What the Papers Say: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, February 6, 2019, as summarised by the STA:


School reform
"What should the school of the future be like?": In the aftermath of a parent initiative for a far-reaching education reform, Minister Jernej Pikalo has announced a white paper setting the guidelines for future development. (front page, 2)

"An airport painfully empty": The owners of Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport had promised 300 million in investments and eleven scheduled flights, including to China. Their promises have not been realized. (front page, 9)

Ski jumping
"Little Planica ready for jumpers": Ljubno will host the women's Ski Jumping World Cup Friday through Sunday, in what is the female equivalent of the Planica event. (front page, 25, 26)


Competition protection
"Just to get rid of the director": The Economy Ministry has drawn up legislative amendments that introduce a new way to dismiss the director of the Agency for the Protection of Competition, in what appears an attempt by the minister to deal with current director Zdenko Matvoz, a man the minister has unsuccessfully tried to dismiss before. (front page, 3)

Ljubljana infrastructure
"Reconstruction of Letališka ramp will last four months": The motorway company DARS and the city of Ljubljana will need four months to upgrade the motorway ramp at the end of Letališka street. (front page, 9)

"Mikaela Shiffrin wins super-G, Ilka Štuhec eighth": American star Mikaela Shiffrin has won the World Championship super-G, while Slovenia's Ilka Štuhec finished eighth in a close race. (front page, 17)


Juncker investment plan
"Was the money from the Juncker fund distributed fairly?": The European Court of Audit acknowledges that the Juncker fund provided sufficient financing, but it has doubts about its added value. (front page, 4, 5)

PwC executive survey
"What Slovenian directors are afraid of": A survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers has shown that Slovenian directors are pessimistic about the prospects for this year, but this is not unexpected given the general Slovenian proclivity for gloom, the rise of populism, and lingering memories of the previous economic crisis. (front page, 2, 3)

Pension fund returns
"Is it time to panic because of last year's pension fund returns?": Pension fund managers will want to forget 2018 as soon as they can. Most had negative 12-month yields. (front page, 6, 7)


"Personal brought to life as public": The Maribor University Library yesterday marked Culture Day by inaugurating the Janko Glazer Library, a special room containing the personal library of the local author. (front page, 16)

"Ilka misses first chance": Ilka Štuhec missed her first chance at a medal at the World Championship super-G, en event where every mistake was decisive. Despite finishing just 0.26 seconds behind the winner, she took eighth place. (front page, 22, 23)

Recognition of Venezuelan interim president
"To recognize or not to recognize?": The question whether to recognize Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela has divided Slovenian politics along the customary ideological lines. (front page, 2, 3)

"Detective caught in wiretaps": A senior Ljubljana detective has been apprehended on suspicion that he has been dealing drugs. (front page, 20)

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