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19. 6. 2017.
Parliament adopts law to increase maternity, parental allowances

Zagreb - The Croatian parliament on Monday increased maternity and parental allowances by unanimously adopting a law to that effect, with 122 votes in favour. The government has secured HRK 156.6 million for the implementation of the law for this year, HRK 313 million for next year, and HRK 346.5 million for 2019. The law is to go into force on July 1.

Under the law, the maximum allowance for the second half of the year-long maternity leave for employed parents will rise from HRK 2,660 to HRK 3,991. For unemployed parents who do not meet the criterion of 12 or 18 months of service, the parental allowance will increase from HRK 1,663 to 2,328.

The parental allowance for parents with twins and for a third and every subsequent child until the age of three will be increased from HRK 1,663 to 2,328. The parliament also amended laws on civil servants, air quality, hunting, copyright and related rights and marine fisheries and adopted a law ratifying an agreement between the Croatian and Ukrainian governments on cooperation in the prevention of natural disasters and removal of their consequences.

It also decided that March 16 would be marked as a national obesity awareness day. (Hina)

13. 6. 2017.
Jandroković, Duda: Croatia and Poland share views on many topics
Zagreb - Croatia's Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and the visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday agreed that Croatia and Poland had concurring views on many topics including foreign affairs topics at the global level.
12. 6. 2017.
Croatian Parliament Speaker receives Romanian Prime Minister
Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković received Romania's Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Monday and they agreed that in order to strengthen economic cooperation it was necessary to open air routes between Zagreb and Bucharest.
10. 6. 2017.
Fourth Plenary Session of the SEECP Parliamentary Assembly concludes the Croatian Parliament’s one-year Chairmanship of the Assembly

Zagreb – The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Mr Gordan Jandroković chaired the Fourth Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP), held on Saturday in Zagreb within the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship-in-Office of the SEECP.

30. 5. 2017.
Parliament Speaker Jandroković calls for cooperation among MPs in ensuring political stability
Zagreb – At a ceremony marking Croatian Sabor Day on Tuesday Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković gave a speech in which he  emphasized  that the country's legislative body, the parliament, had to continue working on ensuring political stability and advancing legislation, calling on MPs to demonstrate unity regarding the accomplishment of state and national interests just as they demonstrated unity on European topics, and to cooperate in ensuring political stability and strengthening state institutions as well as economic growth and development.

Distribution of mandates in the Croatian Parliament in May 2017

Croatian Parliament is composed of 151 active mandates, 5 are terminated and 29 in the state of the suspension of the term of office.

There are 140 Members of Parliament with a term of office within 17 parliamentary parties and 11 independent Members of Parliament. Mandates are distributed as follows:

Croatian Democratic Union (56), Social Democratic Party of Croatia (37), Bridge of the Independent Lists (13), Croatian People's Party - Liberal Democrats (9), Croatian Peasant Party (5), Istrian Democratic Assembly (3), Independent Democratic Serbian Party (3), Human Blockade (3), Let's Change Croatia (2), Croatian Demochristian Party (2), HRAST - Movement for Successful Croatia (1), Croatian Social-Liberal Party (1), Croatian Pensioners Party (1), Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (1), People's Party - Reformists (1), Power - People's and Civic Engagement Party (1) and Party of Croatian Intergenerational Solidarity (1).

Among the Independent MPs, seven of them are members of MP clubs: Vladimir Bilek and Ermina Lekaj Prljaskaj in Deputy Club of the Labour and Solidarity Party, Party of Croatian Intergenerational Solidarity, Reformists and independent MPs, Bruna Esih in Deputy Club of the Croatian Democratic Union,  Veljko Kajtazi in Deputy Club of the Croatian People's Party - Liberal Democrats and Croatian Party of Pensioners, Tomislav Žagar and Ivan Kovačić in Deputy Club of the Bridge of the Independent Lists, Furio Radin in Deputy Club of the Istrian Democratic Assembly, Primorje - Gorski Kotar Alliance and Charter for Rijeka, Marin Škibola in Deputy Club of the Let's Change 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 convoked the Parliament for the 4th session scheduled to take place on 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30 June and 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 July 2017.

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