Petrov says vote of confidence in government Wednesday

The president of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, said on Monday he expected parliament to give a vote of confidence in the new Croatian government on Wednesday.

Asked when he expected a vote of confidence to be given in the new government, Petrov said "I expect that to happen the day after tomorrow."

If the government is given a vote of confidence by then, Croatian Democratic Union chief and PM-designate Andrej Plenkovic will travel to Brussels on Thursday and attend a European Council meeting as Croatia's prime minister, Petrov said.

Asked about Bridge's candidates for ministerial positions in the new government, Petrov said three ministers from the Bridge party who also sat in the previous government were candidates -- Slaven Dobrovic is a candidate for environmental protection minister, Ante Sprlje would again be justice minister and Vlaho Orepic interior minister. Another Bridge member, Ivan Kovacic, who was not a member of the previous government will be proposed to parliament as a new deputy prime minister and public administration minister.

Last update: Mon, 17/10/2016 - 21:59


PM-designate presents ministerial nominees


Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:49

New Croatian PM Oreskovic takes office


Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 14:19

More from Croatia

INA and Deloitte to analyse options for sustainable business at Sisak

The INA oil company has chosen the Deloitte consulting firm to identify and analyse options for sustainable business...

Croatia sets up council for talks with MOL on INA buyout

Croatia's government on Thursday decided to establish an eight-member council for negotiations with Hungary's MOL on...

Defence ministry's 2017 procurement outlays to reach EUR 226 mln

The Defence Ministry presented its procurement plan for 2017 worth HRK 1.7 billion of which HRK 470 million will be...

Croatia to decide on its own whether to join sanctions against Dodik

Croatia will decide on its own whether to join in the US sanctions against Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik...

Erjavec insists on possible incidents if Croatia rejects border arbitration ruling

Slovenia-Croatia relations might be additionally strained over a ruling to be made by an international border...