Unions: Post-election talks futile, it's time for compromise

The ongoing post-election negotiations on the formation of government are futile and precious time is being wasted, the leader of the Croatian Association of Workers' Unions (HURS), Ozren Matijasevic, said on Friday.

The fact that the interim budget is in effect until March 31 is sufficient reason for appealing to the Bridge party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) to reach a compromise because Croatia cannot afford any further expenditures, Matijasevic told a press conference in Sibenik.

The union leader noted that currently 36,777 busineses and more than 321,000 citizens have had their accounts frozen for more than 60 days, owing in excess of 299 billion kuna. That's why a compromise is urgently needed to form a government that will adopt a new budget taking into account the present situation, he said.

Last update: Fri, 20/11/2015 - 13:50
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