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Ljubljana – The newspaper Delo looks at the Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) in Tuesday’s front-page commentary, saying it is going “down the road of no return” and that “its one-way ticket will not take it to parliament” in the next election. There is actually no rational reason to justify the existence of single-issue parties, the paper says.
Ljubljana – The newspaper Delo says in Monday’s front-page commentary that whatever the next government will be, it should normalise public finance without hindering economic growth. The current government is meanwhile showing a dismissive attitude towards the Fiscal Council and taxpayers by failing to heed the former’s warnings about future budgets.
Ljubljana – The newspaper Delo notes on Saturday that there is a long history of scandals involving arms deals in Slovenia. Commenting on a government-to-government purchase of a transport aircraft from Italy, the paper says that the Defence Ministry has checked whether the deal could be carried out without an anti-corruption clause in the contract.
Ljubljana – A significant drop in trust in police requires a reflection, cautions the newspaper Delo in Monday’s front-page commentary.
Pollster Valicon has been determining public trust in institutions and professions since 2012 and confidence in the police force hit a record low in the October survey.
Ljubljana – Total revenue from advertising in leading media in Slovenia dropped by a good 10% to EUR 250 million in 2020 compared to the pre-Covid year 2019. The biggest drop was recorded in outdoor advertising and the smallest in print media, according to an annual report compiled by the magazine Marketing Magazin.
Ljubljana – A poll by Delo has found a plurality of voters in favour of a snap election, but a large share believe the government should serve our the rest of its term.
A total of 47% favour a snap election and almost 42% believe the current term should end on schedule, with under 4% saying a new coalition should be formed in the current sitting of the National Assembly.