Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 17 July 2022

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This summary is provided by the STA:

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. This comes after the Constitutional Court announced last week that a law under which only heterosexual partners can marry and same-sex couples cannot adopt children was a violation of the constitutional ban on discrimination.

Hikers injured by lightning brought safely from the mountains

KRANJ/MOJSTRANA - Hikers who were injured by lightning during a storm in the area of Mt Triglav in the Julian Alps on Friday and spent the night at a hut on Mt Kredarica under the supervision of a doctor and mountain rescuers have been safely transported from the mountain, the Kranj police said. Among them were two foreigners. Two of the 18 hikers sustained serious injuries and had been transported to the valley on Friday evening.

Former Ambassador Peter Toš dies

LJUBLJANA - Former Ambassador Peter Toš has died aged 83, the STA learned from the diplomat's family. Toš started his career as Yugoslavian ambassador to Tanzania and was the head of the club of former Slovenian ambassadors in recent years. He was born in 1939 in Celje and started his career as diplomat as Yugoslavian ambassador to Tanzania. After the break-up of Yugoslavia, he returned to Slovenia to chair a mixed Slovenian-Croatian commission for tackling the border issues. He served as Slovenian ambassador in Cairo and Tel Aviv. President Borut Pahor expressed condolences to Toš's family.

Slovenia's positive net migration lowest since 2017

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia recorded what is the lowest positive net migration since 2017 last year as 2,480 people more moved in than out. Compared to 2020, the number of people who moved in was down by more than a third while the number of people who moved out was up by almost 20%, the Statistics Office said.

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