Parliament cancels Mesic's entitlement to office space

The Croatian parliament on Wednesday cancelled former President Stjepan Mesic's entitlement to office space.

Eighty-one MPs voted in favour of proposed amendments to the law regulating the special rights of former presidents of the republic, 44 voted against and four abstained.

As of June 1, Mesic will no longer be entitled to office space, a vehicle and a chauffer, but will still be entitled to a bodyguard.

The amendments were proposed by the Bridge party, a junior partner in the ruling coalition. The measure is expected to save about 600,000 kuna (80,000 euros) in the state budget annually.

MPs on Wednesday voted on the items of the agenda discussed in the last three weeks.

Last update: Wed, 18/05/2016 - 12:56

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