What the Papers Say: Monday, 18 March 2019

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 18 March 2019, as summarised by the STA:


Protests in Serbia
"Serbia at crossroads: elections or chaos?": Protesters in Serbia demand that President Alenksandar Vučić resign over his autocrat rule and the overall economic situation in Serbia. Opposition representatives and masked men with a chainsaw broke into the headquarters of the national broadcaster, forcing the police to intervene. (front page, page 6)

Ski Jumping World Cup
"Flying Domen Prevc - a beautiful invitation for Planica": Slovenia's Domen Prevc won Sunday's ski flying World Cup event in Norway's Vikersund, taking care for a nice overture for the World Cup season finale in Slovenia's Planica between Thursday and Sunday. (front page, page 6)

Youth policies
"Rocky path to the world of adults": A number of Slovenian municipalities have been successful in their policies to secure housing for young couples and families, while in a majority of municipalities youth policy measures remain only written on paper. (front page, page 6)


Vox Populi poll
"Support for Šarec's government drops significantly": The popularity of the government, the largest coalition party Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) and Prime Minister Marjan Šarec has dropped in the latest Vox Populi poll. (front page, page 2-3)

Real estate market
"GURS values building land plots in Ljubljana at a few thousand": Some of the appraised values of building land plots in the records of the national Surveying and Mapping Authority (GURS) are up to hundred times lower than their actual market prices. (front page, page 2-3)

Alpine Ski World Cup
"Žan Kranjec shines once more at the end of season": Slovenia's Žan Kranjec had a nice finish to the Alpine Ski World Cup season with a third place in the last giant slalom race in Soldeu, Andorra. (front page, page 6)


Coalition-Left agreement
"What does agreement with the Left bring?": The text of the agreement between the minority coalition and the opposition Left has been agreed on, with the paper analysing what it brings in terms of the labour market, taxes, real estate and healthcare. (front page, page 2-4)

"How does the Supreme Court increase trust in judiciary? With EUR 350,000 for two websites and projects": Not only the government, but the Supreme Court too is wasting taxpayers' money with websites and projects it needs just like a "fish needs a bicycle". (front page, page 6-8)

Real estate deals
"Tone Rop, Marjan Rekar and Janez Zemljarič together into real estate": Former Prime Minister Tone Rop, the former director of the Slovenian chapter of the Yugoslav secret police Janez Zemljarič and the investment firm Esquilino Investicije have established a real estate company, which will be headed by Marjan Rekar, the former boss of the national railways operator Slovenske Železnice. (front page, page 6-8)

Real estate market
"How much prices of real estate increased last year?": The paper looks in what part of Ljubljana the prices of real estate increased the most and where in the capital they were the lowest last year. (front page, page 4)


Ski Jumping World Cup
"Rejuvenated ahead of Planica": Domen Prevc won Sunday's ski flying World Cup event in Norway's Vikersund to add to the Slovenian team's win on Saturday. This is a nice nice overture for the World Cup season finale in Slovenia's Planica over the weekend. (front page, page 6)

Protests in Serbia
"Vučić under tremendous pressure": Mass protesters were held in Serbia over the weekend, with the protesters surrounding the Presidential Palace on Sunday, preventing President Alenksandar Vučić from leaving the building (front page, page 4)

"Police are 1,500 people short": The police are aggressively advertising police schools and the police officer profession as the force is facing a shortage of staff, with some estimates putting it at around 1,500. (front page, page 2-3)

"World record in Pristan": Croatian Vitomir Maričić set a new world record in dynamic apnea without fins at the open national championships at the Pristan swimming centre in Maribor, swimming under water a total of 210.7 metres. (front page, 9)

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