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9th Croatian Parliament dissolved

Zagreb - Croatia's ninth 151-seat Parliament on Monday ended its last session with the majority voting for parliament's dissolution.
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Jandroković: Bleiburg tragedy a crime committed out of revenge, due to ideology

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Saturday that defeated Croatian soldiers and civilians were killed at Bleiburg and along the Way of the Cross without a trial, contrary to international conventions, as victims of a crime committed our of revenge and due to ideology.
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Parliamentary committee upholds Hrvoj-Šipek's nomination as Attorney-General

Zagreb - The parliamentary Judiciary Committee on Wednesday upheld the nomination of Zlata Hrvoj-Šipek as Attorney-General. Hrvoj-Šipek told the Committee she had applied for the position of Attorney-General so that she can create an effective framework for the further operation of the State Prosecutor's Office (DORH).
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Parliament Speaker issues Labour Day message

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Thursday issued a message for the International Labour Day, thanking people of different occupations for making it easier for us to live through these challenging times and demanding circumstances.
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Committee upholds Daniel Markić's nomination as SOA head

Zagreb - The parliamentary Domestic Policy and National Security Committee on Wednesday conducted an online meeting and upheld a proposal for Daniel Markić's appointment as the head of the Security-Intelligence Agency (SOA) for a new four-year term.
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Opposition welcomes higher eligibility amount for supplementary health insurance

Zagreb - The parliamentary opposition on Wednesday welcomed a bill that would increase the eligibility threshold for supplementary health insurance which would be financed from the budget but noted that it was a pre-election move.
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Reiner says Croatia remembering Jasenovac victims and the 30th anniversary of the first multi-party elections

Zagreb - Deputy Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner on Wednesday called on members of Parliament to remember two important anniversaries - the 75th anniversary of an outbreak of prisoners from the Jasenovac concentration camp and the 30th anniversary of the first multi-party elections in Croatia.
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Parliament Speaker: Evil done in WW II must never happen again

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Wednesday that such evil as was done during World War Two must never happen again in this region, and called for promotion of democratic values in the Croatian society.
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Parliament Speaker wishes Orthodox believers happy Easter

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković extended Easter greetings to Orthodox believers in Croatia on his and Parliament's behalf, wishing that the Easter light give them strength, faith, hope, interior peace, health and joy of living.
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Parliament to debate bill giving more powers to sanitary inspectors

Zagreb -  The Croatian Parliament will continue its session on Wednesday in its building in St. Mark's Square, and it will discuss, among other things, a bill giving more powers to sanitary inspectors and putting COVID-19 on a list of infectious diseases.
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Parliament Speaker Jandroković: Those who want to profit should be punished and condemned

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Tuesday that anyone who tries to use the current situation for their own benefit should be severely punished and publicly condemned, and he said that everyone will have to give up something in the period to come.
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State officials offer their best wishes to faithful for Easter

Zagreb - President Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Saturday issued messages offering their best wishes to believers who celebrate Easter according to the Gregorian calendar.
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Parliament Speaker offers his best wishes to Jewish faithful for Passover

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Wednesday offered his best wishes to the Jewish faithful on the occasion of the holiday of Passover. 
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Parliament adopts climate change adaptation strategy

Zagreb - Parliament on Tuesday adopted a strategy of adaptation to climate change in Croatia until 2040 with an outlook on 2070.
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Parliament debates SDP-sponsored coronavirus relief package

Zagreb - Parliament on Tuesday debated a package of 10 bills proposed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) aimed at helping the most vulnerable population to weather the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The set included measures such as a 12-month loan repayment moratorium and aid for the unemployed and pensioners.
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Bill on mobile phone surveillance sent to second reading

Zagreb - Parliament on Tuesday sent a bill o amendments to the law on electronic communication to a second reading, which would legalise broader surveillance of citizens' mobile phones as a measure in the fight against coronarvirus.
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Government's April rescue package receives strong support

Zagreb - The Government's April package of measures to bail out the economy affected by the corona crisis received strong support in the parliament on Tuesday. 
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Jandroković: We've found good balance between public health and fundamental values

Zagreb - Croatia has found a good balance in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, between protecting public health and fundamental values and freedoms, and it has been shown that the state is functioning very well in the present time of crisis, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said. 
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Speaker hopes MPs can return to Parliament building after Easter

Zagreb - Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Monday Parliament could resume sitting in its building in St. Mark's Square, which was damaged in the March 22 earthquake, after Easter.
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Lawmakers appeal to Government to help farmers and socially vulnerable groups

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers on Monday again appealed to the Government to help local agricultural producers and vulnerable social groups affected by the coronavirus crisis.
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Jandroković: PM to present new package of economic measures on Friday

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković announced on Thursday that Prime Minister Plenković would present the new package of measures to help the economy in the crisis caused by the coronavirus epidemic to Parliament on Friday, which MPs would discuss for two days and which would be put to a vote next Tuesday.
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Jandroković: Parliament continues business as usual

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Wednesday that the Parliament was continuing its business as usual and refuted criticism that decisions pertaining to human rights should be adopted by a two-third majority in the legislature in the current circumstances, too.
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Lawmakers tell citizens: Listen to authorities and be responsible

Zagreb - Lawmakers on Friday commended the national civil protection authority, thanked the people on the front lines in the fight against coronavirus and called on citizens to adhere to the instructions issued by relevant services and to act responsibly.
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Parliament Speaker says state institutions cooperating well in current crisis

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Wednesday that all state institutions were cooperating well and that protecting people's lives and health with as few consequences as possible was the main priority in the current crisis caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.  
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Parliament Speaker to request Constitutional Court's opinion on restrictions of civil liberties

Zagreb - The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Gordan Jandroković, announced on Wednesday he would request an opinion of the Constitutional Court on "restrictions of civil liberties" imposed as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Parliament observes minute's silence for 15-year-old girl fatally injured in earthquake

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament opened Wednesday's sitting with a minute of silence for a 15-year-old girl fatally injured in the earthquake in Zagreb on Sunday. Parliament convened in the old headquarters of the INA oil company because the Parliament building was damaged in the earthquake.
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Parliament to reconvene on Wednesday in historic INA building

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament will hold its sessions in the historic building of INA oil company given the damage Parliament House has suffered in earthquakes this past Sunday, and its members will discuss two government bills on Wednesday.
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Amendments to increase maternity benefits for the second six months

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Thursday unanimously adopted amendments to the maternity and parental allowance law which, from April 1, will increase the allowance for the second six months of the child's life.
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Parliament adopts set of bills to help businesses affected by COVID-19

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Thursday adopted a package of government-sponsored bills valued at almost HRK 30 billion to help the economy affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, with 63 measures primarily aimed at preserving jobs and ensuring payment of wages.
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Amendments giving national civil protection authority more powers voted in

Zagreb - The national civil protection authority has been given greater powers to facilitate the work of state institutions amid the coronavirus epidemic and amendments to that effect were voted in by the Parliament on Wednesday and they go into force on Thursday.
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MPs to sit in every other bench, galleries

Zagreb - In order to prevent the spreading of the novel coronavirus, the Croatian Parliament will organise its plenary sessions in line with the national civil protection authority's recommendations on minimum personal distance
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Speaker says Parliament will reduce its activities but will continue sitting

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Friday that the parliamentary leadership had reached a high degree of agreement with party groups on the need for the Parliament to continue working.
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Parliament Speaker, organisers talk 75th Bleiburg commemoration

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Thursday met with representatives of the Church and the Honorary Bleiburg Platoon about the organisation of the 75th Bleiburg commemoration in Austria.
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Parliament Speaker calls for permanent promotion of equal social opportunities

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Sunday sent a message with best wishes to female members of the Parliament and to female citizens of the country on International Women's Day, underscoring that Croatia will continue promoting a tolerant and equal society that provides all with equal opportunities.
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Jandroković called on the European Union to assume a joint response to the migrant crisis

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković, on the margins of the two-day Inter-parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP-CSDP), which began on Tuesday in Zagreb, called on the European Union to assume a joint response to the migrant crisis.
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Parliament adopts law proclaiming Vukovar place of special respect

Zagreb - Parliament on Friday adopted a law proclaiming the eastern town of Vukovar a place of special homeland respect and a law whereby the Health Ministry assumes charge of the Vukovar General County Hospital. The law proclaiming Vukovar a place of special respect was adopted by the majority vote. Its aim is to nurture the memory of what the town went through in the Homeland War as well as encourage its development.
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Parliament adopts 2021 census law

Zagreb - A population census will be taken in Croatia in spring 2021 under the Population Census Act which Parliament adopted on Friday after a week's delay and this morning's meeting of the ruling coalition. The census will take place from April 1 to May 7, 2021. It will be organised, coordinated and carried out by the national statistical office, for which the government has allocated HRK 177.3 million
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Parliament discusses proposal to appoint a commission for citizens' complaints against police work

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament on Thursday discussed a proposal to appoint a nine-member commission for citizens' complaints against the work of the Ministry of the Interior, whose establishment was envisaged by the Police Act back in 2015.
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Parliamentary committee approves Public Ombudswoman's report for 2018

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament's Human Rights and Ethnic Minorities Committee on Thursday unanimously endorsed the report for 2018 by Public Ombudswoman Lora Vidović, who cited racial and ethnic discrimination, a rise in the poverty risk rate for senior citizens, growing mistrust in state institutions and emigration as the biggest challenges.
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Deputy Parliament Speaker Reiner attends an inter-parliamentary conference in Brussels

Zagreb - Deputy Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner on Tuesday and Wednesday participated in the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union in Brussels, as part of European Parliamentary Week.
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Milanović sworn in as fifth President of Croatia

Zagreb - Zoran Milanović was sworn in as the fifth President of Croatia at a ceremony that started at noon on Tuesday in the President's Office in Zagreb. Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said President Zoran Milanović's inauguration speech was a good start to his term, highlighting the need to cooperate with Croatia's benefit.
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Kujundžić returns to Parliament, Jerković leaves for European Parliament

Zagreb - Members of Parliament on Thursday supported by a majority vote the decision of the Credentials and Privileges Commission (MIP) to terminate Milan Kujundžić's suspension of term of office as MP.
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Jandroković attends parliament speakers' meeting in Bratislava

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Thursday attended a meeting of national parliament speakers of the Slavkov group, which consists of Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as a representative of a country holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union. 
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Chief State Prosecutor says focus is on war crimes, corruption, hate speech

Zagreb - Chief State Prosecutor Dražen Jelenić presented in Parliament on Wednesday work reports for 2017 and 2018, saying his office (DORH) paid special attention to corruption cases but that it was difficult to expect results overnight because of numerous unfounded reports.
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Lawmakers agree on broad debate needed regarding the introduction of euro

Zagreb - Lawmakers agreed on Thursday on the need for a broad debate on the introduction of the euro currency in Croatia and a debate in Parliament on amendments to the Law on the Croatian National Bank and on Law on Credit Institutions will contribute in that regard.
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HNB Governor: Positive economic trends continue

Zagreb - Croatian National Bank (HNB) Governor Boris Vujčić submitted a report on the implementation of monetary policy in 2018-2019 to Parliament on Wednesday, saying that positive economic trends continued on the labour market with increased employment and wages.
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Parliamentary debate on abortion adjourned

Zagreb - A parliamentary debate on the SDP-sponsored bill on medical termination of pregnancy was adjourned on Wednesday evening because the Government had not declared its stance and its representative did not show up in the Parliament chamber.
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