What the Papers Say: Friday, 13 July 2018

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Friday, 13 July 2018, as prepared by the STA

DELO

Coalition-building talks
"What can Janša do in a week?": President Borut Pahor claims that Slovenia would get a strong and moderate government if Janez Janša of the Democrats (SDS) can put together a coalition. (front page, 2)

Healthcare
"Ministry in the way of treatment of children": The Croatian and US cardiologists, who have been in Ljubljana the whole week already, have not been able to start treating children as the former is waiting for the ministry's work licence and the latter for the just passed legislative changes to enter into force. (front page, 4)

Interview with US ambassador
"US would cooperate with any government": US Ambassador Brent Hartley has told the paper for its Saturday's supplement that putting together a new government is Slovenia's internal affair and that the US is ready to cooperate with any government that would emerge from the talks. (front page)

Trump in UK
"Trump in country that is 'in turmoil'": US President Donald Trump is met by protests in the UK, which he described as "hot spot" and country in "turmoil". (front page, 3, 5)

DNEVNIK

Flooding
"Ig insists: We cause no damage to neighbouring areas": The Ig municipality, located in the Ljubljana marshes, insists that its planned anti-flooding measures will cause no damage to nearby villages. (front page, 3)

Coalition-building talks
"Pahor gives PM-designate nomination to Janša who has one week to accept it": The first reactions by parties indicate that only two will respond to the coalition talks invitation announced by Janez Janša of the election-winning Democrats (SDS). (front page, 2)

Church in court
"Krašovec and Kramberger acquitted": Four defendants, including former Maribor Archbishop Franc Kramberger, have been acquitted due to lack of evidence in a high-profile trial concerning dodgy share purchases. The prosecutor has announced an appeal. (front page, 3)

FINANCE

Call for applications
"Attention, would you like to be a state attorney?": Wanting to "do all we can for top staff", the paper decides to use the frontpage to promote a call for applications for five state attorney posts issued by the Justice Ministry "during the holiday season and four days before the start of the judicial vacations". (front page, 6)

Housing market
"What are the interest rates for housing loans": The paper's analysis shows the interest rates for long-term (10 years and more) housing loans has risen in the past year from around 2.5% to 2.95%, which compares to a eurozone average of 1.90%. (front page, 2-3)

GDP forecast 
"Brussels downgrades growth forecast for Slovenia": The European Commission expects domestic spending to contribute the most to the growth of the Slovenian economy, while exports' growth contribution is even likely to turn negative as the growth of imports intensifies.(front page, 10, 11)

VEČER

Football
"European season starts with victory": The Maribor football team started the qualifiers to the Europe League with a 1:0 win against Belgrade's Partizan. (front page, 21)

Coalition-building talks
"Janša gets another week": President Borut Pahor is urging parties to engage in talks with the relative winner of the general election but he is being ignored. (front page, 2)

Church in court
"Krašovec and Kramberger acquitted": Four defendants, including former Maribor Archbishop Franc Kramberger, have been acquitted due to lack of evidence in a high-profile trial concerning dodgy share purchases of publisher Mladinska Knjiga. (front page, 20)

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