“Dnevnik and the Večer Group submitted an application last week for the consent of the Ministry of Culture to combine two editions, namely the daily Večer and the daily Dnevnik, as reported onVečer and Dnevnik’s website.

They noted today that the companies also submitted an application for notification of the concentration to the Competition Protection Agency.

‘The situation on the market clearly shows the urge to combine both daily newspapers, as both the number of daily newspapers buyers and the volume of advertising are decreasing, which is why the editions are becoming increasingly difficult independently, leaving them not only at risk of providing independent journalistic work, but also their survival The companies are therefore convinced that only with the aforementioned plan of combining these two editions and joint further development, the existence of both daily newspapers can be guaranteed,’ they wrote.” (translated from Sio1)