What the Papers Say: Monday, September 10, 2018

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 10 September 2018, as prepared by the STA


"Barricades and tension but without riots": Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić paid a visit to Kosovo to address a rally in Mitovica. He was, however, unable to reach Banja due to barricades set up by Kosovo's Albanians. (front page, 6)

Public opinion poll
"Support to LMŠ virtually halved": The Democrats (SDS) gained a strong lead in the latest public opinion poll, as the second most popular party, the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ), saw it support halve. (front page, 2)

Bled Strategic Forum
"Technologically connected yet divided world": The Bled Strategic Forum (BSF), Slovenia's biggest foreign policy event, starts today under the motto Bridging the Divide. Due to the interregnum in Slovenia, no big political names will attend the event. (front page, 3)


"Should more Slovenian pupils learn Chinese?": In the past school year, only fifteen pupils in Slovenia attended Chinese classes. Some fear the exotic language will be difficult to learn, but there are also some systemic faults, the paper finds. (front page, 3)

"From Blood and Honour and Štajerska Guard to a party": Slovenia has had problems with extremists groups for a while. So far, members of the Democrats (SDS) have been linked to two such groups - first to Blood and Honour and now to Štajerska Guard. (front page, 2)

"Football: Slovenia's painful defeat on Cyprus": After losing against Bulgaria at home last Thursday, Slovenia lost another match in the UEFA Nations League. Last night's game against Cyprus in Nicosia ended in 2:1. (front page, 15)


Tax oversight
"Stricter oversight by FURS": The Tax Administration (FURS) is scrutinising the paying of taxes on capital gains and possible tax evasion. (front page, 2-3)

Pharmacy chain Lekarna Ljubljana's strategy
"Why did Lekarna Ljubljana want to keep its strategy a secret?": Pharmacy chain Lekarna Ljubljana refused to reveal its business strategy but after an intervention from the Information Commissioner's Office it had no choice but to share the document with Finance. (front page, 4-5)

"9 tips for you to become king of Linkedin": Linkedin may seem slightly boring at first, but it offers numerous opportunities not only to get a better job but also to make new acquaintances and close deals. (front page, 14-15)


Social networks
"Young people getting disconnected": Increasingly many young people are closing their accounts on social networks, mainly due to self-esteem problems, to have more spare time and to prevent a negative effect on their school work. (front page, 2-3)

Release of self-proclaimed militia leader Šiško
"Magistrate took some time to think": Andrej Šiško, a self-proclaimed militia leader charged with instigation to subversion of the constitutional order, was released from detention Sunday evening after the magistrate spent five hours with him. (front page, 4)

Slovenia's environment
"Green country. Or fake news?": An article about Slovenia being listed among the ten cleanest countries in the world was shared by many Slovenians on social networks recently, including some state institutions. But as it turn out the article is misleading. (front page, 6-7)

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