What the Papers Say: Monday, February 11, 2019

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, February 11, 2019, as summarised by the STA:


Alpine World Ski Championships
"Downhill explosion for a second golden snowflake": Ilka Štuhec becomes the fifth woman alpine skier to defend the title of downhill world champion. (front page, page 13)

German economy
"Troubles of German economy": After Germany's exports reached a record level for the fifth year running last year, the pace of growth has slowed down along with economic growth. (front page, page 3)

Party ratings
"Šarec and the LMŠ take the lead": Prime Minister Marjan Šarec's popularity ratings keep growing as does voter approval rating for his LMŠ party. (front page, page 2)


Alpine World Ski Championships
"Repeat - Ilka Štuhec's biggest success": "I might cry a little still," Ilka Štuhec said as it became clear that she won her second straight title of world champion in downhill, the queen discipline of alpine skiing. (front page, page 15, commentary 14)

Minimum wage
"Some won't feel wage increase at all": The effect of the higher minimum wage will be much smaller than desired because social benefits will decrease as much as the wage increases and those who receive the minimum wage will no longer be eligible for the highest income tax credit. (front page, page 2)


Economic trends
"Bad omens for Slovenian exports": Slovenia's exports rose by 9.2% and imports were up by 11% to the highest ever levels last year. However, the outlook for exports is deteriorating. (front page, pages 2, 3)

Intereuropa takeover
"Pošta Slovenije submits bid for Intereuropa. Who else?": The national postal company has submitted a binding bid for the acquisition of a 72% stake in the logistics company Intereuropa. Bids have also been submitted by Turkey's Netlog Logistics and British Xpediator. (front page, pages 4, 5)

"Janković's father in-law's company in receivership": Due to a high tax debt, the Ljubljana District Court has launched receivership at Kapuciner, the company owned by Mohamed Gawish, the father-in-law of Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković. (front page, page 4)


Alpine World Ski Championships
"Bravo, champion": Ilka Štuhec was crowned downhill world champion for a second time. "I may have never before stood so upright, so determined at the start," she said. (front page, pages 2, 16, 17)

Magna Steyr investment
"Decisive days for Magna": It is still not clear whether the EUR 160m paint shop built by the automotive group Magna Steyr near Maribor will start production this week as planned. (front page, page 3)

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