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Turkish Journalists Demand New State Advertising Law After Court Ruling

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"The Constitutional Court ruled that the sentences given by the Press Advertising Agency to newspapers violated the freedom of the press. We call on the Advertising Agency to act on this ruling and for parliament to change the law that leads to arbitrariness," the Journalists' Union of Turkey, TGS, said on Friday.

Parts of anti-money laundering act in for constitutional review

Ljubljana – The information commissioner has asked for constitutional review of part of the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing act that is based on two inspection proceedings and related to processing of personal information by the Office for Money Laundering Prevention.

Mladina deems presidential function important, Pahor bad president

Ljubljana – Commenting on the role of president of the republic in Slovenia as the presidential race in the country is accelerating, Mladina says the constitution and social commitment are the only thing that kept outgoing President Borut Pahor from causing havoc and damage with his politically biased choices during his mandates.

Bulgarian Energy Regulator: The Price of Heat remains the Same for Now, It might Change from January 1

"For now, the price of thermal energy set on July 1 remains unchanged, but if there is a dramatic change in the price of components and natural gas, it is possible to get it updated on January 1 next year."

Govt adopts legislative changes on same-sex marriage, adoptions

Ljubljana – The government adopted on Friday legislative changes to remedy the regulation prohibiting homosexual couples from getting married or adopting children. The changes to the family code will be fast tracked through parliament, the Government Communication Office said.

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.

MPs meet over healthcare, TV Slovenija bills, repeal of laws

Ljubljana – The National Assembly is meeting on Thursday to pass several high-profile pieces of legislation, including an emergency bill to tackle long wait times in healthcare, a new bill on the public broadcaster and a bill sponsored by an NGO and backed by nearly 15,000 voters that would repeal changes made by the previous government to 11 laws.

NSi determined to oppose gay adoptions

Ljubljana – The opposition New Slovenia will use all legal means available to oppose the Constitutional Court’s recent decision to allow gay couples to get married and adopt children and its ramifications, including any changes to the family code that will be based in this ruling, the party’s deputy group leader Janez Cigler Kralj said on Wednesday.