What the Papers Say: Monday, January 14, 2019

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, January 14, 2019, as summarised by the STA:


Migrant crisis in Bosnia
"EU is turning western Bosnia into a human dump": Western Bosnia-Herzegovina turned into a bottleneck last year when it comes to the migrant crisis, with some 6,000 migrants still looking for ways to get across the border with Croatia and further west. (front page, 6)

Party rankings
"LMŠ separates itself from the partners": The opposition Democrats (SDS) leads the latest public opinion poll conducted by Delo with 16.2%, and is closely followed by the LMŠ party of Prime Minister Marjan Šarec with 13.9%, which is by far its greatest result since the June 2018 election. (front page, 2)

Heavy snow in Austria
"Austria still under great risk of avalanches": Three German skiers were killed by an avalanche in the Austrian ski resort of Lech as they took a closed route, while the fourth one is still missing. The western states of Tyrol and Vorarlberg are still under a high snow slide alert. (front page)


Migrant crisis
"Police appeals against information commissioner over migrants": The police have filed an appeal against the decision of the information commissioner that they need to reveal the documents on the treatment of migrants on the border with Croatia. (front page, 6)

Ljubljana infrastructure
"Rakova Jelša to be protected by embankment": The illegally constructed residential buildings in Rakova Jelša on the southern outskirts of Ljubljana, which were legalised in 1994, are still under risk of flooding. The municipality is now planning to build an embankment to protect the southern part of the suburb. (front page, 9)

Macedonia name change
"Greek coalition breaking up because of name change": Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for a confidence vote in parliament after the Independent Greeks (ANEL) announced it was pulling out of the coalition as it opposes Greece's naming deal with Macedonia. (front page, 6, 16)


"Battle for Hidria": A battle for ownership of the automotive and industrial technology conglomerate Hidria is under way, with executives Iztok Seljak and Dušan Lapajne publishing a takeover intent for all shares of H&R, the firm controlling Hidria and owned by the Svetlik family. (front page, 4-5)

Real estate market
"Seven factors which will affect prices of apartments in Ljubljana": The paper lists three factors which could increase the prices of apartments in Ljubljana, including growth of tourism, and four factors which could decrease the prices, including more expensive loans. (front page, 2-3)


"One TEŠ already paid for": The paper analyses the planned centralisation in the Slovenian energy sector, expressing concern over the power producer Dravske Elektrarne Maribor (DEM) losing jobs while the headquarters of the owner HSE tripling the number of employees. (front page, 3)

"Not all that glitters is gold? It is!": Maribor is still a sports city although the perennial football champions from the city did not defend their title last year. The women volleyball players and male bowlers and chess players have brought the national titles to Maribor. (front page, 20)

Macedonia name change
"Fight for name continues": The Macedonian parliament has confirmed the constitutional change of the country's official name to the Republic of North Macedonia, now the support on the Greek side is questionable. (front page, 2)

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