Daily headlines - Friday, 16 February

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


Open day
"Enrolment is struggle for scores, but also for students": Secondary schools, universities and other higher education institutions are holding open days today and tomorrow. A total of 21,305 students will finish primary school this year. (front page, 4)

Vučić interview
"Brussels stepping up pressure on Belgrade": In an interview for Delo Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić denied election fraud allegations targetting Serbia's general election in December and discussed the EU's increasing pressure on Serbia. (front page, 6)

Gaza war
"Israeli forces raid hospital in Khan Younis": It does not seem Israel has plans to heed numerous calls for cancelling the planned ground assault on Rafah. Gaza's city took in even more refugees yesterday after Israeli forces stormed the Nasser hospital in Khan Younis. (front page)


"Slippery shortcuts of mini health reform": The healthcare roadmap the government adopted yesterday includes efforts to facilitate access to outpatient specialist examinations and priority appointments for patients who have been queuing for too long. There are also measures that are not clear cut and could lead to collateral damage. (front page, 2)

Open day
"Before making decision: Easiest school is the one that makes student happy": Interest in grammar schools declined this year compared to the 2006/2007 school year, whereas enrolment in vocational secondary schools has been rising in recent years. (front page, 3)

Coalition crisis
"Švarc Pipan steps down, Šoltes dismissed": PM Robert Golob notified the parliament of Justice Minister Dominika Švarc Pipan's resignation. On her initiative, the government dismissed the ministry's senior official Igor Šoltes. (front page, 3)


Care homes
"Care homes getting costlier again": The relevant ministry does not intend to approve another increase in fees for all care homes in general, even though their heads are likely to protest this in light of soaring costs. (front page, 3)

"Should SUV legislation be made stricter?": After Paris voted to triple SUV parking fees, Večer wonders whether Slovenia should follow suit with similar measures. (front page, 6)

"Fake gun brought to school": A Maribor secondary school had to deal with two separate incidents this month after two students brought a replica gun to school or the school area. (front page, 13)

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