Daily headlines - Tuesday, 20 June

Ljubljana, 20 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 20 June:


"German recession hindering Slovenian companies": Germany is in recession, and the decline in demand from the most important trade partner to Slovenia is increasingly felt by export-oriented Slovenian companies. (front page, 3)

Euro 2024 qualifiers
"A point against mighty Danes in grand evening": More than 14,000 spectators in Stožice Stadium watched on Monday evening a very good Euro 2024 qualifier between Slovenia and Denmark, which ended in a 1:1 draw. (front page, 13)

Speed traps in Ljubljana
"Fighting speed with six super-radars": The Ljubljana city authorities have purchased a sixth super-radar, which enables speed limit enforcement on several traffic lanes 24 hours a day. (front page, 4)


"Orthodontist retires, child 'drops out'": The Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman has noted the case in which a child has been waiting for an orthodontics examination for two years only to learn by chance that the referral has been cancelled as the orthodontist has retired. (front page, 3)

Urban planning in Ljubljana
"Beer is no longer brewed there, what to do with Union land plots": As the brewer Pivovarna Laško Union is moving production from the large complex in the Šiška borough in Ljubljana, the question arises as to what to do with the land. (front page, 8)


"Who worked and earned the most": The paper reveals data on the performance of public and private healthcare institutions in terms of the Health Ministry's project to shorten waiting times in healthcare, noting that private ones fared much better. (front page, 2-4)

"Airline tickets are 40% more expensive than last year": Aviation analyst Matej Eljon has told the paper in an interview that the prices of the main airlines operating at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport in the summer season are much higher than when the flag carrier Adria Airways was operational. This shows that the supply is low. (front page, 8-9)


Opposition parties
"Shifts on the right": While Anže Logar remains the second most important person in the Democrats (SDS) after Janez Janša, his close aide Romana Jordan is leaving the party after almost 30 years as the party is leaning to the extreme right. In the meantime, Janša has struck a partnership with former Celje Mayor Bojan Šrot. (front page, 2-3)

Pensioner association
"Pensioners have a new president": Retired criminal police officer Zdenka Jan has replaced Janez Sušnik at the helm of the Union of Associations of Pensioners of Slovenia (ZDUS), the largest organisation of its kind in the country. (front page, 4)

Green transition
"Energy plans in Šalek Valley": The TEŠ coal-fired power plant and the adjacent Velenje coal mine are making preparations for the upcoming transition after which the plant will operate without lignite. The TEŠ is ready to burn wood biomass, waste and synthetic diesel, while small, portable nuclear units are not excluded either. (front page, 18)

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