All News on Social Issues in Slovenia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.