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Parliament decides: No referendums on election law changes, Istanbul Convention

Zagreb - There will be no referendums on changes to the election law or on repealing the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Croatian Parliament decided by a majority vote on Friday.
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Parliament rejects SDP's interpellation on failed fighter jet purchase

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Friday rejected conclusions from a motion to discuss the government's work over the failed purchase of F-16 fighter jets from Israel, with 79 MPs voting against the interpellation submitted by the Social Democratic Party (SDP), 43 voting in favour and three abstaining.
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Government sends to Parliament amendments to Police Act

Zagreb - Future reports on police work will be written by the Chief of Police who will then submit them to the interior minister who will forward them to the government and the government will forward them to Parliament by 1 June at the latest, according to amendments to the Police Act which the government on Thursday forwarded to Parliament.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker condemns Tajani's statement

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Monday condemned in the strongest terms as inappropriate a statement that European Parliament President Antonio Tajani made at the Basovizza pit near Trieste, downplaying the consequences of the fascist regime, saying "Long live Italian Istria, long live Italian Dalmatia."
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Jandroković meets with Austrian parliamentary delegation

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Thursday met with an Austrian parliamentary delegation led by the chairman of the Permanent Sub-Committee on EU Affairs of the National Council, Reinhold Lopatka, and the chairman of the EU Committee of the Federal Council, Christian Buchmann.
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Committee on the Constitution: Prerequisites not met to call referenda

Zagreb - The parliamentary Committee on the Constitution, Standing Orders and Political System on Wednesday decided with 11 votes in favour and one against that the prerequisites were not met to call referendums as proposed by the "People Decide" and the "Truth about the Istanbul Convention" civil society initiatives.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker and Greek president discuss ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and visiting Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos met on Tuesday to discuss ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation in all areas of common interest.
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Parliament soon to decide on declaring 22 February Croatian Glagolitic Script Day

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament is expected to soon decide on the initiative to declare Croatian Glagolitic Script Day on 22 February. Croatian Glagolitic Script Day is to be observed on 22 February in memory of the publishing of Missale Romanum Glagolitice (Croatian: Misal po zakonu rimskoga dvora), a Croatian missal, written in the Glagolitic script, and incunabulum printed in on 22 February 1483. It is the first printed Croatian book and also the first missal in Europe not published in the Latin script.
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Bill on libraries praised by both majority and opposition MPs during its 2nd reading

Zagreb - A final bill on libraries and library activities, which was given its second reading in parliament on Friday, was commended both by lawmakers from the ruling majority and from the Opposition, after improvements were made regarding the criteria for the selection of library directors and terms and conditions for establishing private libraries since its first reading.
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MPs applaud bill to facilitate access to public information by old and disabled people

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers on Thursday praised a a bill that imposes the obligation on agencies in the public sector to make their websites and mobile applications accessible to all users, notably to individuals with disabilities and to senior citizens.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker Jandroković receives incoming Israeli ambassador Mor

Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and incoming Israeli Ambassador to Croatia Ilan Mor, in Croatian Parliament (Photo: Croatian Parliament)
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Croatian Parliament observes a minute of silence for Holocaust victims

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament began its session on Friday with a minute of silence to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed on January 27.
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Parliament amends Consumer Protection Act

Zagreb - Parliament on Friday amended the Consumer Protection Act of which citizens, buyers and users of public services expect bigger protection and major changes to their benefit.
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Croatian Parliament will join in marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament will join in the marking of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed on January 27.
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Reiner in Ireland talks emigration and situation in Croatia's neighbourhood

Zagreb - Croatian Deputy Parliament Speaker Zeljko Reiner, who is on a two-day official visit to Ireland, met with Irish political and Church leaders for talks on Croatian emigrants, the economy and the situation in Croatia's neighbourhood,
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Public call for appointing Fiscal Policy Commission chair advertised

Zagreb - The parliamentary Committee on finances and state budget on Friday advertised a public call for applications for the post of the president of the Fiscal Policy Commission, and the applications can be submitted in the next 15 days.
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Renovated square, Franjo Tuđman monument unveiled in Rugvica

Zagreb - The renovated Franjo Tuđman square in Rugvica, just east of Zagreb, was unveiled on Friday alongside a monument dedicated to Croatia's first president. The square and the monument were inaugurated by Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković, Regional Development and EU Funds Minister Gabrijela Žalac as Prime Minister Andrej Plenković's envoy, and municipal head Mato Čičak.
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Jandroković: It is in the EU's interest for all member states to ratify CETA

Zagreb - Speaking on the occasion of the first anniversary of the implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada, Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said in Zagreb on Tuesday he firmly believed that all EU members would ratify the agreement because in that way both the EU and Canada would profit.
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Croatian and Canadian parliamentary speakers hail two countries' partnership in CETA, NATO

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and his Canadian counterpart Geoff Regan on Monday hailed the benefits of the trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, underscoring that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and NATO membership reinforce overall cooperation between Croatia and Canada.
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Jandroković calls on Croats to accept new challenges with optimism and resolve

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković says in his new Year message that the current holidays should be an additional incentive "for us to accept all future challenges with optimism and resolve" and to continue mastering them together and showing solidarity so as to enable a decent life and a better future to all citizens of Croatia.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković issued a Christmas message

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Sunday issued a Christmas message with his best wishes for all Croatians in the country and abroad. 
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School Textbooks Act passed by 81 votes

Zagreb - The 151-seat Parliament on Friday adopted the School Textbooks Act by 81 votes for to three against and 19 abstentions, after the draft legislation on this matter had strained the relations between partners in the ruling coalition in recent weeks.
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Set of laws on mountainous and assisted areas adopted

Zagreb - The Croatian parliament adopted by majority vote a set of laws on hilly and mountainous and on assisted areas to help their development through the implementation of various programmes and measures. The purpose of the new legislation is to ensure balanced development throughout Croatia.
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State Science Awards for 2017 presented

Zagreb - The State Science Awards for 2017 were presented in Parliament on Wednesday for life achievements by six reputable scientists - Janko Herak, Helena Jasna Mencer, Vera Garaj-Vrhovac, Josip Kovačević, Vjeran Katunarić and Emilio Marin.
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Parliament passes set of pension reform bills

Zagreb - Parliament on Friday passed a set of six bills for the comprehensive pension reform. The reform which enters into force as of 1 January 2019 foresees extending working life to 67 as of 2033.
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Parliament adopts agriculture and livestock farming bills

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament passed the Agriculture Bill on Friday, setting out agricultural policy goals and measures and a framework for their implementation. The measures concern rural development, direct aid, the agricultural market and other policy areas.
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Parliament votes in foster care act, HNS MPs abstain

Zagreb - The foster care bill that has caused disputes in the ruling coalition was voted in on Friday, with 72 members of parliament voting in favour, four against and six abstaining. The Opposition did not take part in the vote in a show of protest against the way the ruling majority functions.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker receives PMs who arrive in Zagreb for CEI summit

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Monday held separate meetings with the visiting prime ministers, Viktor Orban of Hungary, Zoran Zaev of Macedonia and Vasilica Viorica Dancila of Romania, who arrived in Zagreb for a two-day summit meeting of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Zagreb.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker meets with Albanian PM Edi Rama

Zagreb - Croatia strongly supports Albania's reform efforts on its journey toward the European Union and is prepared to provide technical assistance in that, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Tuesday during a meeting with Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama, who was in Zagreb attending a summit of the Central European Initiative.
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Parliament reappoints State Auditor Ivan Klešić

Zagreb - The Croatian parliament on Monday unanimously reappointed current State Auditor Ivan Klešić for another, eight-year term. Klešić was the only candidate for the post. His current term expires on December 10.
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Parliament adopts 2019 state budget

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Monday adopted the 2019 state budget and projections for 2020 and 2021, with revenues in 2019 totalling over HRK 136 billion and expenditures over HRK 140 billion. The budget was adopted with 79 votes in favour, 45 against and one abstention.
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Paliament Speaker wishes happy Hanukkah to Jewish believers

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Sunday extended his best wishes to the Jewish faithful on the occasion of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights.
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Grbin: The tourism should be focused on social, economic and ecological dimensions of sustainability

Zagreb - Within the framework of the Presidency of the Republic of Croatia over the Central European Initiative, the Parliamentary Assembly of the CEI Parliamentary Dimension was held today in the Croatian Parliament, with the participation of MPs from eleven CEI Member States.
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Statement of Readiness for Developing Cooperation and Partnership signed in the Croatian Parliament between the Croatian and Romanian Committees

Zagreb - At the end of the Interparliamentary Conference “The Role of Parliaments in Shaping the Future of Food and Farming, in the context of the Presidency of the Council of the EU trio, Doina Silistru, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Food Industry and Rural Development of Romanian Senate, Alexandru Stănescu, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Food Industry and Special Services of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies and Chair of the Croatian Parliament's Agriculture Committee, Tomislav Panenić signed a Statement of Readiness for Developing Cooperation and Partnership in the Process of Further Discussions on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker Jandroković opens the Interparliamentary Conference “The Role of Parliaments in Shaping the Future of Food and Farming”

Zagreb – Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković opened on Thursday the Interparliamentary Conference “The Role of Parliaments in Shaping the Future of Food and Farming”, held in the Croatian Parliament on 22 and 23 November 2018.
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CAP Post 2020: Demographic Renewal of Rural Areas as the Foundation of the European Agriculture’s Future

Zagreb - The second session of the two-day Interparliamentary Conference held in the Croatian Parliament on "The Role of Parliaments in the Future of Food and Farming" was dedicated to generational renewal.
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CAP Post 2020: Scientific research and digital transformation essential for agricultural development

Zagreb – At the end of the first day of the Interparliamentary Conference on “The Role of Parliaments in Shaping the Future of Food and Farming” the participants discussed issues related to agricultural research and food safety and quality.
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Zoran Pičuljan appointed as new Information Commissioner

Zagreb - Zoran Pičuljan has been appointed as the new Information Commissioner, after a secret ballot in parliament, with 87 lawmakers voting in his favour and 22 voting in favour of his opponent, Dubravka Bevandić.
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Milošević and Stier participated at the LX COSAC meeting

Vienna – Within the parliamentary dimension framework of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union LX COSAC, Conference of the Committees of the National Parliaments of the European Union Member States dealing with the European Union affairs, meeting was held in Vienna, 18 to 20 November 2018.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker receives Qatari emir Sheikh Al Thani

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Monday received the visiting Qatari emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and on that occasion the Croatian official expressed confidence that this reciprocal official visit would be conducive to efforts to boost bilateral relations, the press office of the Croatian parliament stated.
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State and other delegations lay wreaths, light candles at Vukovar Memorial Cemetery

Zagreb - State and other official delegations on Sunday laid wreaths and lit candles at the Homeland War Memorial Cemetery in Vukovar, on the occasion of Vukovar Remembrance Day and the 27th anniversary of the city's fall into the hands of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) and Serb paramilitaries on 18 November 1991, after a three-month siege.
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Parliament Speaker Jandroković says message from Vukovar is that war is the worst way to resolve conflict

Zagreb - Croatia Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Sunday that message from Vukovar to Croatia and the world is that war is the worst solution to conflicts and that regardless of all the tragedy, in the end this was a great victory.
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Jandroković: Meetings in Rome confirm high-level relations

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković, who was on a two-day working visit to Italy, on Friday held meetings with Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Maria Edera Spadoni, and the chairwoman of the foreign and European affairs committee of the Chamber of Deputies, Marta Grande, which confirmed a high level of relations between Italy and Croatia.
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Croatian Parliament Speaker visits Pontifical Croatian College of St. Jerome in Rome

Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Thursday in Rome visited the Croatian church of St Jerome and the Pontifical Croatian College of St. Jerome , a Catholic college, church and a society in the city of Rome intended for the schooling of Croatian clerics.
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Jandroković, Risikko discuss preparations for EU presidency

Helsinki - Croatia and Finland will preside over the European Union in times full of challenges and they are ready to fully cooperate and support one another, Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and his Finnish counterpart Paula Risikko said at their meeting in Helsinki on Wednesday.
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Jandroković: Croatia wants to promote stability and peace in the Mediterranean

Dubrovnik - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković, speaking in Dubrovnik on Tuesday, emphasised the importance of cooperation between northern and southern Mediterranean countries, adding that Croatia wanted to promote stability and peace in the Mediterranean.
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Joint Action for Security and Stability in the Mediterranean

Dubrovnik – The International Parliamentary Conference “Building democratic security in the Mediterranean: common challenges, shared responsibility” was held on Tuesday as part of Croatia’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, organized by the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the Croatian Parliament.
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Dombrovskis pledges support to Croatia's efforts to introduce euro

Zagreb - Members of the European Affairs Committee, Finance and Central Budget Committee, Committee on the Economy, Labour, Retirement System and the Social Partnership Committee and the Committee on Regional Development and European Union Funds held a meeting with the Vice-President of the European Commission and the Commissioner for Euro and Social Dialogue, Valdis Dombrovskis.
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Interparliamentary conference on EU's common agricultural policy to take place in Zagreb on Nov 22-23

Zagreb - An interparliamentary conference on the proposal of a new legal framework for the European Union's common agricultural policy for the next programme period will be held in the Croatian Parliament on November 22-23, the Chairman of the Croatian Parliament's Agriculture Committee, Tomislav Panenić, and Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolušić announced on Monday.
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Jandroković: Croatia and Hungary example of care for ethnic minorities

Pecs - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković met with his Hungarian counterpart Laszlo Kövér in Pecs on Wednesday, expressing great satisfaction with the level of rights enjoyed by the Croatian minority in Hungary and the Hungarian minority in Croatia, and pointing out that the two countries were an example of how countries should care for their ethnic minorities.
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