Daily headlines - Tuesday, 16 January

Ljubljana, 16 January - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 16 January:


Green energy
"Slovenia buying green energy abroad": Although known as a green country Slovenia had to sign an agreement on statistical transfer of energy from renewable energy sources with a foreign country for the third year in row to meet the annual EU target on the use of renewables. (front page, 8-9)

Doctors' strike
"Govt should meet its commitments": After staging a warning strike on Tuesday, doctors and dentists have started a strike that will last until their demands are met. Yesterday's talks with the government brought no progress. (front page, 4)

"They brought the Norwegians to their knees too": After defeating the Faeroe Islands and Poland, the Slovenian handball team bagged the third victory last night, winning against Norway in the third round of competition at the European Men's Handball Championship. (front page, 14)


Railway accident
"Family of the deceased wants answers": The relatives of the two workers who lost their lives in a tragic railway accident near Postojna last December want answers. An internal investigation at the Slovenian Railways is under way. (front page, 3)

Doctors' strike
"Healthcare: Doctors' strike has started. Will others follow suit?": A strike of doctors and dentists started yesterday, but no urgent check-ups or procedures were cancelled. (front page, 2)

Post-flood reconstruction
"Municipality kept its promises, they are still waiting for the state": Almost six months after the devastating floods, many homes in the flood-hit Sneberje borough of Ljubljana along the Sava River have been repaired. But locals are still waiting for the promised flood protection measures. (front page, 7)


Spade of the Year
The front page highlights another quote nominated for the newspaper's Spade of the Year award: social anthropologist Vesna V. Godina says that anti-Janšism may be enough to win an election but it is not enough for successful governing.

Relations between PM and president
"They will meet this week after trading barbs": The statement by President Nataša Pirc Musar that PM Robert Golob should step down should the anti-graft body find that he had interfered with police work has cooled relations between the two officials. (front page, 2-3)

Post-flood reconstruction in Koroška
"18 buildings slated for possible demolition": A total of 18 buildings are slated for demolition in the Koroška region after the August floods. Talks with the owners are still under way. (front page, 17)

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