Zagreb - The last Croatian Parliament, which was dissolved on Monday, sat for 421 days and discussed 1,702 items on its agenda since it was established in mid-October 2016, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said after the dissolution of the 151-seat legislature.
"We spent 421 days for our sitting, more than previous Parliaments. For instance, the fifth Parliament sat for 298 days, sixth for 332, the seventh for 393, and the eighth Parliament spent 58 days in sitting," he said at a news conference.
The last Parliament passed 735 laws.
"Contrary to criticism against lawmakers, it seems to me that we have made parliament's work more dynamic," Jandroković said, adding that this was also evident in the statistical figures.
Considering Croatia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2020, Jandroković said that unfortunately, the plans for the presidency could not be fully implemented due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The next parliamentary election has to be held within a period of 30 and 60 days of parliament's dissolution which means that Croatians can go to the polls as early as June 21 and no later than July 12.