Daily headlines - Monday, 18 March

Ljubljana, 18 March - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 18 March:


"Handballers break the ice: Paris will be Slovenian": The men's handball team secured their fourth Olympics appearance after defeating Brazil and Bahrain in the qualifying tournament. The handballers can now serve as an inspiration for the women's team as well as the basketball and the volleyball teams. (front page, 9)

Sexual abuse in the Church
"Rupnik as an example": At their third South American congress in Panama, Roman Catholic Church experts on the prevention of sexual abuse frequently invoked the case of Slovenian priest Marko Rupnik, which is seen as a textbook example of how mechanisms of abuse and cover-up work in the Catholic Church. (front page, 4)

Ski jumps
"Splendid invitation to Planica": Slovenian ski jumpers paved the way for a splendid World Cup finale in Planica. Ema Klinec, Domen Prevc and Timi Zajc all won podiums in Vikersund this weekend, whereas Nika Prevc has already clinched the overall World Cup. (front page, 9)

UN Security Council
"Finally a resolution on Gaza?": The UN Security Council has not yet adopted a resolution on Gaza, Slovenian Ambassador Samuel Žbogar tells Delo the UN Security Council this may soon change as at least four resolutions are on the table. (front page, 5)


Ski Jumping
"Large crystal globe already Nika's": Nika Prevc, the latest in a long line of excellent ski jumpers in the Prevc family, has achieved female jumping perfection and won the overall World Cup standings in Vikersund this weekend. (front page, 12, 13)

Public opinion on assisted dying
"Assisted dying divisive": The latest Vox Populi poll shows 47% are in favour of assisted dying and 43% are against, but surprisingly, 55% are against holding a referendum on this issue. (front page, 3)


Renovation of Lent embankment
"Lent now breathes": The new promenade on Maribor's Lent embankment had been divisive initially, but now it has become a new place to be and the crowds there recall the best years of the Lent Festival. (front page, 6)

"Thank you, see you in Paris": Slovenian men's handball team qualified for the Paris Olympics by defeating Bahrain in the final round of the qualifying tournament as Spain beat Brazil. This is the fourth time the handball team will play the Olympic tournament. (front page, 15)

Croatian elections
"Neighbour's political drama": Croatia is in shock after President Zoran Milanović announced he would stand in the 17 April general election. The Constitutional Court will weigh in today. (front page, 2, 5)

"Preventing weather disasters through devolution": Experts think creating six to eight provinces would fill the void between the fragmented network of municipalities and the central government. (front page, 3)

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