What the Papers Say: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 20 March 2019, as summarised by the STA:


Private sector pay
"Ten problems with wages, and their solutions": The Chamber of Commerce (GZS) has proposed a pay increase pact while six trade union confederations are pushing for a new social pact. The pay talks will be conducted against the backdrop of cooling economic growth. (front page, 3)

PM's EU parliament snub
"Šarec's 'no' a reflection of poor coordination": The prime minister has triggered a wave of criticism after declining to address the European Parliament. If and when he concedes to deliver the address eventually, his words will be more closely scrutinised. (front page, 2)

Talks on exclusion of Fidesz
"Expulsion of Fidesz or freeze for Orban in EPP?": The European People's Party (EPP) will decide today whether to expel Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz or at least temporarily suspend its membership. (front page, 4)

"Roglič king of two seas after game of hundredths": Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič has won the Tirreno-Adriatico race after one of the most dramatic duels in cycling history. In the end, he finished just 0.31 seconds ahead of the Brit Adam Yates. (front page, 19)


Private sector pay talks
"Lowest pay 940 euro gross plus bonuses": Trade unions are proposing a new collective agreement for the private sector stipulating that the lowest pay rise to the level of minimum pay, with the top pay bracket starting at 2,921 euro gross. (front page, 2)

Milko Novič trial
"With bicycle from the couch to the Janko Jamnik murder scene": The Ljubljana District Court yesterday staged a mock reconstruction of the path believed to have been taken by murder suspect Milko Novič from his home to the place where Janko Jamnik was murdered. The defence claims the test showed Novič could not have made it to the crime scene as fast as the prosecution claims. (front page, 12)


Older employees
"How to leverage the potential of older employees": Petrol, Mercator and Domel are examples of companies that know how to exploit the potential of older employees and may serve as role models. With new pension legislation, companies have the opportunity to create work environments more suited to older workers. (front page, 14, 15)

Public sector pay
"Result of union negotiations: average gross wage of state employees over two thousand": As a result of last year's negotiations with trade unions, public sector wages were up 6.3% year-on-year in January, with the average public sector pay, at over 2,000 euro gross, 28% higher than in the private sector. (front page, 2, 3)

Property development
"Outlines of Rop-Zemljarič-Rekar property project emerging": Former prime minister Tone Rop, and Janez Zemljarič, who used to be boss of Communist secret police UDBA, have joined forces to kick-start a huge property development in Ljubljana called Korotansko Naselje that had been conceived in 2008 but then abandoned during the crisis. (front page, 16)


Picking of wild plants
"Dandelion and common sense": Everyone used to be able to pick dandelion and wild garlic to sell on the produce markets. Now, sellers face thousands of euros in fines unless they take care of a mountain of paperwork first. (front page, 9)

Šarec's Strasbourg speech
"Šarec would do it after the election": Prime Minister Marjan Šarec is facing a barrage of criticism for turning down an offer to address the European Parliament. A former MEP has described the decision as "scandalous". (front page, 2, 3)

Work conditions in public healthcare
"Doctors threaten to quit": Sixteen general practitioners at the Celje Community Health Centre have threatened to quit their jobs on 1 May due to new rules mandating that they have to accept more patients. (front page, 12)

Milko Novič trial
"Thirteen minutes to the murder scene": The Ljubljana District Court yesterday staged a reconstruction of the path believed to have been taken by murder suspect Milko Novič from his home to the place where Janko Jamnik was murdered. (front page, 20, 21)

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