Ljubljana — Slovenia advanced four lines ahead on the Social Justice Index, released by the Bertelsmann Foundation, and took the fifth place among 28 EU countries. The countries are compared according to 36 criteria in six aspects of social justice: poverty prevention, equitable education, labour market access, social cohesion and non-discrimination, health care, and intergenerational justice. Slovenia stands below the four index leaders: Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic. The country is followed by the Netherlands, Germany and Austria. Greece takes the last place in the list. The Bertelsmann Foundation states that Slovenia deserves a solid 5th place. However, the Foundation also notes that Slovenia is in need for the labour market reform and the reform in health system with regard to elderly people. At the same time, the education system of the country with its good opportunities for participation provides Slovenia with the fourth place in the EU ranking.