Daily headlines - Thursday, 22 June

Ljubljana, 22 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 22 June:


Labour market
"Which the jobs of the future until 2037 will be": Projections by the Labour Ministry show that until 2037 demand for doctors, nurses, teachers and STEM jobs will rise, whereas jobs in manufacturing and financial services will disappear. (front page, 3)

"Lufthansa's proposal went off the table": Jernej Vrtovec, former infrastructure minister, has confirmed the Janez Janša government had an offer from Lufthansa on the table in 2020 under which the German airline would operate flights out of Ljubljana and the state would cover any losses. The economy minister at the time insisted Slovenia needed a national airline. (front page, 2)

"Largest solar plant launched": The largest solar power plant in the country was launched in Brežice. Costing EUR 5.5 million, the 6 MW installation can power about 1,800 homes. (front page)


"Court: Locking up behind bars is unconstitutional": The Constitutional Court has ruled in two separate cases that keeping asylum seekers locked up without access to a lawyer or without an official detention decision is against the Constitution. (front page, 3)

Kindergarten prices
"Without state help, kindergartens will be more expensive in autumn": The City of Ljubljana has warned that kindergarten prices will be more expensive in autumn due to higher wages of assistant teachers unless the state steps in and covers a part of the wage cost. (front page, 8)


Artificial intelligence
"Hymn to AI in five points": Finance explores the impact of AI on different industries and segments of business, based on an analysis by McKinsey, a consultancy. (front page, 2, 3)

Hospital procurement
"Who is vying for a EUR 50 million MRI deal?": It is unclear why the Health Ministry's Office for Control, Quality and Investment in Healthcare is buying MRI machines under a less transparent procedures than the open call for CT machines. (front page, 4)


Heat wave
"Traps of heat": The summer's first heatwave will peak today amidst appeals by health professionals that people should stay in the shade and drink plenty of liquids. (front page, 2, 3, 4)

"Gajser returns in Czechia": Motocross world champion Tim Gajser will return to competition in Czechia in July, having slowly recovered from a bad injury he sustained in February. (front page, 10)

"Why there is more violence": The reason there was more violence at the Pride Parade this year is because the social context in which the event was held has changed. (front page, 6)

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