Daily headlines - Monday, 12 June

Ljubljana, 12 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 12 June:


"Franja Marathon on top of Roglič and Pogačar": Slovenia is not a cycling powerhouse just because of Primož Roglič's and Tadej Pogačar's victories but also because of the Franja Marathon, the country's heartland of non-professional cycling that has become somewhat of a national holiday. (front page, page 4)

Opinion poll
"More than a quarter undecided": The Freedom Movement would win if elections were tomorrow but with the lowest support ever since it became the ruling party. In second place are the Democrats (SDS), who polled a little lower than in the previous approval ratings. (front page, page 2)

"Novak Djokovic mesmerises the world of sports once again": Tennis star Novak Djokovic won his record-breaking 23rd men's singles Grand Slam title, defeating Casper Ruud in straight sets in the final of the French Open. (front page, page 10)


"Businesses call for computer science in schools": Business organisations called on the government to introduce compulsory computer science subject in primary and secondary schools as part of the planned reform. The Education Ministry is going over the proposal. (front page, page 2)

"Predators getting more sophisticated equipment": The first police reports from the Croatian coast about the offences of recording scantily dressed or naked children have started to come in. Some suspects use mobile phones, others have switched to more sophisticated equipment. (front page, page 10)

"Franja Marathon: 2,700 cyclists mark national holiday": This year's Franja Marathon has attracted nearly 5,000 non-professional cyclists from 32 countries. The highlights of the event, the 156 km and 97 km races featured some 2,700 participants. (front page, page 6)


Food production
"The level of food margins in Slovenia": The paper dismisses PM Robert Golob's claim that food companies have "extortionate [food profit] margins", after it already came to retailers' defence. (front page, pages 2-5)

"How can ChatGPT help entrepreneurs": Experts give advice on how to streamline processes using chatbot ChatGPT, but also urge users to go over the content themselves to detect any potential mistakes. (front page, pages 6-7)


"Endless traffic jams": The summer season will further step up traffic congestion, so experts call for efforts to improve public transport and promote working from home or carpooling, as well as comprehensive solutions in road infrastructure planning. (front page, pages 2-3)

Steel industry
"Expecting only basic conditions from the state": Jernej Močnik, CEO of SIJ Metal Ravne, talks about several issues, including future plans and the steel industry's contribution to efforts to reduce carbon footprint. (front page, page 5)

Milk production
"Milk farms at stake": Due to a drop in purchase prices of milk, small milk farms are struggling amid higher production costs. In Slovenia, between 300 and 400 farms abandon milk production every year, the association of cattle raisers warns. (front page, page 4)

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