20. 7. 2015Just days after parliament enacted legislation on debt forgiveness for the poorest, representatives of the state, municipalities, public utilities and banks signed an agreement Monday pledging to cooperate in the debt relief effort.Prime Minister Miro Cerar and Anja Kopač Mrak, the minister of labour, family, social affairs and equal ppportunities, said this was but the first step in helping the poor get rid of debt. The state as well as many companies are already writing off debt, but thelaw and the agreement will streamline the process, minister Kopač Mrak said. The legislation does not tackle all problems, but Slovenia the government... More »
13. 3. 2015One of the significant ways to strengthen gender equality policy is to encourage men to join and support efforts for greater gender equality.The labour minister, Anja Kopač Mrak, urged other members of the cabinet to join the #HeForShe global campaign and thereby support and express their solidarity with the effort to achieve gender equality and the idea of the urgent need for an alliance between men and women. “I welcome the support of colleagues who promote a stronger gender equality policy by joining the #HeForShe campaign.” The issue of promoting and strengthening gender equality was also discussed i... More »
3. 3. 2015With 51 votes in favour, the National Assembly passed the amendments to the Marriage and Family Relations Act, which grant equal status to same-sex and heterosexual unions in Slovenia.The amendments provide a new legal regulation of the position of same-sex unions constituted by marriage and consequently ensure the same legal, financial and social consequences arising from the marriage or cohabitation of two people of different gender. In accordance with the extended definition of marriage as a union of two people not necessarily of different gender, the amendments also include an equivalent definition of cohabitation. More »
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