Daily headlines - Thursday, 12 October

Ljubljana, 12 October - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 12 October:


Cultural heritage
"End of disgrace in Bežigrad": It all seems that an agreement on selling the dilapidated Plečnik Stadium is all but done, with businessmen Joc Pečečnik and his partners trying to agree on as painless as possible withdrawal from the project. (front page, page 2)

"Nuclear energy will be key": Energy Minister Bojan Kumer told a Delo conference that Slovenia's future energy mix will include both renewables and nuclear. Higher electricity prices next year will be mitigated with regulation applying to 90% of consumption. (front page, pages 8-9)

Post-flood situation
"Fate of Struge depends on landslide": The fate of the village of Struge in the Savinja Valley, which was hit hard by the August floods, depends on the outcome of a landslide analysis. Locals want to know what the future holds for them. (front page, page 4)

"Ministers' contentious statements of support": It seems that the practice of ministers signing off on projects of NGOs applying for funds in open calls is widespread, and not all ministries find it contentious. It is still unclear whether the disputable open call that was one of the reasons for Sanja Ajanović Hovnik's resignation will be annulled. (front page, page 3)

Evacuation from Israel
"Evacuation from Israel": A total of 33 Slovenian citizens had returned home from Israel by yesterday. Fifteen Slovenians who are in contact with the Foreign Ministry remain there, of which half have not yet decided whether to leave or not. (front page, page 17)


"Former LMŠ people want to return": Ahead of the upcoming dismissal of Agriculture Minister Irena Šinko, the fights for her position are already going on backstage. Individuals from the circles of the ex-political party LMŠ, now a part of the Freedom Movement, are rumoured to succeed her. (front page, page 2)

Post-flood reconstruction
"Excavator operators did not raise prices due to floods": Mayors of municipalities most affected by the August floods say that operators of heavy machinery did not raise prices of services in the wake of post-flood reconstruction efforts. (front page, page 3)


Israel-Hamas conflict
"Where will inflation and prices of oil, food and raw materials go": Already battling high inflation, the world wonders whether long-term recession and all the negative consequences of the Yom Kippur war will repeat themselves amid the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza. (front page, pages 2-3)

Car industry
"Changes in Slovenian car market: Škoda and Toyota at the forefront, Tesla slowly losing monopoly": In the first nine months of the year, the number of new cars in Slovenia rose by 4.4% year-on-year. (front page, page 13)

"Herz did indeed buy plot for new facility in Zasavje": After two years and a half, the Herz company has finally got the opportunity to expand. It bought a 34,000 m2 plot where it intends to build new facilities, which will create new jobs - from 50 to 150 initially. (front page, page 11)


"When it will no longer be a disgrace": A new community health centre in Tezno, a major investment in primary healthcare in Maribor, is expected to be completed by 2026. Until then, staff and patients will have to make do with the existing, run-down facility. (front page, pages 2, 13)

"Too spread-out ministries": The paper wonders whether the Robert Golob government would be more effective in post-flood reconstruction with fewer ministries amid speculations that another major reshuffle is in the works. (front page, pages 2-3)

"No longer going to court from custody": The court of appeals overturned the ruling finding four men guilty of beating an elderly man to death, and ordered a retrial. (front page, page 9)

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