What the Papers Say: Thursday, 07 June 2018

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 7 June 2018, as prepared by the STA


"30 years later Pahor acknowledges importance of JBTZ": President Borut Pahor hosted a reception on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Human Rights Committee, a body that organised mass protests in the wake of a 1980s military trial known as the JBTZ process and contributed to Slovenia's independence. (front page, 2)

"Women also election losers": Following the highest representation of women in parliament, 32, in this term, only 22 have been elected on Sunday. This is the least since 2006, when gender quotas were instituted. (front page, 2)

"Ministers seeking solution to Balkan route": Police commissioners from countries along the Balkan migration route discussed solutions to the increasing number of illegal migrants on the route in Brdo pri Kranju yesterday. (front page, 4, 5)

"This is how the Spanish do it": New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez unveiled his cabinet yesterday. It has 11 female ministers and six male and it is pro-European. (front page)


"Šarec taking initiative, Janša still waiting": LMŠ head Marjan Šarec has already invited other party presidents for talks on forming a "development-oriented coalition", but the election winner, the Democrats (SDS) is still waiting to make concrete moves. The party believes that time is on its side. (front page, 2)

"Ikea gives Janković an ultimatum": Swedish furniture giant Ikea, whose store in Ljubljana has been delayed over land expropriation, has found a way to expedite things. It has found a solution in a new spatial planning law that allows investors to request an emergency procedure for changing the relevant zoning plan. It has filed the application on 4 June. (front page, 9)

Security scandal
"Security camera: What really happened to Supreme Court Judge Jan Zobec": Camera footage probably confirms the account that a security officer at the Supreme Court acted appropriately in November when Supreme Court judge Jan Zobec claimed he had been attacked by the officer. (front page, 12)


Real estate
"How much does an apartment currently cost in Ljubljana's Fužine?": According to the paper's data, the average price of an apartment in Ljubljana's borough Fužine stood at just below EUR 2,400 per square metre. This compares to the average price in Ljubljana's city centre in 2015. (front page, 2, 3)

Foreign companies in Slovenia
"How many jobs, what salaries, how much profit do foreign owners give Slovenians": The paper will run a series of features about foreign companies doing business in Slovenia, starting with Germany, the biggest European economy. According to the paper, salaries in German-owned companies rise higher than in Slovenian-owned companies. (front page, 8-11)

Banking conference
"Bankers about loans: It is a buyers' market, borrowers set the terms": Bankers, who got together for the Slovenian Banks' Association's banking conference, say that lending is growing at a faster pace that statistics indicate, as true data is obscured by the cleansing of previous bad loans. (front page, 4, 5)


"Anguish with chasing grades": Some children are happily waiting for the summer holiday, but most are stressed and fear a potential failure in school. Parents and schools are often the problem. (front page, 4)

"More space for humanities": The Maribor branch of the Institute of Art History has opened, which is important for the city and the Maribor University, which have long neglected humanities. (front page, 16)

"RTS 24 media owner turning off funding tap": Chinese businessman Lingkung Meng has decided to withdraw from the RTS 24 media outlet. Under the worst case scenario this could mean the wind-down of the company. (front page, 10)

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