Daily headlines - Wednesday, 7 June

Ljubljana, 7 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 7 June:


Slovenia elected to UN Security Council
"Slovenia's election is also a victory of the UN": By winning over Belarus in yesterday's election for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council in 2024-2025, Slovenia also saved the honour of the UN. (front page, 2)

Allegations of violence at psychiatric clinic
"They are not afraid of oversight": Following allegations of violence at the University Psychiatric Clinic in Ljubljana, the management and the health minister addressed the press yesterday with the clinic's director Bojan Zalar denying the allegations. (front page, 3)

Dam collapse in Ukraine
"Twenty-five thousand lives at risk": A major dam collapsed northeast of Kherson yesterday morning, causing large quantities of water to surge down the Dnipro river and putting 25,000 lives at risk. (front page, 6)


Slovenia elected to UN Security Council
"Slovenia behind the horse-shoe-shaped table": In January 2024 Slovenia will become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years. It beat Belarus already in the first round of vote in New York yesterday. (front page, 2)

Population ageing
"Future with more old than young people": By 2100 the number of Slovenians will shrink by 7% and one in three inhabitants will be 65 years old or more, the EU statistics show. (front page, 3)


Retail margins
"Busting government's populisms": The paper scrutinises PM Rober Golob's statements about big margins of retailers, saying that on average retailers make less than four cents of profit per one euro of sold goods. Mercator and Tuš are making net losses. (front page, 2-3)

German industry
"Dissecting the situation in the German industry": Processing industry in the eurozone has been reporting of dropping orders for months and now official statistics data from Germany have confirmed the trend. (front page, 4-5)

Sandoz in Lendava
"The challenges and opportunities that Sandoz brings to Lendava": A development forum in Lendava discussed Swiss generics group Sandoz's EUR 400 million investment in a high-tech centre in Lendava. (front page, 6)


Slovenia elected to UN Security Council
"Great victory, strong mandate": Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon raised her hands high at the UN palace and the diplomats from her close team did not hide their joy or tears of happiness as Slovenia was elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. (front page, 2-3)

Health minister
"Thorn in the side of civil society": Trust in Heath Minister Danijel Bešič Loredan is receding among top government officials but PM Robert Golob has no replacement. (front page, 5)

Dam collapse in Ukraine
"Ukrainian counteroffensive": The US and Russian authorities believe that army movements in the Donetsk region suggest that the announced Ukrainian counteroffensive has begun. A large dam was demolished in an attack, putting 40,000 lives at risk. (front page, 6)

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