Daily headlines - Monday, 30 October

Ljubljana, 30 October - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 30 October:


Gaza siege
"Israel under pressure intensifying offensive": The Israeli army expanded its land offensive in the Gaza Strip to advance several kilometres deep into the territory controlled by the extremist Palestinian movement Hamas. The US has noted that differentiating between Hamas and Palestinian civilians is a must. (front page, 5)

Climate and weather
"Slovenia most vulnerable in EU": Analyses of the European Environment Agency show that Slovenia has suffered the greatest amount of weather-related damage . Prime Minister Robert Golob has announced a systemic basis for natural disaster response efforts. (front page, 3)

Alpine Ski World Cup
"Wind spoils ski premiere": The opening event of the Alpine Ski World Cup in Austria's Sölden, a men's giant slalom, was "blown away" by the wind after 47 skiers managed to complete the race. Slovenians displayed underwhelming performances. (front page, 9)


Public opinion on govt
"Government team should take it easy": Almost half of the respondents in a Ninamedia poll said that calming down and stabilisation within the ruling coalition would be the most appropriate response to the tense political events in recent days. (front page, 9)

Reformation Day
"Reformation is deciding on your own fate": Slovenia's Evangelical Lutheran Church Bishop Geza Filo said ahead of Reformation Day on 31 October, a bank holiday in Slovenia, that redemption and salvation cannot be bought with money. (front page, 6)


Post-flood reconstruction
"Flood of mistakes": Water management experts note that there is no thorough analysis of the August floods and that the reconstruction efforts are being delayed, while politicians are putting the burden of responsibility back on experts. (front page, 2-3)

Domestic animal diseases
"African swine fever spreading": African swine fever is spreading unstoppably among domesticated pigs and wild boars in Europe. Slovenia is among the rare countries in which no case has been confirmed so far. (front page, 5)

Science and research
"PhDs worked for fifty euros": Two aides of director of the Agency for Research and Innovation in Science (ARIS) Špela Stres first worked for ARIS under a contract to draft a basis for the procedures to initiate the work of the new agency, for which they were paid EUR 50. They were later selected from more than ten candidates and are now employed by ARIS. (front page 3)

"Convicted paedophile strikes again": A man from Poljčane who had been convicted ten years ago for sexual abuse of children between 2009 and 2011, and who has served his sentence, has now repeated the same offence and is again behind bars. (front page 3)

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