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Jandroković and Pahor discussed cooperation, energy, war in Ukraine

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković received Slovenia's outgoing President Borut Pahor for the talks on energy, the war in Ukraine, and economic cooperation. Jandroković and Pahor recalled their cooperation, including the period of unblocking Croatia's accession negotiations for membership to the European Union.
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Sabor Speaker: Zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Friday, on the occasion of  the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, that there must be zero tolerance towards all forms of violence against women.
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PM presented the proposed 2023 budget to Parliament

Zagreb - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković presented the proposed 2023 budget to Parliament on Wednesday, saying that the government's measures will make Croatia even more resilient to crises.
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Parliament Speaker Jandroković met with Austrian Chancellor Nehammer

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković met with visiting Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer on Wednesday.
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Opposition says 2023 budget is unrealistic and inflated, HDZ says it's realistic, sustainable

Zagreb - Unlike the ruling HDZ, opposition parties in parliament on Thursday had little positive to say about the draft budget for 2023, claiming that the government is playing it safe and the budget is unrealistic and inflated, not good for anyone except the state and the government.
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Sabor Speaker and Spanish King Felipe VI talk excellent and friendly relations

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and Spanish King Felipe VI on Thursday described the bilateral relations as excellent and friendly, and agreed that they can be boosted in the IT, pharmaceutical and defence industries. 
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Agricultural production seeing fastest growth, Minister Vučković said

Zagreb - Agriculture Minister Marija Vučković said on Wednesday Croatia's agricultural productivity was among the fastest growing and that the export-import ratio in agriculture was 68.8%, more than the ratio for non-agricultural and non-food products.
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Committee on Constitution supports code of ethics for MPs

Zagreb - The parliament's Committee on the Constitution, Standing Orders and Political System on Wednesday supported by a majority vote a draft code of ethics for members of parliament and forwarded it to be discussed at a plenary session.
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Draft amendments to Civil Servants Act put on fast track to expedite employment

Zagreb - In order to facilitate filling positions in state bodies to ensure the timely performance of their duties, the government on Thursday moved amendments to the Civil Servants Act to be put on a fast track in the Parliament.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker to pay two-day official visit to Romania

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković will be in Romania on Tuesday and Wednesday for an official visit, during which he will meet with senior Romanian officials and visit the Croatian community in several villages in the west of the country.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker, Romania PM say bilateral ties strong

Zagreb - Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă on Tuesday received Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and they said Romania-Croatia ties were strong and based on bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker tells Romanian MPs two countries had a similar journey

Zagreb - Croatia and Romania's political journeys have many similarities - from transition from Communism to democracy to Euro-Atlantic integration - and today the two countries cooperate closely and have similar views as to where they belong, Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Tuesday.
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Sabor revised the 2022 State Budget for the second time this year

Zagreb - The Sabor on Friday revised the 2022 State Budget for the second time this year, with 77 lawmakers of the majority voting in favour of the revision and 46 opposition MPs voting against.
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Croatian Parliament marked World Day of Romani Language

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday marked the World Day of Romani Language, observed on 5 November, and on this occasion Speaker Gordan Jandroković was presented with a memorial scroll with Romani insignia, flag and anthem commemorating the 10th anniversary of the declaration of this day.
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Ministry of Finance State Secretary Zdravko Zrinušić: Increase of non-taxable receipt amount for dependents covers 93,000 people

Zagreb - Ministry of Finance State Secretary Zdravko Zrinušić said on Thursday that the planned increase in the annual amount of non-taxable receipts for dependents from HRK 15,000 to HRK 24,000 would encompass 93,000 people.
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MPs call for increase of non-taxable receipts for dependents to HRK 30,000

Zagreb - HDZ MPs on Thursday commended the government's proposal to increase the annual non-taxable receipts of dependents from HRK 15,000 to HRK 24,000, and the opposition also supported it, but noted that the increase was not sufficient considering inflation and proposed that they be increased to HRK 30,000.
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Opposition says theatre bill gives enormous powers to theatre managers

Zagreb - A draft bill on theatres was commended by MPs of the ruling HDZ party on Wednesday, while the opposition criticised it, noting that it gave enormous powers to theatre managers and directors and objecting that managers would be appointed by executive and not by representative bodies, as is the case now.
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Parliament voting on 2022 state budget revision on Friday

Zagreb - Parliament will vote for a revised budget for this year on Friday after discussing about 100 amendments submitted to the draft revision on Wednesday.
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Primorac: Gov't knows how to manage public finances in challenging times

Zagreb - The latest draft of the 2022 budget revision proves that also in challenging times the government is capable of managing public finances, Finance Minister Marko Primorac told the Croatian parliament on Thursday.
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Opposition: Gov't using inflation to fill budget, giving citizens scraps

Zagreb - The opposition on Thursday criticised the draft 2022 budget revision, saying it shows that the government is using inflation to fill the state budget while giving citizens scraps, but the ruling HDZ said the government was rationally managing finances.
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Parl. Summit of International Crimea Platform starts in Zagreb, help pledged to Ukraine

Zagreb - The First Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform started in Zagreb on Wednesday with the opening remarks of Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and his Ukrainian counterpart Ruslan Stefanchuk with the message highlighting the commitment to providing help to Ukraine.
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Pelosi: Ukraine is fighting for democracy for all of us

Zagreb - The Ukrainian people are fighting for democracy for all of us, said Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday in Zagreb.
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PM: By supporting Ukraine, world did not repeat mistake from Croatia case in 1990s

Zagreb - The world did not repeat the mistakes of 30 years ago when Croatia did not have a general expression of solidarity like Ukraine, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Tuesday at the opening of the First Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform.
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Joint Declaration of the First Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform

Zagreb - 43 delegations attending the parliamentary dimension of the International Crimea Platform in Zagreb today adopted a Joint Declaration.
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International Crimea Platform

Zagreb - At the request of the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada), due to the war in Ukraine, the Croatian Parliament accepted to co-host the First Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform. Thus, on 25 October 2022, the parliamentary dimension of the International Crimea Platform will be inaugurated here in Croatia.
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Committee prepares list of 13 candidates for new Conflict of Interest Commission

Zagreb - The parliamentary Elections, Appointments and Administration Committee has unanimously determined a list of 13 candidates who meet the requirements to be members of the Conflict of Interest Commission.
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Opposition not happy with Labour Bill, HDZ claims it will boost employment

Zagreb - Opposition parties listed a number of objections to the proposed amendments to the Labor Act on Thursday, while the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) claimed they were a step forward that would boost employment, and wage and pension growth.
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Parliamentary committee on defence adopts annual report on defence

Zagreb - The parliamentary Committee on Defence on Thursday adopted by a majority vote the Annual Report on Defence for 2021 by Minister Mario Banožić, which underlines the importance of investing in defence so as to respond to the new security environment resulting from geopolitical and geostrategic changes.
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Minister of Labour: Labour Bill response to key challenges of our time

Zagreb - Minister of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy Marin Piletić said on Thursday that the amendments to the Labor Act (ZOR) are aimed at creating a modern labour market and responding to the challenges and changes in the market while protecting workers and entrepreneurs.
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Part of the opposition boycotted the Prime Minister's report

Zagreb - Left and liberal opposition MPs said on Tuesday they boycotted the prime minister's state-of-the-nation report because he evaded questions about the INA corruption affair, adding that his successes are "nonexistent" and his government is "marked by theft and corruption."
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The Prime Minister presented the Annual Report of the Government of the Republic of Croatia to the Parliament

Zagreb - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced an increase in the average net wage to HRK 8,200 or €1,088 by the end of this government's term and an increase in the minimum wage to around HRK 4,220 as of next week, as well as regulating Sunday trading.
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Minister: New law on sports aimed at having as many children as possible included in sports

Zagreb - The bill on sports was on the agenda of the parliament on Thursday and Opposition MPs called for making it possible for every child to have free-of-charge access to sporting activities, while Minister Nikolina Brnjac said the aim of the law is to increase the number of children in such activities.
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Opposition says selling debts, loans to third parties has become grey market

Zagreb - Debating amendments to consumer and housing loans on Wednesday, the parliamentary opposition said the sale of debts and consumer loans to third parties constituted a grey market and the loan sharking of citizens.
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Speaker says citizens very much interested in Parliament House Open Day

Zagreb - On the occasion of Croatian Parliament Day, Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Saturday expressed satisfaction with citizens' great interest in visiting the Sabor on Parliament House Open Day.
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Sabor unanimous on improvements for pensioners

Zagreb - In addition to receiving their own personal pension, as of next year, Croatian pensioners will be able to inherit 27% of the family pension of their deceased spouse after the Sabor unanimously, with 123 votes in favour, adopted amendments to the Pension Insurance Act on Friday.
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Croatian Parliament to hold an Open Day on 8 October 2022

Zagreb - To mark the Independence Day - 8 October – in memory of the legislators' unanimous decision on 8 October 1991 to sever all ties with the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, with Croatia becoming a free and independent state, Citizens Service of the Croatian Parliament will be organizing the Open Day event. 
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Parliament approves participation of Croatian troops in peace missions

Zagreb - The parliament on Friday gave its consent for the deployment of Croatian troops as part of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group as well as in three peace missions in 2023 and 2024.
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Jandroković issued greetings to Jewish believers on the occasion of Yom Kippur, Sukkot

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Wednesday issued greetings to Jewish believers on the occasion of Yom Kippur and Sukkot.
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World Heart Day marked in Croatian Sabor

Zagreb - Chairwoman of the parliamentary Committee for Health and Social Policy, Renata Sabljar-Dračevac, said on Thursday that cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in the world, with 18.6 million people dying from them each year, and by the 2030s that number could grow to 23 million.
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Parliamentary defence committee chair: Croatia to be free of landmines by 2026

Zagreb - The chairman of the parliamentary committee on defence, Franko Vidović, said on Tuesday that the committee had endorsed the 2026 national programme on mine clearance whereby Croatia is expected to become free of landmines by 2026.
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Parliament observes minute's silence for women victims of violence

Zagreb - Parliament on Thursday observed a minute's silence on the occasion of the National Day of Combating Violence Against Women in honour of Gordana Oraškić, Hajra Prohić, Ljiljana Hvalec and other women victims of violence.
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Parl. committee: Draft constitutional amendments to be put to public consultation

Zagreb - Despite criticism from the opposition, the Parliamentary Committee on the Constitution, Standing Orders and Political System on Tuesday decided by a majority vote to put draft Constitutional amendments regarding referenda and the Constitutional Court Act to a month-long public consultation.
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Parliamentary economy committee rejects HERA's 2021 annual report

Zagreb - The parliamentary Committee on the Economy on Tuesday rejected the annual report by the Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA) for 2021, which has been assessed as unsatisfactory by the government.
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Parliament to discuss report on HERA, amendments related to euro introduction

Zagreb - The Croatian parliament will this week discuss some 60 bills related to the introduction of the euro as legal tender as well as the annual report on the work of the Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA) in 2021, which the government has assessed as unsatisfactory.
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Government sends proposal to amend Credit Institutions Act to Parliament

Zagreb - The government sent a proposal to amend the Credit Institutions Act to Parliament on Monday ahead of the changeover to the euro, extending the catalogue of crimes being taken into consideration in assessing the suitability of shareholders and board members of credit institutions.
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Parliamentary caucuses agree to postpone Question Time for 28 September

Zagreb - All sixteen parliamentary caucuses agreed on Wednesday that due to the inability of Prime Minister Andrej Plenković to attend, Question Time would be held on Wednesday, 28 September instead of Thursday, 15 September.
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Croatian and Ukrainian parliament speakers talk Zagreb Crimea Platform Summit

Zagreb - The Croatian and Ukrainian parliament speakers, Gordan Jandroković and Ruslan Stefanchuk, on Monday held a video conference on plans for the first parliamentary summit of the International Crimea Platform to be held in Zagreb in October.
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Jandroković: Great sacrifice made for our freedom, values and way of life

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said in Knin on Friday that Croatians had made great sacrifices for their freedom, values and way of life, and that commemorating Operation Storm was a way to remember and to teach younger generations about the importance of peace, democracy and human rights protection.
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Parliament Speaker: Let Pelješac Bridge be symbol of all-Croatian unity

Zagreb- Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Tuesday that Pelješac bridge could serve as a symbol of all-Croatian unity and a symbol of Croatian strength and pride.
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MPs' expenses for accommodation, travel in H1 almost same as in 2019 H1

Zagreb - Apart from their regular monthly wages, Croatia's lawmakers are also entitled to perks, such as the coverage of transport and accommodation costs, and in the first half of 2022, they were paid HRK 4.7 million for such expenses, almost close to the amount in the pre-pandemic 2019 H1 (HRK 5 million).
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