On behalf of the Croatia Is Growing coalition, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Saturday submitted to the Bridge (MOST) party its views in writing on Bridge's reform proposals, with SDP president Zoran Milanovic assessing the negotiations with Bridge as good and reiterating that Croatia Is Growing wanted to and could cooperate with Bridge as partners.
Over the past four years, the SDP-led coalition "implemented responsible reforms, preserved social peace and cleared up the mess of the chaos and corruption which the previous government left behind," Milanovic said in a letter to Bridge on the coalition's website.
"Croatia today is growing. That's a result of the targeted and planned work of our government and the results of that work are clearly visible in numbers. A few days ago the Croatian Bureau of Statistics said that GDP grew 2.8 percent in the third quarter. Croatia is also growing in all segments which were marginalised for years and today we are a more organised and better state. There is still a lot to do, which is why it is important to continue in that direction," Milanovic said.
"We want to serve our citizens and lead Croatia in a positive direction of growth, order and work. Like the hundreds of thousands of citizens who gave us their confidence in the election, we don't want to allow a return to chaos, crisis and neglect of citizens. That's our joint duty and obligation. I said on election night already that we wish to and can cooperate with the Bridge of Independent Slates as partners and I invited you to talks on Croatia's future and responsible reforms," Milanovic said.