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
3. 11. 2015The Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Anja Kopač Mrak, presented a public work programme entitled "Assistance in the Management of Migration Flows", which was prepared by the Ministry in collaboration with the Employment Service and the Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief.Priority for participation in the programme will be given to the long-term unemployed, persons older than 50 and volunteers who are already volunteering at reception and accommodation centres and are registered as long-term unemployed with the Employment Service. The first unemployed will be referre... More »
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