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The war in Ukraine will not end anytime soon since it seems that a military victory is the only way to end it, says Delo on Friday, adding that what is more, the end of hostility seems to be even more distant as the consequences of the war will be felt for a long time.
One of the top priorities of the next government should be to attract foreign investors, especially those interested in greenfield investments with high value added and development projects, notes the newspaper Delo in Friday's front-page commentary.
Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Friday, 20 May:
Below is a weekly review of events involving Slovenia from 13 to 19 May:
Predominantly sunny skies and high temperatures with some south-westerly winds are expected in Slovenia on Friday. Morning temperatures will range between 7 and 12 degrees Celsius and daytime highs will reach between 24 and 31 degrees.
Young and beekeeping will be in the focus as World Bee Day is celebrated in Slovenia for the fifth year running on Friday after the UN declared it in 2017 on Slovenia's initiative to raise awareness about honey bees and other pollinators for agriculture, food safety and biodiversity.
The left-wing weekly Mladina writes that foreign journalists visiting Slovenia ahead of the general election were right when they asked whether Janez Janša might follow the suit of ex-US President Donald Trump in orchestrating an attack on the Slovenian parliament, refusing to cede power and obstructing the formation of a new government.
The joy at Finland and Sweden's historic decision to renounce military neutrality and file for NATO membership was short-lived as Turkey rushed to block the start of consultations on the two candidacies, the newspaper Dnevnik says on Friday as it looks at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's record of pursuing his own interests.
Below is a schedule of events for Saturday and Sunday, 21 and 22 May:
Below is a schedule of events for Friday, 20 May:
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Below is a roundup of major events on Thursday, 19 May:
The FIDES trade union of doctors and dentists is relatively unhappy with the draft coalition agreement, saying the planned measures will not put an end to the ongoing disintegration of public healthcare. It believes the direction in which Slovenia's healthcare will go will only be clear once the new minister has taken the first steps.
Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak signed an agreement on Thursday on the co-financing of construction of a sewage system in three municipalities in the Savinja river basin. The state will contribute EUR 1.2 million to the EUR 9 million project, while EUR 4.7 million will come from the EU cohesion fund.
Russia demanded on Thursday that Slovenia reduce the number of staff at its embassy in Moscow by four within ten days, a move that comes a month and a half after Slovenia demanded an 80% cut in the number of staff at the Russian Embassy in Ljubljana due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Slovenia said it was negatively surprised by the move.
Several civil society groups dealing with migrants have denounced the candidacy of Tatjana Bobnar for interior minister due to pushbacks that police conducted while she was the police commissioner in 2018-2020.
Zavarovalnica Triglav, Slovenia's largest insurance company, posted a group net profit of EUR 33.2 million for the first quarter of 2022, a year-on-year increase of 25%. Revenue grew by 12% to EUR 443 million despite what the company described Thursday as a challenging situation.
The logistics group Intereuropa generated EUR 47.1 million in sales revenue in the first quarter of the year, which is 19% more than in the same period last year and 13% above plans. Net profit was up 12% to EUR 1.3 million, which is 29% above plans, show the unaudited results published by Intereuropa on Thursday.
President Borut Pahor began his official three-day visit to Poland at the University of Warsaw on Thursday discussing Europe's future with the students, and calling for a new convention on the future of Europe that would gradually lead to a United States of Europe.
Slovenia is no longer wholly dark red on the Covid-19 colour-coded map of Europe of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), as the eastern half of the country was downgraded to red on Thursday. Slovenia had been fully dark red since 23 September 2021.