Daily headlines - Monday, 26 June

Ljubljana, 26 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 26 June:


Russian insurrection attempt
"Putin has never been weaker": Yevgeny Prigozhin's march towards Moscow has laid bare the fragility of the Kremlin regime. This will have implications for the war in Ukraine and the developments in Russia. (front page, 4)

Former president's activities
"Active former president": There is criticism coming from the office of President Nataša Pirc Musar that Borut Pahor, the former president, is too active in domains that are in the purview of the sitting president. (front page, 2)

Road investments
"Progress in the expansion of motorways": DARS, the motorway company, is planning an expansion sections of the A1 motorway that attach to the Ljubljana ring road. But procedures are long and the first tenders are unlikely to be out before the second half of next year. (front page, 3)

"Pogačar starts tour with double champion title": Tadej Pogačar won the national championship in the road race yesterday after already winning the time trial in Thursday. This bodes well for the Tour de France. (front page, 10)


"What will be the consequence of the insurrection?": On Saturday evening, when Wagner mercenaries came within 200 kilometres of Moscow, Yevgeny Prigozhin agreed to a deal with Vladimir Putin. It remains unclear what this means for either of them. (front page, 4, 5)

Wind energy
"Where to put wind turbines?": A wind farm project in the Pohorje Massif has encountered stiff opposition from locals and environmentalists. Previous studies have not identified Pohorje as a suitable site for wind energy. (front page, 3)


Housing prices
"Prices of Ljubljana apartments have started to drop": Statistics Office data for the first quarter show apartment prices in Ljubljana have started to fall. (front page, 4)

Sole proprietors
"Sole proprietors with flat rate expenses: how many new ones are there, including among doctors": Although the government last year promised to "sort out" the situation concerning sole proprietors with flat rate expenses, the situation has remained broadly the same. (front page, 2, 3)


Insurrection in Russia
"Shock for Putin": The rebellion by the Wagner mercenaries and its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin has brought Russia to the brink of civil war as Vladimir Putin's empire has been shaken like never before. (front page, 2, 3)

Teacher shortage
"How to get more teachers": Recent legislative changes that allow schools to hire teachers who have not passed the national teacher exam yet are unlikely to improve the situation. Schools are already hiring staff not originally trained to teach the subjects that they teach. (front page, 4)

Dog names
"Đony, Rex, Chanel or Medo": ZRC SAZU will shortly release a book on Slovenian dog names. The author says dogs are often given human names because they are treated as members of the family. (front page, 10)

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