12. 5. 2016At today’s session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the 2016–2020 Youth Guarantee Implementation Plan. The Government thus followed the appeal of the European Commission to Member States to ensure that, within four months after leaving formal education programmes or becoming unemployed, young people under 25 should have a good-quality employment offer or possibility of either further education or an apprenticeship or a traineeship.One of the distinct features of this programme in Slovenia is that it expands the target group. Since young people in Slovenia enter the ... More »
21. 4. 2016The National Assembly passed on Thursday a bill that provides formal equality to gay couples, except for marriage, adoptions or in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).Endorsed in a 54:15 vote, the the same-sex partnership act extends the legal consequences stemming from marriage to gay couples except for adoptions and IVF. The latter two proved as the most controversial points in the legislation enacting full marriage equality, which was rejected in a referendum on 20 December 2015. The latest bill was filed to parliament a day after the referendum by MP Jani Möderndorfer. Unlike the referendum-defeated changes to the marriage and family relations ... More »
1. 2. 2016The Ministry of Labour, the Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities has sent into public debate changes to the act on prevention of domestic violence, which among other things expand the definition of domestic violence and gives additional powers to the police and courts.The changes also expand the number of persons who are regarded as family members and exempts victims of domestic violence from paying court fees.The definition of domestic violence is expanded so that mere threat with physical or sexual violence is regarded as violence. The definition of physical violence would include forcing someone to work or limiting ... More »Tina Velikonja: Vstani zase
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