension reform be": The coalition is expected to set the guidelines for a pension reform in two weeks. The legislation is to be passed by the end of next year. (front page, 4-5)

"Reform is necessary": The coalition partners said yesterday they were aware that the planned overhaul of the healthcare sector would upset many lobbyists and interest groups. (front page, 2)

Cost of living crisis
"Heating up by as much as 300%": The hikes in prices will have a dramatic effect on legal entities, among them also some schools and kindergartens. (front page, 19)

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