What the Papers Say: Thursday, February 14, 2019

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


Karavanke tunnel
"Nobody is waiting for the Slovenians deep underground": The Austrian side is progressing faster than it expected with the construction of the second Karavanke tunnel tube, but the Austrians are worried about the standstill on the Slovenian side. (front page, page 5)

Rail track model scandal
"Scale model scandal gets traction": Following the police investigation, speculation is growing about a possible role of Environment Minister Jure Leben in the scandal around the overpaid scale model for the new rail track from Divača to Koper. (front page, page 3)

EU elections
"Šarec out to conquer it all": The LMŠ party of PM Marjan Šarec dumps the fellow ALDE-affiliated Modern Centre Party (SMC) and Alenka Bratušek Party (SAB) and decides to stand in the EU elections alone. (front page, page 3)


Secondary schools enrolment
"Open doors tomorrow at secondary schools for future students": An info day will be organised at secondary schools around the country for children who are finishing primary school this year. (front page, page 9)

Magna investment
"Rovo withdraws from administrative dispute, Počivakšek agrees to amend lex Magna": Wednesday seems to have brought a breakthrough as regards the launch of the Magna paint shop in Hoče, as the environmental initiative Rovo came to an agreement with Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek and Environment Minister Jure Leben. (front page, page 9)

EU election
"Šarec wants to also change Europe": The LMŠ party of PM Marjan Šarec has announced an independent bid in the May elections to the European Parliament. (front page, page 3)


Real estate in Bled
"Chinese increasingly buying houses around lake Bled": The prices of real estate in the town of Bled are skyrocketing, also because of Chinese buyers, who seem to be buying for themselves. (front page, pages 4, 5)

Office real estate in Ljubljana
"Modern offices dearer and dearer, old ones remaining empty": A strong lack of modern office space has emerged in Ljubljana, while new construction is not expected as investors expect a crisis. (front page, pages 2, 3)

Coastal hotels
"Unofficially: Počivalšek and Dragonja out to prevent sale of the six Istrabenz Turizem hotels": The government will allegedly discuss a proposal today for BAMC, the bad bank, to seize shares of the Istrabenz Turizem holding, which is in the process of selling its six hotels on the coast. (front page, pages 10, 11)


Timber auction
"Timber is our oil": The annual timber auction in Koroško serves up yet another series of records. (front page, page 13)

Magna investment
"Compromise for Magna": A proposal to amend the special act governing the Magna paint shop investment is to be processed by government as soon as today and the Rovo environmental NGO is cancelling its appeal. (front page, page 6)

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