Ombudsman proposes free testing for people who need healthcare

Ljubljana – The Human Rights Ombudsman had proposed that the government enable rapid antigen testing for coronavirus for all users of healthcare services, who are currently obliged to meet the recovered-vaccinated-tested (PCT) rule. This would protect the system from new infections and prevent irreparable deterioration of health of individuals, it believes.

Delegation of European Parliament is Visiting Bulgaria

A delegation of the European Parliament is on a two-day visit to Bulgaria.

This is the first visit of members of the Civil Liberties Commission in the country.

They will meet with various civil society organizations, as well as senior government and government officials, including the president, ombudsman and chief prosecutor.

Equality ombudsman: Unvaccinated soldiers are not discriminated against

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s equal opportunities ombudsman has established that there has been no indirect discrimination against unvaccinated members of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) after he was prompted to look into the situation by a soldiers’ trade union. He did however issue a warning.

Equality ombudsman says PCT does not discriminate unvaccinated

Ljubljana – The requirement for people to meet the recovered-vaccinated-tested (PCT) rule to access services, goods or venues is not discriminatory against the unvaccinated who could get vaccinated but have not, Slovenia’s equal opportunities ombudsman has established as he examined a petition from a hospitality trade union.

Ombudsman raises plea of unconstitutionality against law instating public health measures in situations of epidemiological risk

The Ombudsman raised a plea of unconstitutionality against certain provisions of the law instating public health measures in situations of epidemiological risk. "The phrase 'within 5 days from the date of the publication of the administrative act' included in Article 15 paragraph 4 of Law No.

Barna, on special pensions: In the context of coalition's clear position, viewpoint of person proposed as Ombudsman is secondary

Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna, co-chair of Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS), said on Wednesday that a proposal to abolish or cap special pensions would be put forward in the autumn and that in the context of a clear coalition decision, the individual viewpoint of the person proposed as the Ombudsman is a secondary one.

Speaker Orban: Renate Weber has truly been 'devil's advocate', her revocation, expected outcome

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban considers that the revocation of Renate Weber from the position of Ombudsman was "an expected outcome", that he supported primarily because she "endangered" the life and the health of Romanians. "Renate Weber was not the Romanian Ombudsman, but the PSD [Social Democratic Party]'s lawyer and the lawyer of PSD interests'.

Orban: By the end of current parliamentary session we will appoint a new ombudsman

Removing Renate Weber from the position of ombudsman was made in accordance with constitutional procedures, and a new person will be appointed to the office by the end of the current parliamentary session, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday.