The Croatian parliament's Committee on War Veterans, which was to have discussed the budget proposal for 2016 on Monday, did not do so because Committee chair Miodrag Demo postponed the session, noting that he was doing it because discussing the budget without a Veterans Minister having been appointed would be irresponsible.
Demo, a member of the Bandic Milan 365 party, proposed discontinuing the session because a minister representing veterans had still not been appointed.
"I asked for a meeting with Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic so that we can obtain information on the war veterans minister," Demo said, apologising to Finance Minister Zdravko Maric who arrived with his associates to explain the budget proposal before the committee on war veterans.
Demo then asked the Committee members to say who was in favour of cancelling the session, to which Social Democrat Nenad Stazic responded that he could cancel the session himself, and that if he wanted to discuss the agenda, he should open a discussion.
"Do you want to postpone the session or not?" Stazic asked, to which Demo said that he was postponing it.
Another Committee member, Social Democrat Zeljko Jovanovic, criticised the government for irresponsible behaviour, saying Demo was making a show of the committee's session.