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20. 5. 2015.
Parliament Speaker says democracy is "our world and future"

Zagreb - Democracy is our world, our decision and future, Croatian Parliament Speaker Josip Leko said on Wednesday to law students participating in a parliament simulation project organised by the Croatian branch of the European Law Students' Association.

Croatian democracy "envisages the responsibility of everyone in society," Leko said, reminding the students that under the Constitution and the principles of democracy, government came from and belonged to the people and that in Croatia it was divided into the legislative, executive and judicial authorities. In modern democracies, unfortunately, there is also a fourth authority, stronger than those three, "the financial, banking authority," Leko said. The Croatian parliament understood from the start that it is important that citizens know what each authority decides about and what they can expect of them, he added.

It is important that the authorities work together and control each other, which is easier said than done, particularly if citizens have no awareness of their role in democracy, Leko said.

In the democratic sense, Croatian society is making significant headway and parliament takes part in this education through parliament simulation projects to teach all students, from elementary school to college, about decision-making, he added. I want you to feel good in parliament, that this is your parliament, because democracy is our world, our decision and our future, he said. (Hina)

20. 5. 2015.
Parliament discusses bill on rights of victims of wartime sexual violence
Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Wednesday resumed its session with a debate on a bill on the rights of victims of sexual violence in the Homeland War, with Veterans' Minister Predrag Matić underscoring that the law is a clear condemnation of the culture of non-punishment of sexual crimes committed during the war and that victims would receive recognition and compensation as a response to omissions the state had committed over the past 20 years.
9. 5. 2015.
Croatia commemorates 70th anniversary of victory over fascism

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Josip Leko, at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism at Zagreb's Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, said that anyone trying to deny the importance of the antifascist movement was working against the present Croatian democratic state.

7. 5. 2015.
Parliamentary Forum on Intelligence and Security starts in Vienna
Wienna - An international convention of parliamentarians, who will discuss strengthening national security at a time of security threats particularly terrorism while preserving human rights, started on Wednesday in Vienna with Croatian Parliament Speaker Josip Leko attending.
27. 4. 2015.
70th anniversary of breakout from Jasenovac camp commemorated
leko - jasenovac FAH 150.jpgJasenovac - Surviving former inmates, top Croatian officials, foreign ambassadors in Croatia, and many other delegations on Sunday attended a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the break-out of inmates from the Ustasha-run Jasenovac camp on 22 April 1945, paying tribute to 83,000 victims of this WW2 camp.
Distribution of mandates in the Croatian Parliament in May 2015

Croatian Parliament is composed of 151 active mandates, 27 are terminated and 31 in the state of the suspension of the term of office.

There are 138 Members of Parliament with a term of office within 16 parliamentary parties and 13 independent Members of Parliament. Mandates are distributed as follows:

Social Democratic Party of Croatia (56), Croatian Democratic Union (41), Croatian People’s Party – Liberal Democrats (11), Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (7), Croatian Labourists – Labour Party (3), Croatian Party of Pensioners (4), Independent Democratic Serbian Party (3), Istrian Democratic Assembly (2), Croatian Civic Party (2), People's Party - Reformists (3), Bosnian Democratic Party of Croatia (1), Croatian Peasant Party (1), Croatian Party of Rights dr. Ante Starčević (1), Democratic Center (1), Croatian Sustainable Development (OraH, 1) and New Wave - Development Party (1).

Among the Independent MPs, eight of them are members of MP clubs: Josip Kregar in SDP (Social Democratic Party of Croatia), Veljko Kajtazi in HNS (Croatian People’s Party – Liberal Democrats), Furio Radin in Deputy Club of Istrian Democratic Assembly and Independent MP Furio Radin, Jadranka Kosor in Deputy Club of Independent MP Jadranka Kosor and HGS (Croatian Civic Party) and Slavko Linić, Branko Vukšić, Nikola Vuljanić in Deputy Club of Independent Left and Mladen Novak of the Deputy Club of the Independent Left.

Among 151 Members of Parliament 8 are representatives of national minorities.

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Pursuant to articles 216 and 224 of the Croatian Parliament’s Standing Orders, Speaker of Parliament Josip Leko convoked the Parliament for the 17th session scheduled to take place on 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30 April, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 29 May 2015.
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