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19. 9. 2014.
Leko attending security forum in US Congress

Washington - Croatian Parliament Speaker Josip Leko is in the US Congress attending the Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum on terrorist threats, and on the sidelines of the conference he has held bilateral meetings with senior members of Congress, who told him that they considered Croatia a partner country.

The forum has brought together representatives of the parliaments of 12 European countries for discussions with members of Congress and experts from the intelligence community on political challenges posed by terrorism to issues relating to intelligence, security and civil liberties in the US and Europe.

On Thursday, Leko had bilateral meetings with the Democratic Party leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats, Dana Rohrabacher. He also met with Senator Mark Begich. The US officials noted that they appreciated Croatia as a partner country with great development potential. The topics discussed included the visa regime and the situation in Southeast Europe, particularly in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Croatian Parliament delegation includes the Chairman of the Committee on Home Affairs and National Security, Miroslav Tuđman. (Hina)

12. 9. 2014.
European Interparliamentary Conference on sustanable tourism closed in Mali Lošinj

Mali Lošinj – European Interparliamentary Conference on sustainable tourism ended today in the town of Mali Lošinj with presentations of experts and panel discussions on cultural tourism and tourism in the function of environmental protection.

12. 9. 2014.
Parliament Speaker says rush on referendums under way in Croatia

Photo: StortingetOslo - Civil society is an important form of extra-institutional opposition, Croatian Parliament Speaker Josip Leko said at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in Oslo on Friday, adding that there was in Croatia "a sort of rush on referendums by those who are against government decisions."

Distribution of mandates in the Croatian Parliament

Croatian Parliament is composed of 151 active mandates, 22 are terminated and 35 in the state of the suspension of the term of office.

There are 140 Members of Parliament with a term of office within 15 parliamentary parties and 11 independent Members of Parliament. Mandates are distributed as follows:

Social Democratic Party of Croatia (57), Croatian Democratic Union (42), Croatian People’s Party – Liberal Democrats (12), Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (7), Croatian Labourists – Labour Party (5), Croatian Party of Pensioners (4), Independent Democratic Serbian Party (3), Istrian Democratic Assembly (2), Croatian Civic Party (2), 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), Petar Baranović and Natalija Martinčević in Deputy Club of the Democratic Centre, New Wave and Independent MPs Petar Baranović and Natalija Martinčević and Slavko Linić and Branko Vukšić in Deputy Club of Slavko Linić and Branko Vukšić, Independent MPs and Nedžad Hodžić, Bosnian Democratic Party of Croatia.

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 14th session scheduled to take place on 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 September 2014.

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