What the Papers Say: Thursday, February 22, 2018

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The news on the front pages today. 

What follows is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 22 February, 2018, as prepared by the STA:

DELO

Russian FM's visit
"Ambitiously looking for common interests": Yesterday's meeting between Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Ljubljana has confirmed progress in the country's relations in several fields. (front page, 3)

Troubles in Slovenian army
"Whose head will roll first": Politics is getting hysterical over an elite unit of the Slovenian Armed Forces failing a NATO test, with the opposition calling Defence Minister Andreja Katič to resign. (front page, 2)

DNEVNIK

Troubles in Slovenian army
"Alan Geder instead of Osterman until election?": Defence Minister Andreja Katič will reportedly propose the government to dismiss Maj-Gen Andrej Osterman, the chief of the general staff, over an elite unit of the Slovenian Armed Forces failing a NATO test. (front page, 3)

IKEA project
"IKEA demolishing buildings, construction of new one up in the air": Machines have started demolishing old buildings at the site of the planned IKEA shop in Ljubljana, but the new building is still up in the air because of the unresolved status of the planned access road. (front page, 9)

FINANCE

E-commerce
"Everybody against Jeff Bezos...": E-commerce companies around the world are looking for answers to the question of how to compete with the US giant Amazon, including by joining forces and cutting costs. (front page, 2-3)

Agrokor crisis
"Ramljak after Ramljak": After Ante Ramljak has resigned as the crisis manager of Agrokor, nothing significant has changed in the basic direction of the restructuring of the Croatian conglomerate. (front page, 4)

Real estate deals
"Unior opening doors to Krvavec for Janez Janša": Businessman Janez Janša, not to be confused with the leader of the opposition Democrats (SDS), is a step closer to acquiring RTC Krvavec, the operator of the namesake ski resort in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. (front page, 8-9)

Railways
"Železnice buying Stadler trains for 170 million euro": The paper reports unofficially that the national railways operator Slovenske Železnice has agreed to purchase 25 passenger trains from the Swiss producer Stadler for EUR 170m. (front page, 8-9)

VEČER

Troubles in Slovenian army
"Looking for a scapegoat": Defence Minister Andreja Katič will reportedly propose dismissal of Maj-Gen Andrej Osterman, the chief of the general staff, over an elite unit of the Slovenian Armed Forces failing a NATO test. The opposition meanwhile wants Katič to resign herself. (front page, 3)

Contracts in Maribor local government
"Kovačič already getting EUR 1,800 net": Andrej Kovačič, the most influential advisor to Maribor Mayor Andrej Fištravec, managed to increase his monthly fee from EUR 800 to EUR 1,800 in five years. (front page, 7-8)

Agrokor crisis
"Mercator getting out of Agrokor's embrace?": As Ante Ramljak has resigned as the crisis manager of the Croatian conglomerate Agrokor, the Slovenian government is looking for a new, stable owner for retailer Mercator. (front page, 5)

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