What the Papers Say: Tuesday, 19 March 2019

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Tuesday, 19 March 2019, as summarised by the STA:


"Kek and Oblak together for Slovenia's rise": The Slovenian national football team are travelling today to Israel, where they will play their first qualifying match for UEFA Euro 2020 on Thursday. (front page, 19)

European Parliament
"Šarec does not want to go to Strasbourg": Prime Minister Marjan Šarec has decided not to address MEPs at a plenary session of the European Parliament next week, as Slovenia wants to participate in the possible continuation of the series of debates on the future of the EU after the May elections. (front page, 2)

Labour market
"Growth of employment slowing down": As the economy is slowly cooling down, the demand for new employees is also to slow down, according to projections by the Employers' Association of Slovenia. (front page, 3)

Shooting attack in Netherlands
"Netherlands no (longer) exception": The Netherlands is shocked by yesterday's shooting attack in Utrecht, in which three persons were killed and five wounded. Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis (37) has been labelled as the suspect. (front page, 4)


Protests in Serbia
"Vučić following footsteps of the notorious vožd": The Serbian authorities have not released the 18 persons apprehended and charged after they broke into the headquarters of the national broadcaster, as demanded by the protesters against President Aleksandar Vučić. (front page, 6, 14)

"E-textbooks competing with Facebook, Instagram and YouTube": Experts believe that the introduction of e-content in schools should be well thought-through, as not all children have equal opportunities for e-learning, and some of them do not even have computers at home. (front page, 2)


Bank ownership
"Who is marching in Slovenian banks?": It sounds unbelievable, but it is Slovenian banks where the biggest changes in ownership are taking place in recent months, the paper says ahead of Wednesday's deadline for binding bids for Abanka, the country's third largest bank. (front page, 2-3)

"Companies as flat-raters: what are pluses and minuses": The rules for companies who want to pay a flat tax are similar as for sole proprietors, but profit is taxed higher if the owner wants to pay it out. (front page, 4-5)


Maribor airport
"It has everything but passengers": Večer journalists have spent a day at the Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport on a day without charter flights. The refurbished airport with the annual capacity of 600,000 passengers has everything but passengers. (front page, 10-11)

"Dreams can come true with Oblak": head coach Matjaž Kek is taking the Slovenian national football team to Israel, where they will play their first qualifying match for UEFA Euro 2020 on Thursday. (front page, 23)

Banking crime
"Bankers must pay": The Maribor Higher Court has ruled that the former management of the defunct Probanka bank needs to pay EUR 1.5m in compensation to the bad bank in 15 days over a dodgy loan. (front page, 6)

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