Parl. committee doesn't okay government's proposal for state assets commission

Government-sponsored draft amendments to the law on the management of state-owned property were not endorsed on Friday by the parliamentary 13-member Committee on the Constitution, given that four MPs from the parliamentary majority voted for the proposed amendments, and the same number of Opposition lawmakers were against it.

Other members did not attend today's meeting.

Under the proposed amendments, the future commission in charge of state assets management would include both deputy prime ministers: Tomislav Karamarko of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and Bozo Petrov of the Bridge reformist party, and the Opposition finds that the proposed solution will be inefficient as the commission will comprise an even number of members (eight), which could block decision-making.

"Judging by our experience so far, when those two deputy prime ministers negotiate about something, it takes much time. We will have a commission that will make no decisions," said Pedja Grbin of the SDP.

Last update: Fri, 12/02/2016 - 21:59
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