Daily headlines - Wednesday, 20 December

Ljubljana, 20 December - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 20 December:


Athlete of the Year
"Golden aces of climbing walls, roads and greens": The Slovenian Sports Journalists' Association declared climber Janja Garnbret and cyclist Tadej Pogačar athletes of the year and the national football team the team of the year. (front page, 16)

Serbia vote
"Protests over stolen election": Serbian opposition supporters are convinced that the party of incumbent President Aleksandar Vučić had used illegal means to steal the parliamentary election and have taken to the streets. (front page, 5)

Finance newspaper
"Printed Finance is history": The newspaper Finance will be abolishing its printed edition as of the new year and expects to save around half a million euro. (front page, 2)


"Covid causing problems before flu season even started": Some hospitals are almost at capacity due to a rise in Covid infections even though flu season has not yet started. (front page, 2 and 12)

Athlete of the Year
"Tadej Pogačar, Janja Garnbret and footballers are athletes of the year": Climber Janja Garnbret, cyclist Tadej Pogačar and the national football team were declared athletes of the year by the Slovenian Sports Journalists' Association. (front page, 14-15)


German economy
"What is going on in Germany: why is it in recession and will 2024 be any better?": The paper put together an overview of forecasts for countries that are Slovenia's biggest export destinations, putting special focus on Germany. (front page, 4)

"After Todorić, Pavao Vujnovac: who is the new owner of Mercator?": The stakeholders of Fortenova group have pushed out Russian Sberbank, with Open Pass becoming the majority owner. The latter is owned by Pavao Vujnovac and managed by Boštjan Napast, a Slovenian manager. (front page, 5)


Athlete of the Year
"The best of the best": Climber Janja Garnbret, cyclist Tadej Pogačar and the national football team are the best athletes of 2023 according to the Slovenian Sports Journalists' Association. (front page, 11)

Večer relocation
"Večer is moving to Galerija Gosposka": The news desk of the newspaper Večer will be moving to Galerija Gosposka, a building in Maribor city centre owned by Mayor Saša Arsenovič, despite resistance from employees and journalists in general. (front page, 4)

Public broadcaster
"Will reconstruction be needed at Kolodvorska?": While plans for next year envisage extensive cuts in production, rumours are going around public broadcaster RTV Slovenija that a financial reconstruction programme will be needed in the second half of 2024. (front page, 2)

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