Bill foresees joint custody of children

A bill reforming family law for the first time in about 40 years will be introduced in Parliament in the coming days, introducing joint custody of children.

The new legislation stipulates that the child can spend one-third of the time with the parent they don't live with, instead of just the occasional weekend or holiday provided for currently.

Croatia Abandons Move to Define 'Family' After Protests

Croatia's centre-right government on Thursday caved in to protests and withdrew a draft proposal for a new law defining the family that had infuriated activists.

Civil society groups welcomed the backdown - but said they were far from reassured and demanded to know who had been responsible for the wording.

Justice in Turkey tested by sons-in-law

A psychological warfare that components of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) have recently started is a new perception operation. They started publicizing the full name of pilot Major O.K., who played a huge role in the prevention of the coup attempt on July 15, 2016 by informing the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) that Undersecretary Hakan Fidan would be kidnapped. 

Archbishop Ieronymos: You can’t cremate and be Orthodox too!

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos said on Sunday that it was every person’s right to choose to have his or her body cremated, but this decision would be contrary to the beliefs of the Orthodox Church and therefore crematoriums could not operate within Greek Church cemeteries.

Pseudo-mufti wants … referendum to prove number of … ‘Turks’ in Thrace

A pseudo mufti in the northeast province of Thrace wants a … referendum. And not just any referendum, but one to show people and other countries, as he maintained, “who and how many Turks there are in western Thrace.”

The statement belongs to one Ahmet Mete, who used the “referendum” idea to prove, as he claimed, that “150,000 Turks” live in the northeast Greek province.

Parental abduction: EU helps kids torn between two countries

When one parent unlawfully takes her or his child abroad, the other is left with a difficult judicial battle. To ensure the prompt return of abducted children, more than 90 states, including all EU countries, are signed up to the 1980 Hague Convention, which offers a common legal framework.

Gov't adopts amendments to law on public notaries

BELGRADE - The Serbian government Saturday adopted amendments to the Law on Notary Public and an accompanying set of laws that lawyers had demanded changes be made to them.

The government adopted the proposals for amendments to the following set of laws - the Law on Transfer of Immovable Property, the Law on Extra-Judicial Proceedings, the Family Law and the Law on Inheritance.