Only 18.5% of Older Women Employed in Slovenia

With 13.2 percent of the population aged 65 years or more (1997), Slovenia ranks among the older societies in which the percentage of elderly people continues to rise.

While only 30.7% of older people were employed in Slovenia in 2005, the share stood at a mere 18.7% for women, says a document on employment published by the European Commission on Monday. This puts Slovenia below the EU average, which stood at 42.5% (33.7% of older women and 51.8% of older men) of older people employed in the 25 EU member states in 2005.

Slovenian Press Freedom Is Suffering, Journalists Say

According to research by the Peace Institute, an international nonprofit group with offices in Ljubljana, there are three types of press censorship in Slovenia. The first type of censorship is when sentences or whole paragraphs of text are deleted or changed without the consent of the author. Second on the list is when a newspaper refuses to publish articles or opinions after they have been assigned by editors. The third kind is people and topics that are verboten to writers if editors believe writing about them could disturb the government.

Not that long ago Slovenian journalists wrote open letter to people who live in the European Union due to censorship of government, losing jobs because they wrote something against government and so on. There were many public debates about this problem and also debates in European parliament.

Slovenia, Croatia, the EU and Piran Bay

Many if not all countries have some disputes because unsolved problems about their border. Slovenia has such problems with Croatia.

As two former Yugoslav republics, Slovenia and Croatia, press on with a border dispute that has dragged on for over a decade, the international community is likely to step in to resolve the issue through arbitration.

In the latest developments, Slovenian lawmakers last week presented a map of the border between the two countries, asking Croatia to hand over a disputed bay and grant access to the open seas. If those demands are not met, some Slovenian politicians warn that they could hold a referendum against Croatia’s entry into the EU.

Read more here…

Immigrants in EU members send 19 billions Euros to third countries

In year 2006 immigrant in EU members sent into their former country 26 billions €. Mass of money (19.2 billions) was sent out of EU members, 6.8 billions € was sent into other EU member country. In 2005 workers sent 23 billions out of EU, and into other EU member country 6,1 billion EU.

Immigrants usually send money on next relations (data for year 2004) Germany-Turkey, France-Morocco, France-Portugal, Spain-Morocco, Spain-Columbia, Germany-Poland, Spain-Ecuador, France-Algeria, Italy-Albania in Germany-Serbia.

ALTERNATIVE TO OFFSHORING – HOMESHORING

HOMESHORING

Homeshoring or homesourcing is alternative to offshoring. Read here.

Companies have another option to reduce their costs, not only with the displacement of their production or employees to another country, but they can also offer alternative as homeshoring which proven lowers costs and expenses. Not only this, homeshoring has also other positive effects, such as higher productivity, etc. You can read more about differences between offshoring and homeshoring here.
This article writes about real experiences of a women being part of homeshoring.