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16. 1. 2017.
Croatian Parliament Speaker Božo Petrov: I will strive for making our children proud of us

Zagreb - The 25th anniversary of the international recognition of the Republic of Croatia was celebrated on Monday at the Croatian parliament solemn session which was attended by the highest Croatian state officials, numerous dignitaries of political, religious and academic life and by the European Council President Donald Tusk.

Addressing the ceremony, Parliament Speaker Božo Petrov recalled that Croatia gained its international recognition during the Homeland war when one third of the country was occupied.

- It was only six years later that we liberated the entire territory within our internationally recognized borders, after the military and police operations of the Croatian Army and after the peaceful reintegration of the eastern part of our country, Petrov said.

- Today, he stressed, we must prove ourselves worthy of thus acquired freedom and recognition, choosing the right solutions appropriate for the vision of Croatia’s future. - Perhaps the goal of significantly faster economic growth is still far from being achieved, but the nineties are always a reminder that nothing is impossible when we decide to work together for a common goal, Speaker added. - In my capacity as the parliament speaker, I will strive for making our children proud of us, just as we are proud of those who created Croatia.

- Let us give our best to deserve our children’s appreciation, similar to the one we have for the heroes of the nineties and let us seize fully the opportunities those heroes created for us, concluded Petrov.

10. 1. 2017.
Sabor set to align 71 national laws with EU acquis in 2017
Zagreb - Croatia's parliament (Sabor) is scheduled to convene for a regular sitting next week and this year the 9th 151-seat legislature is expected to transpose European Union acquis communautaire into new 71 laws, including the law restricting the use of tobacco products. All of this is in line with the 2017 Plan on Aligning Croatia's Legislation with the EU Acquis Communautaire, drafted by the government, which sent it to parliament for adoption.
19. 12. 2016.
Petrov: Parliament has become centre of political life
Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Božo Petrov said on Monday that the ninth Croatian Parliament, inaugurated on 14 October 2016, has held two sessions lasting 34 days, discussed 110 items on the agenda and passed 49 laws, of which 14 were aligned with EU legislation.
15. 12. 2016.
Parliament adopts 2017 state budget

Zagreb - Parliament on Thursday adopted by majority vote the state budget for 2017 with projections for 2018 and 2019, rejecting all 132 amendments submitted. The first budget of the Andrej Plenković Cabinet was supported by 86 MPs, 37 were against and four abstained.

3. 12. 2016.
Meeting of the SEECP Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee held in the Croatian Parliament

Zagreb - First meeting of the Standing Committee of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Parliamentary Assembly, within the framework of Croatian Chairmanship-in-Office, was held in the Croatian Parliament on Saturday, 3rd December.

15th January - The Day of International Recognition of the Republic of Croatia

Republic of Croatia initiating  the process of disassociation from Yugoslavia started its path of international recognition on 15 January 1992 when it was officially recognized by twelve countries of the European Economic Community. The very same day Croatia was recognized by Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Switzerland.

The first country to recognize Croatia was Iceland on 19 December 1991 while Germany recognized it the very same day. The European Economic Community finally granted Croatia diplomatic recognition on 15 January 1992. Two more countries decided to recognize Croatia before the EEC – scheduled date: the Holy See and San Marino. By the end of January Croatia was recognized by seven more countries.

In its twenty-three years of independence Croatia became a UN member state on 22 May 1992, Council of Europe member state on 6 November 1996, NATO member state on 1 April 2009 and European Union 28th member state on 1 July 2013. Croatia has also been an active member of numerous other world and European international associations, processes and initiatives.

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Pursuant to articles 216 and 224 of the Croatian Parliament’s Standing Orders, Speaker of Parliament convoked the Parliament for the 3rd session scheduled to take place on 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 January, 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 February, 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 March and 5, 6, 7 April 2017.

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