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 »
5. 2. 2015Three months after the launch of talks, the government, trade unions and employers signed a social pact for 2015-2016, a document aimed at securing stability and social peace.Only the fifth such document so far and coming after the previous one expired in 2009, the social pact foresees 140 measures in key areas, except on the minimum wage, an issue that will be tackled separately. The government committed not to increase the tax burden on business expect in the case of force majeure. While a real estate tax is to be introduced, the taxation on labour is to be cut. The document also provides guidelines for health reform and envisages a blueprint of change... More »
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