Daily headlines - Wednesday, 21 June

Ljubljana, 21 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 21 June:


Tourism statistics
"Tourism looking at a record summer": Tourist providers are expecting a good season and the Slovenian Tourism Board forecasts figures will continue to grow moderately as the influx of foreign guests increases. (front page, 3)

Health reform
"Health minister's manoeuvring": While a bill changing the management of the public health fund ZZZS has been shot down, Health Minister Danijel Bešič Loredan could gain increased influence over the ZZZS with the help of the health digitalisation act, which would give the ministry deep insight into financial data. (front page, 2)

"The only statue in the world that grows every year": Another verse has been added to the Girl with a Book statue, which grows every year with the addition of a new base plate with a new verse. (front page, 4)


Education reform
"The proposed reform will lead to collapse": A group of 25 teachers has penned a public letter protesting against the government-proposed changes to the act on primary school. They argue the changes would lead to a collapse of the system. (front page, 2, 3)

Child death
"Toddler dies in a car": A child not yet two years old died in Sveti Lovrenc in eastern Slovenia after being left in the car on the sun. The tragedy has shook the small village. (front page, 10)

Ljubljana Festival
"71th Ljubljana Festival Starts": The 71st Ljubljana Festival kicked off yesterday with a concert that paid homage to the influential pop singer Tomaž Domicelj. (front page)


"Why are construction workers not working all day?": The main reason why construction sites on roads are not active around the clock has to do with the requirements of the contracting party. Even without any special permits, sites could be open between 6am and 10pm. (front page, 2, 3)

Health insurance
"Mandatory entry of records into eKarton, if not ZZZS can suspend payment": The proposed bill on the digitalisation of healthcare that the National Assembly will debate today would introduce mandatory entry of data into the electronic data repository eKarton. (front page, 5)

Real estate
"Former owner of Majbert Pharma sells four houses above Portorož": The former owner of Maybert Pharma has sold four houses above Portorož that he bought for less than a million from a bankruptcy estate in 2019 for almost three million euros. (front page, 4)


Child death
"Child dies in hot car": A child not yet two years old has died after being left in the car in front of his parents' house in Sveti Lovrenc. This is the first such case in Slovenia. (front page, 13)

Lent Festival
"No Lent Festival without sponsors": Vladimir Rukavina, the director of Lent Festival for three decades, says the festival would not be possible without sponsors and other partners given its budget of around a million euros. (front page, 17, 19)

Statehood Day celebration
"I cannot applaud such people": Some conservative politicians plan to boycott Saturday's Statehood Day celebration over a performance by the pop star Maginfico, who has openly admitted to having voted against independence in 1990. (front page, 3)

Janković trial
"Janković acquitted in the Stožice case": Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković has been acquitted in an abuse of office case involving the construction of the Stožice sports complex. (front page, 12)

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