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Results found: 955

Parliament Speaker Jandroković extends Yom Kippur, Sukkot greetings

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Wednesday extended greetings to the Jewish faithful in Croatia on the occasion of Yom Kippur and Sukkot, wishing that they spend the holidays in peace and joy with their families.
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Parliamentary committee endorses bills on copyright, electronic media

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament's Information and Media Committee on Tuesday endorsed the Copyright and Related Rights Bill and the Electronic Media Bill after debating copyright protection and user comments.
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Parl. committee postpones vote on candidates for Supreme Court head

Zagreb - The parliamentary Judiciary Committee will vote at a later date on candidates for the Supreme Court president due to a dispute over disciplinary proceedings launched before the State Judicial Council against President Zoran Milanović's candidate for the post, Judge Radovan Dobronić.
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Austrian Croats "extremely important" to Croatia, says Jandroković

Zagreb - The Croats in Austria are extremely important to Croatia, which wants to develop the best relations possible with them, notably the younger generation, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said in Vienna on Wednesday.
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Jandroković offers his best wishes to Jewish community for Rosh Hashanah

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Tuesday issued message offering his best wishes to the Jewish community on the occasion of the holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
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Jandroković: Protecting the environment contributes to prosperity

Zagreb - Protecting the environment contributes to prosperity, particularly in tourist countries like Croatia, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said in Vienna on Tuesday.
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Vienna: Jandroković underscores stability of neighbourhood due to possible migrant wave

Zagreb - Stability in Croatia's neighbourhood is important for an effective response to a possible migrant wave, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Tuesday. The issue of migration is one of the key security issues of our two countries, Jandroković told reporters after a meeting with Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the Austrian National Council.
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Parliament to begin the autumn session on 15 September, says Speaker

Zagreb - Parliament will begin its autumn session on 15 September, Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Monday after a meeting of parliament's Presidency.
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Final electronic media bill sent to Parliament

Zagreb - The government the final electronic media bill to Parliament on Thursday, under which providers of electronic publications are also held responsible for the content of user comments. The bill was amended in cooperation with the Croatian Journalists' Association and the Association of Newspaper Publishers at the Croatian Employers' Association and was submitted to Parliament for discussion under the fast-track procedure.
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Parliament Speaker extends Kurban Bayram greetings

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Tuesday extended Kurban Bayram greetings to the head of the Islamic Community in Croatia, Mufti Aziz Hasanović, and all Islamic believers.
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Opposition's motion for the commission of inquiry into post-war reconstruction dismissed

Zagreb - The Opposition-sponsored motion for a commission of inquiry into alleged irregularities in the post-war reconstruction was rejected by the Parliament on Thursday, the last day before its summer recess.
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Parliament adopted the Waste Management Act

Zagreb - By a majority vote (with 75 votes in favour, two abstentions, and 43 votes against), the Parliament adopted the Waste Management Act. When it enters into force, eight days after its publication in the Official Gazette, it will ban the sale of single-use plastic products, including plastic cotton buds, straws, cutlery.
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Parliament: Family pension beneficiaries allowed to work part-time

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday extended the eligibility to work part-time and receive a full pension to family pension beneficiaries.
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Law on civilian Homeland War victims passed

Zagreb - The law on the civilian Homeland War victims was passed on Thursday by 107 to 16 votes, with five members of the Croatian Parliament abstaining from the vote.
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Parliamentary political parties and independent MPs allocated HRK 31m for work in the second half of the year

Zagreb - The parliamentary Committee on the Constitution, Rules of Procedure, and Political System has unanimously decided on the distribution of funds for the work of political parties and independent MPs from 1 July to 31 December, allocating HRK 31 million for this purpose.
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Jandroković: Pandemic will permanently change life as we know it

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said at Dubrovnik Forum on Saturday that the pandemic would "change lives permanently" and there would be no going back to the way of life before the pandemic, while cooperation, solidarity, and unity were needed more than ever.
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Bill regulating family pension beneficiaries' status on parliament's agenda

Zagreb - Draft amendments to pension insurance legislation, whereby recipients of family pensions will be allowed to work part-time and continue receiving a full family pension, will be on parliament's agenda this week.
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Health minister pleased with how Croatia tackled COVID situation in spring

Zagreb - Health Minister Vili Beroš told the national parliament on Wednesday that he was satisfied with how the government and competent authorities had dealt with the coronavirus epidemic from mid-January to the end of May 2020.
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Jandroković: Let's turn to the future and modern times

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković greeted Croatian citizens in the country and abroad on the occasion of Independence Day, calling on lawmakers to turn to topics of the future and challenges of the modern era. 
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Ombudswoman: Epidemic has hit persons with disabilities particularly hard

Zagreb - The COVID-19 epidemic has affected especially hard the lives of persons with disabilities and children with developmental difficulties and their families, the Ombudswoman for persons with disabilities, Anka Slonjšak, said in parliament on Friday, presenting a report on her work in 2020.
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Parliament Speaker extends Antifascist Struggle Day message

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Tuesday congratulated all Croatian citizens on Antifascist Struggle Day, saying the values of antifascism were built into the foundations of independent and sovereign Croatia.
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Croatian Parliament amends state budget

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday amended the state budget for this year, under which revenues would increase by HRK 3 billion to 150.3 billion and expenditures by HRK 9.4 billion to 167.4 billion, while the general government deficit would grow from the initially planned 2.9% to 3.8% of GDP.
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New law stimulates solar power for households

Zagreb - The new law on the electricity market "absolutely" stimulates solar power for households, state secretary in the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Energy Ivo Milatić said on Wednesday, presenting the bill in Parliament.
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The budget revision: FinMin says budget revision primarily necessary because of healthcare debts

Zagreb - Finance Minister Zdravko Marić reiterated on Wednesday that the budget revision was not primarily related to COVID-19 but to the problems in healthcare and settling debts to drug wholesalers after all the legal possibilities of resolving that through budget reallocation had been exhausted. Hence the major part of the proposed increase in expenditure will go to the health sector, with an additional HRK 2.8 billion secured for that, Marić said in Parliament.
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Sabor takes note of Ombudswoman's reports, adopts report by State Audit Office

Zagreb - The parliament adopted with 112 votes in favour of the Ombudswoman's report on the right to a healthy life and climate change in Croatia in the period from 2013 to 2020 in the context of the global climate movement and the coronavirus pandemic. The parliament also adopted by a majority vote a report on the work of the State Audit Office in 2020, which shows that the office submitted 185 audit reports to the parliament in 2020. Of those reports,160 referred to financial audits and 25 to audits of efficiency in the management of public funds.
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Sabor appoints new members of Hina steering Council

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Wednesday adopted several decisions on appointments and replacements, including for Hina's Steering Council. The parliament appointed and relieved four of the five members of Hina's Steering Council of their duties.
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Parliamentary majority slams opposition motion, opposition cites health minister's "sins"

Zagreb - Parliamentary opposition parties have filed a joint motion for a vote of no confidence in Health Minister Vili Beroš over the accumulated problems in the healthcare sector.
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Members of Parliament hope for a revival of capital market

Zagreb - Amendments to the Capital Market Act, which are aimed at further aligning Croatia's regulatory framework with the EU acquis, were supported on Wednesday by both the Opposition and the ruling majority in the Parliament, who expressed hopes for the revival of the capital market. 
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Judiciary Committee to interview all candidates for Supreme Court president

Zagreb - The parliament's Judiciary Committee on Tuesday decided unanimously to call a new session to which it will invite all five candidates for the Supreme Court president and interview them, after which it will make a decision that is non-binding on the proposer, the President of the Republic.
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Parliament: Ombudswoman should be a bridge in human rights protection

Zagreb - Ombudswoman Tena Šimonović Einwalter said in the Parliament on Thursday that the institution of Ombudswoman should be a bridge between all stakeholders involved in human rights protection and that it was important for the Parliament to regularly discuss its reports. 
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Lawmakers call for strengthening absorption capacity for EU funds

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers on Wednesday agreed on the need to strengthen the administrative and absorption capacity for the use of EU funds and to further simplify and standardise the rules.
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Future of Europe: Successful Croatian stories

Zagreb - Successful Croatian stories and a plan to include citizens in Europe's development were presented on Tuesday at the Croatian Parliament, during the first part of the "Conference on the Future of Europe - Croatia's Vision," during which Speaker Gordan Jandroković entered a debate with a robot.
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Future of Europe: Digital and green transformation

Zagreb - Digital and green transformation is Croatia's and Europe's future, participants in the second part of the "Conference on the Future of Europe - A Vision of Croatia", held at the Croatian Parliament on Tuesday.
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Parliament Speaker on importance of digital technology in policy-making

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Monday participated at a conference of EU parliament speakers, a regular meeting to discuss current issues regarding the role of the parliament, and to coordinate parliamentary activities in the EU. 
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Parliament adopts several laws relating to the farm sector

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday amended the Animal Husbandry Act regulating conditions for the breeding and protection of the Carniolan honey bee, a species native to Croatia and favoured among bee-keepers for its extraordinary production traits. 
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New regulation: Declaring cash of €10,000 or more when entering or leaving the EU soon obligatory

Zagreb - Parliament on Friday adopted a law whereby as of 3 June physical entities are obliged to declare cash of €10,000 or more which they carry to and from the European Union.
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Parliament discusses new regulation for controls on cash entering or leaving EU

Zagreb - The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) parliamentary caucuses on Wednesday discussed the government-sponsored proposal whereby physical entities are obliged to declare cash of €10,000 or more which they carry to and from the European Union.
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MPs support greater use of renewable energy sources

Zagreb - Members of Parliament on Thursday endorsed an initiative to increase the use of renewable energy sources in transport in the period until 2030 but also warned that Croatia mostly depends on imports for biofuels.
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Croatian National Bank Governor says GDP contracted by 7.8% in H1 2020

Zagreb - As a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic and earthquakes real GDP in the first half of 2020 contracted by 7.8% year-on-year, due to a drop in personal consumption, investments and exports, while government spending rose mildly, Croatian National Bank Governor Boris Vujčić said in Parliament on Thursday.
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Parliament debates work of State Commission for Public Procurement Supervision

Zagreb - The Homeland Movement (DP) on Friday strongly criticised the State Commission for Supervision of Public Procurement Procedures (DKOM), saying its head Maja Kuhar "built her career during the term of the (Zoran) Milanović government" and calling Croatia one of the most corrupt countries globally.
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Lawmakers commend greater protection of ATMs

Zagreb - Lawmakers on Thursday commended a bill that will introduce electrochemical protection at all external ATMs over the next three years and in practice that means that in case of burglary, banknotes will be made unusable by an electrochemical device.
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Prime Minister: National recovery plan should help overcome crisis

Zagreb - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković presented the National Recovery and Resilience Plan to Parliament on Wednesday, saying that it should help Croatia overcome the present crisis.
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Parliament adopts amendments to Local Elections Act

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday adopted amendments to the Local Elections Act which introduce stricter criteria for the nomination of candidates for municipal heads, mayors, county heads and their deputies.
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Parliament Speaker issues message for 50th International Romani Day

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković congratulated the Roma national minority in Croatia on the 50th anniversary of International Romani Day.
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In his Easter message, Parliament Speaker Jandroković called for solidarity and unity

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Saturday extended his best wishes to all Christian believers who celebrate Easter. In his message, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković called for solidarity and unity in the present challenging circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last year's earthquakes.
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Parliament Speaker offers his best wishes to Jewish faithful for Passover

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Saturday issued message offering their best wishes to the Jewish faithful on the occasion of Passover.
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Sabor postpones population census until autumn

Zagreb - Parliament on Friday voted for the postponement of the population census, which was originally set for the spring but will now be conducted in the autumn.
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Within the Twinning Project, Žarko Tušek and Danica Baričević hosted an inter-parliamentary conference on the economics of European integration

Zagreb - Chairman of the Committee on the Economy Žarko Tušek and Committee Member Danica Baričević hosted an inter-parliamentary videoconference on the economic aspects of European integration. The conference was attended by the parliaments of Hungary, Austria, and Bosnia, and Herzegovina.
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Tena Šimonović Einwalter elected Public Ombudswoman

Zagreb - Lawyer Tena Šimonović Einwalter is the new Public Ombudswoman, the Croatian parliament decided on Friday by secret ballot.
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Parliament amends law to ban large-scale hydraulic fracturing

Zagreb - The Croatian parliament on Friday supported by a majority vote amendments to the Act on Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation enhancing the transparency of those processes, with public participation, and banning large-scale hydraulic fracturing.
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