ADVERTISEMENT

Croatia court suspends sex education classes amid row

Interview

Croatia’s top court on Wednesday suspended sexual education lessons in all public schools, arguing that the government failed to consult parents when it introduced the classes that are fiercely opposed by conservative groups and the Catholic Church, the Associated Press reported. The suspension came after complaints from two Church-backed conservative associations, a right-wing party and a citizens’ group. All sexual education classes will be on hold in state primary and high schools until the court rules on whether the lessons comply with Croatia’s constitution. Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, whose centre-left government introduced the classes in February to raise awareness of sexual health, said the current curriculum was “in line with the Constitution”. Almost 90% of Croatia’s population of 4.2 million are Roman Catholics and the Church has a strong influence in the country, the report said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Average age of coronavirus patients declining Analysis

Average age of coronavirus patients declining

Parl't votes to phase out savings coops integration framewor... Parliament

Parl't votes to phase out savings coops integration framewor...

Roche Szolgáltató appoints P&C business partner lead Appointments

Roche Szolgáltató appoints P&C business partner lead

Budapest airport shuttle bus service expanded City

Budapest airport shuttle bus service expanded

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.