Daily headlines - Wednesday, 25 October

Ljubljana, 25 October - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 25 October:


"Freedom Movement loses first vote": Having expelled two party members, the Freedom Movement has lost one MP vote and now has 40. PM Robert Golob announced a government reshuffle to reduce the number of ministries. (front page, page 2)

Foreign policy
"Pro-European direction underlined": The Foreign Ministry has drawn up a new draft strategy on Slovenia's foreign policy to cement the country's commitment to pro-European policy. Feminist foreign policy has been put on the back burner. (front page, page 3)

"From Hamburg to museum facade": A new mural on the facade of the Ljubljana City Museum is a work of German street artist Krashkid, the winner of an international competition. It celebrates the museum as a space committed to dialogue. (front page)


"Freedom Movement force-frees its own MP": The Freedom Movement expelled two of its members, including MP Mojca Šetinc Pašek, while National Assembly President Urška Klakočar Zupančič stepped down as vice-president of the party citing excessive workload. (front page, page 3, commentary 14)

Sick leave
"How to cut down sick leave and encourage people to return to work": The Health Ministry intends to tackle absenteeism by putting time limits on sick leave and capping sick pay. Rehabilitation treatments should be made more accessible too. (front page, page 4)


"How much cheaper will be this year's gas heating": Gas bills will be almost the same as last year even though gas market prices are considerably lower and despite the government's cap on gas. (front page, pages 2-3)

"Euro economy keeps cooling down - PMI index lowest since November 2020": Economic climate in the eurozone is weak with the PMI index falling to the lowest level since November 2020, or, excluding the pandemic period, March 2013. (front page, page 6)

Stock market
"What is behind sudden growth of Telekom stock": Telekom Slovenije stock has been climbing since the end of September while other issues have been losing ground. The upward trend is likely fuelled by expectations of a dividend payout. (front page, pages 8-9)


"Golob's broom": Following recent ministerial replacements, PM Robert Golob continues purging his party Freedom Movement. Two of its members were expelled, including Robert Pavšič, a close colleague of National Assembly President Urška Klakočar Zupančič. (front page, page 2)

"Dismissed ministers receive final pay": The paper looks at salaries of senior officials, including the September pay of ministers who not long ago resigned or were dismissed, and the head of the government's post-flood reconstruction service. (front page, page 4)

Autumn holidays
"Where to go for autumn holidays": Autumn holidays or tattie holidays are around the corner, and Slovenians are traditionally most interested in booking spa resort deals or going to warm-weather destinations. (front page, page 5)

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