Daily headlines - Wednesday, 14 June

Ljubljana, 14 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 14 June:


Western Balkans
"Serbia the way it is now will never join EU": Slovenia is a friend of Western Balkan countries and consistently supports the EU enlargement to the region, is one of the messages President Nataša Pirc Musar conveyed during her visit to North Macedonia. Today she is coming to Belgrade. (front page, 5)

Slovenian-Austrian relations
"Countries' views remain opposing": The main topic of yesterday's visit by Prime Minister Robert Golob to Austria was the internal control on the Schengen border, which Austria introduced at the peak of the migration crisis in 2015. (front page, 3)

New production facility in Logatec
"Logatec enriched by a plant": A new production location was launched in Logatec yesterday by Precision Resurce, a US company specialised in fineblanking technology. (front page, 9)


Freedom Movement's secretary general
"Upset because of secretary general": An increasing number of members of the largest government party, the Freedom Movement, are unhappy because of disrespectful and partly authoritative methods of the party's secretary general, Vesna Vuković, according to multiple sources. (front page, 2)

Closure of popular Rožnik inn
"Gostilna Rožnik closure allegedly only temporary": The news that the popular inn on top of the Rožnik Hill in Ljubljana is closing its door was announced on Facebook on Monday. Current owner Ivana Marija Obersne told the STA yesterday they were looking for a reliable renter. (front page, 8)


"ECB fighting inflation, Bank of Slovenia encouraging it?": Some 400,000 people in Slovenia will be able to take out more loan as of 1 July, as the rules for loans will be relaxed somewhat. The paper wonders how this could affect inflation. (front page, 2-3)

EU funding
"What can companies expect of EU funding in the next few years?": Public calls for applications for EU funding will finally start to be published this month. In total EUR 3.1 billion will be available and almost a billion from the Slovenian budget. (front page, 4-5)

"How successful are the companies that have won the title Slovenian startup of the year?": The paper looks at how Slovenian startups ReCatalyst, Innolab, Bird Buddy, InstaText, Hooray Studios and Beeping, which won the startup of the year title, are doing now. (front page, 6-7)


Sale of Sports Lottery
"Bye bye, Sports Lottery?": The procedures for the sale of Sports Lottery, which has a monopoly on the Slovenian sports betting market, have been upsetting both sports and politics. (front page, 2-3)

Schengen border
"Border control marring good relations": Can anyone imagine Slovenia reintroducing border control as Austrian tourists start returning from their holidays in Croatia, asked PM Robert Golob his Austrian counterpart, Chancellor Karl Nehammer, to illustrate how Slovenia feels when Austria extends border checks every six months. (front page, 4)

"Temporary clinic will stay for years": As many as 755 patients have so far registered at the Maribor clinic for patients without a GP. (front page, 17)

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