Daily headlines - Monday, 26 February

Ljubljana, 26 February - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 26 February:


"EU cutting red tape": In a bid to increase the competitiveness of the EU's renewables industry the European Commission would like to cut red tape. Under the proposal, Slovenia would be obliged to wrap up its bureaucratic procedures for Krško 2 in a year and a half. (front page, 3)

"Fewer emergency points, faster aid": Proposals to overhaul the emergency services system has been met with mixed responses by doctors. The main question is whether Slovenia should reduce the number of its on-call departments. (front page, 4)

"After Ukraine, Israel defeated in Koper too": Slovenia defeated both Ukraine and Israel last week in qualifiers for the EuroBasket 2025. (front page, 9)


Youth suicide
"Left to their own devices, they seek emergency exit": Amid fast-paced lifestyles, pandemics, natural disasters and wars, adolescent mental health is an issue getting more attention recently. During the Covid pandemic, the number of children and adolescents seeking help due to suicidal thoughts increased considerably. (front page, 2)

"Work not distributed equally": There were big differences in the amount of work done by experts giving testimonies in judicial proceedings in 2023. The Justice Ministry would like to set up an online system showing their availability. (front page, 3)

Ski jumping
"Invincible Peter Prevc and Timi Zajc make their mark in Oberstdorf": The past weekend has been an excellent one for Slovenian ski jumpers with Timi Zajc winning a Ski Flying World Cup event in Germany's Oberstdorf on Saturday, and Peter Prevc finishing second. (front page, 13)


"Kordiš doesn't want out": The leadership of the Left does not have the mandate within the party to impose more extreme measures against MP Miha Kordiš, who does not want to leave the Left's deputy group of his own accord. (front page, 2)

"Man sentenced to 30 years soon to be free": A man who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder as the first defendant receiving such a strict punishment in Slovenia has so far served 76% of his sentence. He believes that after more than 23 years behind the bars he is a changed man now. (front page, 9)

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