20. 1. 2015Slovenia's social partners reached agreement on an umbrella social pact setting the course of industrial relations for 2015 and 2016. The document aims to provide stability and social peace.Initialled by the social partners today, the document now needs to be endorsed by the government and relevant bodies of trade unions and employers. The signing is planned for 2 February. Addressing reporters after the final round of talks, Labour Minister Anja Kopač Mrak said reaching a deal had not been easy, taking 16 rounds of several hours of talks. Noting that Slovenia had been without a social pact since 2009, she said essence of the deal was... More »
15. 10. 2014Marriage Equality Bill Proposed aims to give same-sex partners the same rights as heterosexual couples.Under the bill discrimination of same-sex couples, including those living out of wedlock, will be abolished. Such partners will enjoy the same rights with regard to inheritance, health insurance, visitation rights and survivor rights. The legislation addresses shortcomings in the existing legislation, which put in place a bureaucratic registration procedure and did not grant same-sex couples the right to be married in an official ceremony. The old law dealt with inheritance, but it was narrow and same-sex partners were unable to get i... More »
19. 9. 2014The newly appointed Slovenian Government has already held a constitutive session. The cabinet of Prime Minister Miro Cerar has 16 members.Anja Kopač Mrak, minister of labour, family, social affairs and equal opportunities, has already held the same ministerial post in the Alenka Bratušek government, after having served three years as state secretary under Labour Minister Ivan Svetlik in the Borut Pahor government. In this period, she and her colleagues successfully managed numerous projects in the field of the legal security of workers, social security and employment. More »
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