Daily headlines - Tuesday, 27 June

Ljubljana, 27 June - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 27 June:


Cost of living
"Some prices drop in time of record-high inflation": While inflation is still far from being at target levels, some products are cheaper than a year ago - petrol is 10% and second-hand cars are 4% cheaper. (front page, 3)

Wagner Group rebellion
"Prigozhin's version of events": Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the mercenary Wagner Group, insists that the intention of the armed rebellion was not to topple the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but to draw attention that the war in Ukraine was not going in line with plans. (front page, 5)

Ljubljana Festival
"World premiere of To Be or Not to Be": The 71st Ljubljana Festival saw the world premiere of To Be or Not to Be by the Spanish theatre group La Fura dels Baus in the Križanke open-air venue last evening. (front page)


Ljubljana city council
"Again initiatives for participatory budget": The Ljubljana City Council approved a revised 2023 budget and the 2024 and 2025 budgets yesterday - all are higher than half a billion euros. The opposition again called for a participatory budget. (front page, 8)

Wagner Group rebellion
"Prigozhin explains why he stopped the march on Moscow": Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the mercenary Wagner Group, said his intention was not to not to topple down the authorities, but to protect his soldiers. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would quell the rebellion in any case. (front page, 6)


Interest rates
"EURIBOR just under 4%: Who will feel the pain and what forecasts for the coming months are like": The higher six-month EURIBOR is making loans with a floating interest rate to companies and households much more expensive. Where the rate is expected to be in the coming months, the paper wonders. (front page, 2-3)

"Inotherm is largest producers of front doors in Europe": The company Inotherm is growing fast and has an exceptional value added per employee - revenue doubled in the last five years, and increased in 2022 alone by 23% to EUR 100.4 million. (front page, 4)

Employment in Germany
"Germany relaxing conditions for third-country workers": Quotas for the Western Balkans have also been increased, the paper says, noting that the changes mostly concern qualified workers, and analyses what this means for Slovenia. (front page, 6)


Tourism season
"A good season is in store": Operators of Slovenian hotels expect a good visit in the summer months in all destinations, with the Slovenian Tourism Board (STO) noting that the number of overnight stays last summer was up 7.2% year-on-year. (front page, 2-3)

"It is values that count, not so much the name": The paper inquired with marketing and psychology experts about how the announced farewell of the banking brands NKBM and SKB Banka will impact the pool of clients and the public perception of the new, merged bank. (front page, 5)

Fire in Maribor tunnel
"Concrete was melting from the heat": Loud banks that sounded like explosions and thick black smoke rising high above the ground were the sights that a severe multi-vehicle collision happened in the Malečnik tunnel on the A1 motorway near Maribor on Monday. Fortunately, one was harmed in the accident. (front page, 5)

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