Captain and his Friday (Kapitan in njegov Petek) is an ethnographic documentary from 2014, presented here first in Slovene with English subtitles, and then in Slovene with Slovene subtitles. The Captain of the title is Mirko Bogić, while Friday is his companion, Savina Gorišek. At the time of filming Mirko was 97 and Savina 84, with both still sailing in Piran Bay, as they have done together for more than 40 years. The film takes the viewer through their daily routine, where they demonstrate that age is not an obstacle for an active life, full of love for each other and the sea.
STA, 13 March 2019 - The Ministry of Labour, the Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities has proposed changes to the pension system under which retirement age for persons without 40 years of pensionable service would gradually increase from the current 65 years to 67 by 2034.
Under the current legislation, employees who do not have 40 years of pensionable service may retire at 65, but receive lower pensions.
The new proposal raises the retirement age for these persons to 67 years by two months a year until 2034, Minister Ksenija Klampfer said as she presented the proposal to the press on Wednesday.
The condition that a person must have 40 years of pensionable service for old-age retirement under 67 years remains in force.
The pension rate for persons with 40 years of pensionable service is proposed to be increased in six years to 63% of the long-term average wage for both men and women. The current rate is 57.25% for men and 60.25% for women.
An additional 1.25 percentage points will be added to the rate to persons who were on parental leave in the first year of the child's life, said Klampfer.
The higher pension rate will allow for higher old-age, widow, disability and family pensions and compensations from disability insurance, the minister explained.
Retired persons will also be able to continue to work after meeting the conditions for old-age pensions and receive 50% of their pensions for three years and then full pension after that, with some safeguards being in place.
There will be certain conditions for this right to be exercised, including that contributions for social security have been paid in full, Klampfer said. At present, pensioners who continue working only get 20% of their pensions.
The proposal follows the solutions agreed on in the coalition agreement, said the minister, noting that in 2025, pensions of persons with 40 years of pensionable service would be by 8% higher on average.
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STA, 1 October 2018 - Long-term care and demographic change, which Slovenia has been unsuccessfully grappling with for some time now, will be in the focus as International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1 October. Expert Martin Toth believes the country should look to Germany for solutions to the problem.
STA, 22 September 2018 - A retirement home in Maribor which has introduced an innovative approach to the understanding of age has been declared the best facility for seniors in Europe by the European Centre for Research and Education in Ageing Services.
STA, 13 June 2018 - The OECD has proposed that Slovenia undertake a comprehensive tax reform in order to strengthen its resilience in the face of mounting demographic challenges. The centrepiece of the proposal is a reduction of the tax wedge offset with higher income tax and an expansion of the tax base.