All News on Social Issues in Slovenia

Bulgaria is Third in the EU in share of Children at Risk of Poverty

In 2021, in the European Union, residents under the age of 18 who were at risk of poverty or social exclusion represented 24.4 percent of all in this age group. At the same time, this share among the adult population of the Union was 21.1 percent, according to the latest data of the European statistical agency Eurostat.

Pilot project involves local community, NGOs in integration of refugees

 A pilot project carried out as part of the EU-funded project Embracin has involved the local community and non-governmental organisations in the integration of refugees. The results show migrants in Slovenia have poor prospects for integration.

Number of illegal migrants more than doubles to 15,500 in Jan-Sept

Slovenian police intercepted a total of 15,590 illegal migrants in the January-September period, a rise of 115% from the same nine-month period last year. Police statistics show that Afghanistan citizens accounted for the largest single group of illegal migrants – 2,691 of the total.

Wage statistics for 2021 show gender gap still wide

Ljubljana – The average gross monthly pay in Slovenia was at EUR 2,138 in 2021, or 10.1% more than in 2020, according to provisional data of the Statistics Office. On average, men earned EUR 2,165 gross a month and women made EUR 2,107 gross. Nearly 65% of the working population earned less than the average gross pay. The median salary was at EUR 1,763.

Kings of the Street wins award for best street newspaper front page

Milan/Ljubljana – The Slovenian street magazine Kings of the Street has received an award for the best street newspaper front page by the International Network of Street Papers. The people’s choice award, presented in Milan, Italy, on Friday, recognised a cover made by visual artist Samira Kentrić, the organisation said.

Slovenian LGBT NGOs critical of Serbia’s ban on EuroPride

Ljubljana – LGBT organisations in Slovenia expressed their disappointment and concerns over Serbia’s recent decision to ban the EuroPride march that was supposed to take place in Belgrade this year. This shows the negligence by the current Serbian government in its treatment of social minorities, they said.

Flu vaccine free of charge also this year

Ljubljana – Vaccination against the flu will be free of charge for all Slovenian residents with health insurance this season after it was already free the last two seasons to better fight the coronavirus epidemic.

Bulgarians Leave the Family Home at the Oldest Age - Top 5 in EU

Bulgaria is one of the countries in the EU where young people leave the family nest at the oldest age (30.3 years). This is indicated by current Eurostat data. Bulgaria also has one of the biggest differences between the sexes after Romania (a difference of 3.5 years), with men leaving their parents at 32.0 years and women at 28.5 years.

Pensioners calling for permanent and higher annual allowance

Ljubljana – The Pensioners’ Trade Union has proposed the introduction of permanent and uniform annual allowance for pensioners to replace the current bonus set each year as part of a separate budget law. The union is proposing EUR 625 for all pensioners in 2023, significantly more than so far. The Labour Ministry has rejected the proposal.

Slovenia absolutely supports Croatia’s Schengen entry, minister says

Obrežje – Interior Minister Tatjana Bobnar stressed as she met her Croatian counterpart Davor Božinović in Obrežje, east, on Monday that Slovenia absolutely supports Croatia’s entry into the Schengen zone. Božinović said this is in both countries’s interest, which Bobnar confirmed.

Two Italian senators visit Italian community in Slovenia

Koper – Italian senators Debora Serracchiani and Tatjana Rojc, both members of the Democratic Party (PD), met representatives of the Italian community in Slovenia on Monday. The minority’s representatives said they would like Italy to support their efforts for their constitutional rights. The officials agreed minorities should have MP seats guaranteed.

Religious communities raise concern over gay marriage, adoptions

Ljubljana – The Council of Christian Churches and the Islamic Community in Slovenia have addressed a joint statement to the government and both houses of parliament to raise “concern over the changing of fundamental concepts of our society” after the Constitutional Court legalised same-sex marriages and adoptions.

Archbishop urges people to contribute to coexistence, peace

Brezje – Ljubljana Archbishop Stanislav Zore urged people to live by the word of God and contribute to coexistence, cooperation and peace as he delivered a sermon at the Basilica of St. Mary Help of Christians to mark the Feast of the Assumption.

Coronavirus case count at 1,450 on Thursday

Ljubljana – A total of 1,450 coronavirus cases were logged in Slovenia on Thursday, down 2% from a week ago, as hospitalisations remained stable with 97 patients in hospital due to coronavirus as their main condition and another 14 in intensive care, the latest official statistics show.

Catholic Church regrets legalisation of gay marriage, adoptions

Ljubljana – The Bishops’ Conference has said it accepts the Constitutional Court’s legalisation of gay marriage and adoptions with regret. The objective is to reject human nature and build a new social order in which every person will be able to shape themselves as they wish and without regard for their natural characteristics.