Daily headlines - Monday, 4 December

Ljubljana, 4 December - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 4 December:


UEFA Euro 2024
"Draw determines where we will travel in June": Slovenia will play in Group C of the UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany, facing Denmark, Serbia and England between 16 and 25 June in Stuttgart, Munich and Cologne, a draw in Hamburg determined on Saturday. (front page, 9)

First Advent Sunday
"Pedro Opeka enriches First Advent Sunday": Pedro Opeka, an Argentinian-born missionary of Slovenian descent, held a mass on First Advent Sunday in the Ljubljana Franciscan Church and the Maribor Cathedral. Opeka, who also collects donations for his mission in Madagascar, will today meet President Nataša Pirc Musar. (front page)

Israel-Hamas war
"Stricter signals from Washington": Due to the unbearable situation in the Gaza Strip, where reportedly 700 people lost their lives in a 24-hour span, even the US, as the most important ally of Israel and weapon supplier, started sending some stricter signals to Israel. (front page, 5)


Ljubljana transport infrastructure
"Public transportation to suffer during construction of overpass": Part of Dunajska Road, one of the main thoroughfares in Ljubljana, will be fully closed from 4 and 7 January for an upgrade of the railway overpass. Buses serving several lines of public passenger transport will have to make long detours. (front page, 2-3)

New Koper-Divača rail upgrade
"New bottleneck for trains from Port of Koper": The upgrade of the railway line between the Port of Koper and the Divača hub will increase throughput from 90 to 212 trains a day, but a bottleneck before the port - the freight station which is too small even today - will remain. (front page, 5)


"What you need to know when paying Christmas bonuses for 2023" The threshold for the untaxed performance bonus paid at the end of the year (Christmas bonus, 13th wage) is slightly lower this year than last year, standing at 100% of the average wage. (front page, 2-3)

"NIJZ and doctors limiting patients' insight in their own medical reports": The restriction will be in force for 30 days, as requested by providers in healthcare and authors of medical reports, who argued that patients are not able to interpret them without a doctor. "What if you stop with this patronising attitude towards patients," Finance asks. (front page, 6)

Stock exchange
"Listed Slovenian companies at nine-month mark: who is doing well, and who poorly?": The results for the first half of the year for several companies listed on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange were worse than in the same period last year, and there were no improvements in the nine-month period. (front page, 4-5)


Youth violence
"For a more tolerant society": As young people are growing up in an environment of intolerance, hate speech and polarisation of society, the paper wonders what to do to make positive changes. (front page, 2-3)

"Volunteering gaining importance": Volunteers and volunteering organisations are capable of getting organised very quickly and respond to distress, which is why they are very important in the event of crises or major disasters. (front page, 2, 4)

"Victim of violence accused of manslaughter": Anja R., who killed her husband Lulzim B. with a single knife stab in May 2022 in Maribor, could not avoid being charged with manslaughter even though the husband had been beating her for years and even had a restraining order. (front page, 9)

"Violets dominate unrecognisable dragons": Maribor dominated the Slovenian football derby in the 17th round of the national premier league, beating Olimpija 3:1 at home in Ljudski Vrt Stadium. (front page, 13)

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