Zagreb - The Croatian parliament on Friday adopted the Public Administration Development Strategy 2015-2020, defining long-term goals and guidelines for the modernisation of public administration in Croatia.
The strongest opposition Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party voted against, while the Croatian Democratic Party of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) and some of the independent MPs abstained from the vote.
The purpose of the strategy is to provide users with timely, reliable and quality public services, ensure a higher standard of living for all citizens and create a stimulating business environment.
Over 20 items were added to the agenda of the present parliament session, including two interpelations - one concerning the role of the government in negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the other concerning public administration reform. Also among the items added was a bill on the safety of offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation.