What the Papers Say: Wednesday, 09 May 2018

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 9 May 2018 as prepared by the STA


Comic book artists
"Miki Muster, thank you for all the comics!": Legendary Slovenian comic book artist Miki Muster has died, aged 92. He has left behind more than 5,000 panels of comics as well as hours of animated film. (front page, 17)

Iran deal
"Trump shakes world order": US President Donald Trump has expectedly announced that the US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and that it will introduce new sanctions against Iran. The decision brings new uncertainty to international relations. (front page, 4)

"What awaits the 11,000 Gorenje employees?": Household appliance maker Gorenje has received three binding bids in its search for a strategic partner. Unofficially, the bids were submitted by Chinese industry giants Haier, Hefei Meiling and Hisense Electric. (front page, 3)


"They want to again asphalt Slovenska Cesta because of Šumi": An investor in a commercial development opposite the SNG Drama Ljubljana theatre wants to again asphalt a 200-metre section of Slovenska Cesta to reduce noise. The section was resurfaced by the city two years ago. (front page, 9)

"They want to see evidence for Latvian medicine": Slovenian oncologists want to see evidence about the performance of a Latvian medicine for curing cancer, which Gordana Kalan Živčec, a former head of the Slovenian Medical Chamber, wants to prescribe to her patients. (front page, 3)


Financial Conference
"Will negative EURIBOR really be history in a year?": The future movement of EURIBOR was surely one of the million-dollar questions discussed by the participants of the Financial Conference, organised by the newspaper and the Ljubljana Stock Exchange in Portorož. (front page, 2, 3)

OECD survey
"OECD: Slovenia squeezes workers with their pay even more": A survey by the OECD has shown that taxes and contributions represent 42.9% of the average gross pay in Slovenia. (front page, 6,7)

"Gorenje: three binding bids, next official info on potential takeover by 15 May": The Gorenje stock added 1.3% to EUR 6.38 after the household appliance maker reported that it had received three binding bids for a majority stake in the company. (front page, 5)


Mental health patients' rights
"Unbearable and dangerous": Human Rights Ombudsman Vlasta Nussdorfer has again pointed to terrible living conditions of mental health patients in closed wards in psychiatric institutions. (front page, 2, 15)

Ski jumping
"New victories ahead": Slovenian ski jumpers have been training for the new season under new coach Gorazd Bertoncelj over the past two weeks. (front page, 24)

"Thirtieth visit to China": The City of Maribor is mounting its 30th visit to China under Mayor Andrej Fištravec. In addition to Fištravec, one of his advisors and an opposition councillor will be part of the numerous delegation travelling to the Far East. (front page, 9)

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