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Like all Slovenia's daily newspapers Večer has been losing readers steadily since 2004. Most of its readers are in the northeast of Slovenia because Večer focuses on events in that region. After several failed attempts to sell the paper, the Dober večer company, founded in February 2014, acquired a 79 percent stake in the same year. According to the Slovenian journalist association the final phase of the sale lacked transparency.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Liberal
Circulation: 32,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday
Visits per month: 1.000.000 - 5.000.000
Online payment model: Some content subject to a charge

Location: Maribor, Slovenia
Publisher: Časopisno-založniško podjetje Večer
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1945

Ulica slovenske osamosvojitve 2, 2504 Maribor
Phone: 00386 2 235 35 00
Twitter: @vecer

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5 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

1.  Večer - Slovenia | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Slovenia hurt by ECHR ruling

As successor states of Yugoslavia, Slovenia and Serbia must pay back savings to depositors to the tune of 270 million euros, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Wednesday in a case brought by three Bosnians. Not good news for Slovenia, the conservative daily Večer writes: "In the 20-year dispute over frozen foreign currency savings deposits, Slovenia tried to convince several international institutions that the states that emerged from the break-up of Yugoslavia should assume the responsibility for the savings deposits. But these efforts have failed. The ruling will spur on all those who see Slovenia as responsible for the fate of thousands of large and small savers. Now the country has a year to think about how to also end the torturous negotiations [on Yugoslavia's bankruptcy assets]."

2.  Večer - Slovenia | Wednesday, October 24, 2012

EU must stop wasting money

The EU Parliament on Tuesday spoke out against the demands by several governments for cuts in its budget. The conflict over the EU budget could be avoided altogether if the EU stopped tossing money out the window, the conservative daily Večer comments: "The demands for cutbacks and more effective use of EU funds can only be taken seriously if the functionaries and politicians of the EU finally begin to put together a list of wasteful projects and sanction it. ... They must put together rules that prevent EU money from being wasted. The regional airports in Spain that are now just ghost towns and were only built so that Spain could use its funding from Brussels in time certainly count among the most blatant examples of wasted money. … Not to mention the salaries of the numerous European functionaries and high-ranking officials who earn more in a month than the average citizen does in a year."

3.  Večer - Slovenia | Monday, July 23, 2012

Mass murderer is product of a radicalised society

Sunday marked the one year anniversary of Anders Behring Breivik's killing spree which left 77 dead in Norway. The conservative daily Večer marked the occasion with an article linking mass murderers like Breivik to the society around them: "It would be extremely dangerous to give precedence to the psychiatric-psychological dimension and disconnect mass murderers from the radicalized social environment. An environment which is increasingly driven by fear, which is propagated by crisis managers in politics and elsewhere. It is the explosive cocktail of financial-economic crashes and political fanaticism that reopens the cesspit of nationalism and breeds Breivik and his kind. Breivik did not attack the workers' party of modern Norway [at whose summer camp on the island of Utøya he killed 69 people]. His was an attack on 21st century Europe. Through him Europe looks its most blood-thirsty, xenophobic legacy in the eye."

4.  Večer - Slovenia | Thursday, May 19, 2011

Avoid Greek sell-off

Full privatisation of state assets will only aggravate Greece's problems rather than reducing its debts, writes the daily Večer: "Today Greece is in a much worse situation than a year ago. Back then the heads of the Euro countries had agreed on a 110 billion bailout package to help the country back on its feet. This raises the question of whether complete privatisation of state assets wouldn't just plunge the country into an even deeper crisis. Because after selling off its assets Greece would not just be left emaciated and anaemic, it would be naked, as it were. Everything that has any value would be in the hands of those with capital, and capital is what brought the country to its knees. But the European politicians and functionaries who see themselves as the custodians of the euro are not considering these repercussions yet.

5.  Večer - Slovenia | Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Matevž Tomšič on the need to confront the past

Sociologist Matevž Tomšič writes in the daily Večer that states need to confront the dark chapters in their past to be able to develop positively in the present: "This helps to overcome historical traumas that complicate human relations. It removes barriers that paralyse society and prevent them from realising their full potential. Those peoples who are able to confront the dark side of their past … are also able to change themselves and overcome the negative patterns of the past. In other words: the ballast of the past weighs heavier and heavier on those who are not able to do so. We find examples of both among our European neighbours. Let's look at how the fascist Nazi legacy has been dealt with: On the one hand we have Germany, which has carried out a thorough de-Nazification. … On the other we have Austria and Italy. In these countries there has been no systematic confrontation with the same episode in their past. That's why there are still attempts there to excuse and relativise the seriousness of the National Socialist and fascist crimes."

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