Daily headlines - Wednesday, 11 October

Ljubljana, 11 October - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 11 October:


Israel war
"Wanting to destroy Hamas, they are punishing everybody": Israel has called in 360,000 reserves and Hamas is mobilising as well. Israel is preparing for a massive land operation to destroy Hamas but it is doing this by collectively punishing all Palestinians. (front page, 5)

Ljubljana passenger terminal
"Project worth over EUR 1bn": Presenting the new passenger terminal, Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković said the public-private project is worth nearly EUR 1 billion, while Infrastructure Minister Alenka Bratušek admitted that the deadline, set for the end of 2025, was very ambitious. (front page, 4)

"Boscarol happy with Americans": Pipistrel, the Slovenian electric aviation pioneer, which was sold to the US corporation Textron, has remained the development hub of electric aviation within the new company. Founder Ivo Boscarol says he "did not sell off his child but married it well". (front page, 8)


Ljubljana passenger terminal
"New passenger centre promised by end of 2025": The Ministry of Infrastructure, Ljubljana Municipality and the Slovenian Railways presented the new passenger centre and the new traffic regime planned around it. (front page, 2)

Health minister hearing
"Patients' rights - Golob govt's new Achilles tendon": The paper drafted an analysis of plans presented by Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, the health minister candidate, finding that she sees patients through the eyes of an economist. (front page, 4)


"Eta Cerkno and Odelo Prebold: Two examples how drop in orders and weak Germany affect Slovenian companies": The paper provides two case studies of companies that have resorted to layoffs and the state-subsidised furlough scheme to cope with a drop in orders. (front page, 2 and 3)

IMF autumn forecast
"Somewhat better projection for Slovenia, worse for Germany": The paper provides an overview of GDP growth forecasts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (front page, 4)

Health care
"Additional EUR 1.5bn for healthcare in six years. What's coming and why?": The health purse would have been deep in the red without hundreds of millions in budgetary funding. The paper looks into whether this will remain the case also with the new mandatory contribution. (front page, 5)


Flood reconstruction
"First funds paid out to municipalities": The state has paid out reconstruction funds to the first municipality in Koroška: Prevalje received EUR 5.5 million. On Thursday and Friday, funds will be transferred to the municipalities of Črna, Podvelka and Ribnica na Pohorju. (front page, 2 and 3)

"Spotlight turning away from Ukraine": The paper wonders whether Russia is involved in the Israel-Hamas conflict and what it means for Ukraine. (front page, 4 and 5)

Prison suicide
"Serves more than half of sentence but commits suicide": Stefan Cakić killed himself in prison, where he was serving a sentence for killing the actor Gašper Tič. (front page, 8)

School anniversary
"Maribor's Tretja Gimnazija marks 160 years": The Tretja Gimnazija secondary school marked 160th anniversary with a ceremonial event addressed by Maribor Mayor Saša Arsenović and Aleš Musar, the president's husband, among others. (front page, 14)

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