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4. 8. 2014.
High-level state delegations lay wreaths to mark Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day

Photo FAH/Slivar-DominicZagreb - High-level state delegations laid wreaths at Zagreb's Mirogoj Cemetery on Monday, marking Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day, Croatian Defenders' Day and the 19th anniversary of Operation Storm.

The government delegation was headed by Veterans' Affairs Minister Predrag Matic, who said: "On this occasion we remember the most glorious days in the recent history of Croatia and all our friends. We are here today to express our gratitude, because Operation Storm ended the war and brought peace, and tomorrow we will do the same in Knin."

The delegation of the President of the Republic was headed by the Armed Forces Chief of Staff, General Drago Lovric, while the Croatian Parliament delegation was led by MP Gordana Sobol. The wreath-laying ceremony was also attended by delegations of the Ministry of the Interior, the Armed Forces General Staff, the Police Directorate and veterans' organisations. (Hina)

4. 8. 2014.
Croatia marks Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day on August 5
Zagreb - Croatia commemorates the Day of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving and the Day of Croatian Defenders on August 5, the day when 19 years ago its military and police forces regained control of most of the occupied territory in a military offensive dubbed Operation Storm.
23. 7. 2014.
European affairs committee backs Mimica as European commissioner candidate

Zagreb - The parliamentary European Affairs Committee has endorsed Neven Mimica as Croatia's candidate for the European Commission in the 2014-19 period. Addressing the committee, Mimica spoke of the EC's achievements in consumer protection, for which he was in charge, the need to strengthen the European Union's democratic legitimacy through cooperation with the national parliaments, and the political guidelines of new EC President Jean-Claude Juncker.

16. 7. 2014.
Croatian parliament Speaker pushes for stronger economic ties with US
Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Josip Leko and Deputy Speaker Dragica Zgrebec on Wednesday attended a meeting of a United States business delegation and representatives of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) and the Croatian Employers Association which discussed possibilities of developing economic cooperation.
16. 7. 2014.
Leko welcomes participants in Transatlantic Forum
Zagreb - The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Josip Leko, welcomed participants in the 15th Transatlantic Forum of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation entitled "Croatia: From Independence to the 28th Member of the European Union and NATO - A Guarantee for a Peaceful Future", which was being held in the Croatian Parliament building on Wednesday.
Parliamentary oversight for Government accountability – oral questions from Members of Parliament

Members of Parliament posed most of their oral questions to the Government of the Republic of Croatia related to finance and economy in the first half of the year 2014.

Most of the questions, both oral and written, have been posed to the President of the Government (85). Second most asked questions were directed to the ministers of finance, administration and agriculture.

Members of Parliament were dissatisfied with 9 responses during the session therefore, according to the Standing Orders of the Croatian Parliament, requested the Government to submit them a written response.

According the data acquired by the Parliament’s INFODOK Service Department, most of the oral questions were posed by the MPs from HDZ (67), SDP (58) and Croatian Labourists – Labour Party (53). Individually most oral questions were posed by MPs Mirela Holy (37), Ivan Šimunović (35) and Jakša Baloević (28).

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Parliament adjourned.

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