New government's home affairs guidelines

The home affairs section of the new Croatian government's programme, unveiled on Friday, outlines a new national security strategy with responses to the issues of migrations, potential terrorist threats and de-politicisation of the law enforcement system.

The new government intends to improve the interaction between the prosecutorial authorities and the police.

According to the programme's guidelines published on the Croatian parliament's website, the police service is to be reorganised by downsizing administrative staff in proportion to the police on the ground.

The new government also plans to improve police professional standards.

Regarding the justice ministry, judges will be asked to make additional effort to reduce the backlog of cases.

The government of Prime Minister-designate Tihomir Oreskovic plans to encourage model court cases  in order to make the interpretation of laws in court practice faster.

One of the goals is to put in operation again the Council for the Implementation of Judicial Reform.

As for the public administration sector, the document envisages rationalisation of "first-instance" administration bodies and a merger of local administration units.

Last update: Fri, 22/01/2016 - 15:16
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