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Parliamentary committee approves Public Ombudswoman's report for 2018

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament's Human Rights and Ethnic Minorities Committee on Thursday unanimously endorsed the report for 2018 by Public Ombudswoman Lora Vidović, who cited racial and ethnic discrimination, a rise in the poverty risk rate for senior citizens, growing mistrust in state institutions and emigration as the biggest challenges.
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Deputy Parliament Speaker Reiner attends an inter-parliamentary conference in Brussels

Zagreb - Deputy Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner on Tuesday and Wednesday participated in the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union in Brussels, as part of European Parliamentary Week.
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Milanović sworn in as fifth President of Croatia

Zagreb - Zoran Milanović was sworn in as the fifth President of Croatia at a ceremony that started at noon on Tuesday in the President's Office in Zagreb. Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said President Zoran Milanović's inauguration speech was a good start to his term, highlighting the need to cooperate with Croatia's benefit.
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Jandroković attends parliament speakers' meeting in Bratislava

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Thursday attended a meeting of national parliament speakers of the Slavkov group, which consists of Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as a representative of a country holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union. 
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Kujundžić returns to Parliament, Jerković leaves for European Parliament

Zagreb - Members of Parliament on Thursday supported by a majority vote the decision of the Credentials and Privileges Commission (MIP) to terminate Milan Kujundžić's suspension of term of office as MP.
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Lawmakers agree on broad debate needed regarding the introduction of euro

Zagreb - Lawmakers agreed on Thursday on the need for a broad debate on the introduction of the euro currency in Croatia and a debate in Parliament on amendments to the Law on the Croatian National Bank and on Law on Credit Institutions will contribute in that regard.
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Parliamentary debate on abortion adjourned

Zagreb - A parliamentary debate on the SDP-sponsored bill on medical termination of pregnancy was adjourned on Wednesday evening because the Government had not declared its stance and its representative did not show up in the Parliament chamber.
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HNB Governor: Positive economic trends continue

Zagreb - Croatian National Bank (HNB) Governor Boris Vujčić submitted a report on the implementation of monetary policy in 2018-2019 to Parliament on Wednesday, saying that positive economic trends continued on the labour market with increased employment and wages.
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Parliament passes law on private protection, endorses reports on HINA, HRT

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday adopted a new law on private protection and security services, also endorsed a report on the work of the Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) Programming Council in 2017 and a report on the work of the Croatian news agency HINA's steering council in 2018.
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Jandroković: Croatia interested in neighbouring countries' integration with EU

Zagreb - It is in Croatia's interest that countries in its southeast neighbourhood have a clear prospect of joining the EU, primarily because of security reasons, Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said in Brussels on Tuesday.
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Education Committee calls for promoting working definition of antisemitism

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament's Education, Science and Culture Committee on Thursday adopted a conclusion encouraging state institutions and civil society organisations to promote the working definition of antisemitism that was adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), of which Croatia is a member.
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Chair of the European Affairs Committee Milošević met the European Commissioner for Justice Reyndersom

Zagreb - Domagoj Ivan Milošević, Chair of the European Affairs Committee and the Committee members met the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders. As an introduction, Milošević referred to the Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Committees for the Union Affairs (COSAC) already held and outlined the most important developments of the parliamentary dimension of the Presidency.
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Croatian Parliament pays tribute to all Holocaust victims

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday observed a minute's silence for all Holocaust victims, with Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković saying that the victims must remain in the collective memory of humankind so that those atrocities are never repeated.
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MPs warn about poor state of rail infrastructure

Zagreb - During a parliamentary debate on the safety and interoperability of the rail system on Friday, members of parliament warned about a poor state of the rail infrastructure, to which Transport Minister Oleg Butković said that all problems related to rail infrastructure could not be solved in a single government term.
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MPs support lower bank fees for euro cross-border payments

Zagreb - Members of Parliament on Wednesday welcomed a decrease in fees domestic banks charge for cross-border payments in euros, as proposed by amendments to the law on the implementation of EU regulations relating to payment transactions.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker Jandroković receives Bundestag EU affairs committee delegation

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Tuesday received a delegation of the German Bundestag's Committee on European Union Affairs to discuss European topics including Brexit, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), and enlargement.
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Discussion with the Prime Minister of the Croatian Government Plenković on the Priorities of the Croatian Presidency

Zagreb - Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković participated in the debate on the priorities of the Croatian Presidency at the meeting of the President of the Committee on Union Affairs (COSAC).
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EC Vice-President Dubravka Šuica Presents Conference on the Future of Europe

Zagreb - Commissioner Dubravka Šuica addressed the participants during the second session of the COSAC meeting. She highlighted the importance of partnership between the European Commission and the national parliaments, achieved through political dialogue and other instruments arising from the Treaties.
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Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Gordan Jandroković Participated in the Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Committees for Union Affairs (COSAC)

Zagreb – The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Gordan Jandroković participated in the meeting of the Chairperson of the Committees for Union Affairs (COSAC).
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Chairman of the European Affairs Committee Milošević at the Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Committees for Union Affairs (COSAC)

Zagreb - In his introductory address, the Chairman of the European Affairs Committee Domagoj Ivan Milošević highlighted the importance of COSAC and its contribution to the collaboration between the committees of national parliaments dealing with European Union affairs and the European Parliament.
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Parliament debates motion for no-confidence vote in education minister

Zagreb - Parliament on Wednesday night held a debate on an opposition motion for a no-confidence vote in Science and Education Minister Blaženka Divjak, with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković saying he would persevere in the education reform which, he added, represented a unique strategic step forward.
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Croatia observing anniversaries of international recognition and peaceful reintegration of its Danube region

Zagreb - On 15 January, 28 years ago, the then member-states of the European Union recognised Croatia and on this day 22 years ago, the country completed the peaceful reintegration of its Danube region.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković meets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

Zagreb – The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Jandroković and the President of the European Commission von der Leyen discussed the main priorities of the Croatian EU Council Presidency and the programme of the parliamentary meetings that will be attended, among others, by a number of members of the European Commission.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and the MPs meet the College of Commissioners of the European Commission

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and the MPs meet the College of Commissioners of the European Commission, attending the opening of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
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European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski on a working visit to the Croatian Parliament

Zagreb - European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski met with the Chair of the Agriculture Committee Tomislav Panenić and the Committee Members in the Croatian Parliament.
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MPs Miro Kovač and Joško Klisović spoke to Brussels correspondents about Croatian support to Bosnia and Herzegovina on its path to EU

Zagreb - Croatia hosts a five-day press trip for a group of about 60 correspondents from international media houses in Brussels.
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Parliament speaker, European Council president hold talks

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Thursday held talks with European Council President Charles Michel on parliamentary meetings to be held during Croatia's presidency of the EU.
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Speaker: Parliament to sit from 15 January to 3 April

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Tuesday announced a new session of parliament, which will be convened next Wednesday, January 15 and already has 112 items on the agenda, including a vote of no confidence in Science and Education Minister Blaženka Divjak.
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Jandroković: Croatia will show its ability and vision in chairing Council of EU

Vienna - Croatia will do its best to show its ability and vision during its presidency of the Council of the European Union and it expects support from all friendly countries, including Austria of course, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on New Year's Day in Vienna.
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Parliament Speaker: May New Year bring prosperity to all

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jadroković on Tuesday extended a message for the 2020 year wishing prosperity in the private, family and business life of Croatian citizens and expressing hope that the new year is an incentive for thinking about one's own contribution to the further strengthening of Croatia.
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Replies were favourite MP tool in 2019

Zagreb - In 2019 Croatian MPs asked to speak over 11,000 times during debates in the legislature, one in two times to reply or respond to a reply, according to the Sabor's annual statistics. The statistics show that MPs do not like to speak as committee rapporteurs, having done so only 24 times this year.
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Parliament Speaker Jandroković issues Christmas message

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Tuesday sent a message to all Croats at home and abroad and all Croatian citizens, offering them his best wishes for Christmas.
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Parliament Speaker offers best wishes to Jewish community for Hanukkah

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Sunday sent a message to all Jewish believers offering them his best wishes for the holiday of Hanukkah.
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parleu2020.sabor.hr - Croatian Parliament’s website of the parliamentary dimension of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Zagreb – The Croatian Parliament has launched the parleu2020.sabor.hr website for the purpose of communicating and following the activities of the parliamentary dimension of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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241 laws adopted by the Croatian Parliament in 2019

Zagreb - During this year, the national parliament passed 241 laws, and 47 of them have been aligned with EU legislation. MPs have taken the floor 11,000 times and put 884 questions to the Government.
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Members of state leadership lay wreath at Tuđman's grave for 20th anniversary of his death

Zagreb - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Tuesday laid a wreath at the grave of Croatia's first president, Franjo Tuđman, at Zagreb's Mirogoj cemetery, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his death.
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Parliament supports stricter penalties for perpetrators of violence

Zagreb - Both the ruling and opposition parties on Wednesday commended a set of judicial laws that bring stricter penalties for domestic violence, ensure faster criminal proceedings and bring additional protection for some professions such as social workers and teachers. Amendments to the Penal Code, the Criminal Procedure Act and the Act on Protection against Domestic Violence bring stricter penalties to ensure better protection of victims of certain crimes, notably domestic violence.
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Jandroković: Croatia attaches importance to EU membership prospects of its neighbours

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament will emphasize through its activities the priorities of the Croatian presidency of the European Union and special emphasis will be placed on the membership prospects of Western Balkan countries that wish to join the EU, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic said on Thursday.
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Construction law to be aligned with amended EU directive

Zagreb - The Croatian government sent amendments to the Construction Act to the parliament on Thursday to align it with an amended EU directive on the energy efficiency of buildings, with the amendments introducing the obligation to adopt a long-term strategy for the renovation of the national housing stock to make it highly efficient and decarbonised in the period until 2050.
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Government sends three judicial bills for second reading in Parliament

Zagreb - The government on Thursday sent three judicial bills for the second reading in Parliament, proposing harsher penalties for acts of violence against women, domestic violence and violence against other people.
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Foreign Affairs Committee’s Chairman Miro Kovač participated in the inter-parliamentary meeting organised by AFET

Brussels - Foreign Affairs Committee’s Chairman Miro Kovač participated in the inter-parliamentary meeting organised by European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). 
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Delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the COSAC Meeting in Helsinki

Helsinki - Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Domagoj Ivan Milošević, Deputy Chair Domagoj Hajduković and Committee members Ines Strenja and Ivan Ćelić participated at the meeting of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) held on 1 - 3 December 2019 in Helsinki. It was the last interparliamentary event in the framework of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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Parliament votes in fourth round of tax reform

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday voted in a set of nine tax laws making up the fourth tax reform which brings tax reliefs in the amount of HRK 2.4 billion. The changes bring a lower, 13% VAT rate on food and dessert preparation and serving in and outside catering establishments, and a lower VAT rate for holders of phonographic rights.
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Parliament debates ferry and sea transport bill

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday debated a bill on amendments to the law on ferry transport and occasional coastal transport aimed at creating better conditions for the exercise of the right to transport concessions, particularly for the disabled and children with developmental disabilities.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker, Swiss president meet

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and Swiss President Ueli Maurer said in Zagreb on Friday that Croatian expatriates were well integrated in Switzerland and that they could help to boost economic cooperation.
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Parliament confirms the introduction of the order named after first Croatian president

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday amended, with 75 votes in favour and 27 votes against, the Decorations and Awards Act to introduce a new decoration - the Grand Order of President of the Republic Franjo Tuđman with Sash and Morning Star.
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Parl. committee: Drug abuse on the rise in Europe, in Croatia too

Zagreb - The parliamentary Health and Social Policy Committee on Thursday discussed an annual report on drug abuse in the European Union presented two days ago in Brussels, which indicates that drug abuse is on the rise in the European Union and in Croatia too.
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