Bozo Petrov

Petrov says govt' to discuss law on systematically important companies on Friday

The law on systematically important companies will be discussed on Friday, Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said on Thursday night after a meeting at the government at which the draft of the law was finalised, N1 television reported.

Petrov says hesitating with EU enlargement could further destabilise S-E Europe

The prospect of EU membership for Southeast European countries is very important, Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said in Rome on Friday, where he was attending a conference of EU parliament speakers on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Croatia won't participate in 'shameful' arbitration with Slovenia

Croatia will not participate in arbitration proceedings behind which are shameful acts by some members, Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said on Friday, commenting on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's statement that the Commission supported the Croatian-Slovenian border arbitration process.

Petrov rules out early parliamentary election

Parliament Speaker and Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov on Monday dismissed speculation about a reshuffle of the parliamentary majority, saying an early election was likelier, but that right now he did not see "such a scenario."

Wigemark says election legislation amendments of utmost importance for Bosnia

Wigemark said that amending the election legislation and continuing the process for joining the EU were the most important political processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Conflict of Interest Commission takes action against Petrov

The Conflict of Interest Commission holds that an official cannot use his public duty for personal gain and gain of people close to him.

Bosnian PM says unpleasantly surprised by Petrov's denial, Petrov responds

Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic said on Wednesday that he was "unpleasantly surprised" by Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov's denying that at his talks with Bosnia and Herzegovina's top officials on Tuesday, he explicitly opposed the establishment of new entities in that country, Zvizdic's office said.

Parliament rejects to strip Petrov, Bulj and Pupovac of immunity

The Croatian parliament on Wednesday endorsed the position of the Credentials and Privileges Committee (MIP) and refused to strip two Bridge officials

Petrov says Bosnia priority of Croatia's foreign policy

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov announced in Sarajevo on Tuesday the continuation of Croatia's full support for Bosnia and Herzegovina's efforts to preserve its stability and territorial integrity as well as its aspirations to joint Euro-Atlantic associations.

Petrov says Croatia has become better country because of Bridge

The leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, said on Saturday that Croatia had become a better country with the appearance of his party, promising that Bridge would follow the trends it had set for others as a precondition for further making order in the country.

Petrov and Bulj not stripped of immunity in private suit

The parliamentary Credentials and Privileges Commission (MIP) on Tuesday rejected motions to strip two Bridge officials

Petrov: Serbia's reaction inappropriate

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said on Tuesday that Serbia's reaction, after it became obvious that Chapter 26 in its EU negotiations would not be opened, was "completely inappropriate."

Petrov and Valls Noyes reaffirm Croatian-US partnership

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov on Thursday received US Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes, their first meeting since he stepped into office in mid-October, according to a Parliament press release.

Parliament speaker meets ambassadors of Ukraine, Hungary, China

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov on Tuesday received the ambassadors of Ukraine, Hungary and China with whom he discussed bilateral relations, and the strengthening of both political and economic cooperation.

Petrov: Croatia-Montenegro cooperation exemplary in region

After Croatian lawmakers ratified the NATO-Montenegro accession protocol on Friday, Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said that the cooperation between Croatia and Montenegro was a positive example in the region.  

Petrov: Electricity cheaper; bread, milk, drugs to remain at 5% VAT

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said on Thursday that the partners in the government-- his Bridge party and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) -- had hammered out an agreement on reducing electricity prices and keeping the preferential Value Added Tax rate (VAT) of 5% for bread, milk and medicines as part of the tax reform plan.

Petrov says Croats deviation from separatist, unitarist visions of Bosnia

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov on Monday held talks with Bosnian Presidency Croat member Dragan Covic about the recent arrest of former members of Bosnian Croat forces on suspicion of war crimes, saying Croatia would try to help and support the solving of the status of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and that Croats embodied a deviation from both a separatist and a unitarist vision of BiH.

Croatia-Finland ties good, emphasis should be put on economy

Croatia and Finland are friendly countries with good political relations that have a lot in common but their cooperation should be additionally strengthened on the economic front, Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov and his guest, Finnish Parliament Speaker Maria Lohele, said on Thursday.

Petrov says tax reforms to be presented after agreement between all partners

Croatian Parliament Speaker and Bridge party chief Bozo Petrov said on Wednesday that the final version of the tax reform would be presented after all partners agree on it, warning however of disproportions in the 2017 budget concerning electricity.

Speaker slams MPs for nonattendance of sessions

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov of the Bridge party has said that it is unacceptable for him that members of parliament, whose monthly salary is about 16,000 (over EUR 2,000), do not attend sessions on a regular basis, and announced a plan for penalties in the amount of three travel warrants (up to 1,500 kuna).

Petrov says if HDZ fails to comply with agreement , Bridge would join Opposition

Croatian Parliament Speaker and Bridge party chief Bozo Petrov spoke in an interview with Hina about his vision of parliament with him at its helm, option for the INA oil company and cooperation with the HDZ which he described as promising for now with a message that if the HDZ fails to comply with what had been agreed, Bridge would join the Opposition.

Petrov says isn't thinking of running for president

The speaker of the ninth parliament and leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, on Friday dismissed speculation that he planned to run for Croatia's president.

Petrov: Croatia won't impose solutions on Bosnia

Croatian Parliament Speaker and Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov said in an interview with the Bosnia and Herzegovina news portal Vijesti that speculation about his planning to run for President of Croatia was untrue, that his cooperation with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic was based on mutual trust and that Croatia would in no way impose solutions to problems in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Petrov: Maric's appointment as minister without portfolio agreed with Bridge party

Prime Minister designate Andrej Plenkovic sent to parliament late on Tuesday evening a proposal to appoint Goran Maric of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) a minister without a portfolio who will be in charge of managing state property and coordination between state offices and Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov confirmed on Wednesday the decision was agreed with his Bridge party.

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.

New Croatian Parliament inaugurated

The ninth 151-member Croatian Parliament was inaugurated on Friday following the September 11 snap election, and Bozo Petrov of the Bridge party was appointed Speaker of Parliament.

Petrov says Bridge will insist on its demands but won't jeopardise gov't formation

The head of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, said on Monday that Bridge would insist on its seven demands, however, the party would not jeopardise the forming of the government.

Petrov: We'll have the 15 deputies needed to have bills discussed under fast-track procedure

Speaking about amendments to the Distraint Act, Petrov said that the party had to give up its initial plan and that agreement had been reached to help families whose property was seized by giving them alternative accommodation until they started earning enough to be able to pay for their basic needs

Petrov, Kovac slam violence during Bosnian vote

Croatia's outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov and Foreign Minister Miro Kovac visited Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Sunday and condemned an incident during local elections there last Sunday, when a Bosniak candidate for municipal head beat up two Croat members of the election commission, which led to voting in Stolac being stopped.

Petrov says parliament speaker's post very important

Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov said on Sunday the office of parliament speaker was very important to him, that the Bridge's guarantees would be voted on before the formation of the government, and that failure to attend sessions when laws were being adopted would cost MPs HRK 500.

Plenkovic says will bring president 91 or 92 signatures supporting him as PM-designate

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday he would bring President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Monday 91 or 92 signatures of MPs for forming a new government, adding that the HDZ's nearly month-long talks with their partners in the Bridge party, with its leader Bozo Petrov at the helm, had been constructive and without dramatic situations.

Plenkovic and Petrov say compromise deal on new gov't reached

The leaders of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Bridge party, Andrej Plenkovic and Bozo Petrov, on Friday confirmed that the two parties had reached a compromise agreement on all vital issues concerning the work of the future government.

Bridge to decide on deal with HDZ on Thursday

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Bridge party continued their talks on government formation on Wednesday, discussing the distribution of portfolios.

Plenkovic says HDZ, Bridge possibly to agree cooperation today or tomorrow

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic has said that he believes that his party will be able to say on Wednesday or on Thursday at the latest that it and the Bridge coalition of independent slates have reached an agreement on cooperation.

Plenkovic, Petrov believe they could hammer out deal by next week

The leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) chief Andrej Plenkovic on Monday expressed satisfaction with a round of negotiations held today as well as hope that next week the president of the republic could give them the mandate to form a government.

Plenkovic says expects intensive negotiations with Bridge this week

The leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Andrej Plenkovic, said on Sunday that negotiations with partners from the Bridge party would continue on Monday and that he expected an intensive course of talks in the week to come.

Petrov: Signatures for PM-Designate after agreement on entire "package"

After meeting with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic for consultations on Wednesday, Bridge leader Bozo Petrov said that the party would give its signatures to form a new government once "the entire package is agreed" in negotiations with the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).

Plenkovic ready to offer Petrov post of First Deputy PM

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic, poised to become Croatia's new Prime Minister, said on Wednesday that he saw no problem in offering the position of First Deputy Prime Minister to Bozo Petrov, the leader of the Bridge reformist party.

Petrov: HSS decision to back Plenkovic won't change Bridge-HDZ relationship

The leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, said on Wednesday that the decision by the presidency of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) that their five members of Parliament would support Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic as prime minister-designate would not change the Bridge-HDZ relationship or the recently begun talks on government formation.

Plenkovic, Petrov reach compromise regarding some demands submitted by Bridge

"We agreed that some of these topics (seven demands Bridge submitted for the forming of the new government) were realistically achievable at beginning of the work of the next Croatian parliament while some will most definitely be part of the programme of the new government with a clearly defined flow-chart, which will be realised," HDZ chief Plenkovic told reporters on Monday evening.

Bridge chief says talks with HDZ more constructive than before

The Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov said on Wednesday that the ongoing negotiations between his party and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), the relative winner of the 11 September early elections, on Croatia's new government were more positive and constructive than the talks between the two parties after the 8 November 2015 elections.

Plenkovic and Petrov satisfied with first round of talks

The leaders of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Bridge party, Andrej Plenkovic and Bozo Petrov respectively, said on Tuesday that they were satisfied with the first round of their talks on forming the new government.

Plenkovic expects stable government with clear agenda

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic said in an interview with the commercial RTL television channel on Tuesday that negotiations with the Bridge party were going well and without ultimatums, adding that he expects to form a stable government with a clear programme for the next four years.

Bridge members delighted with results of exit polls

Members of the Bridge party and its supporters on Sunday welcomed with applause and euphoric shouts the results of exit polls showing that the party is set to win 11 seats in the parliament after it came third in Croatia's snap election.

Petrov expects to win more than 12 seats in election

The leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, said in an interview with RTL on Thursday evening that he expected to win more than 12 seats in the coming early parliamentary election and that his party would score even better than projected by analysts.

Bridge says wants the voice of the people to win in parliament

The Bridge party wants the voice of the people to win in parliament because Bridge members did not enter politics to feather their nest but to bring changes for the better, Bridge leader Bozo Petrov said at the party's final election rally on Tuesday.

Petrov urges voters not to vote out of fear of the Right or the Left

The leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, on Sunday called on voters not to vote out of fear of the Right or the Left in the September 11 early parliamentary election because members of those two camps "are neither right nor left under the skin."

SDP official: There are similarities between our, Bridge's positions, we could cooperate

Social Democrat and former Finance Minister Boris Lalovac said on Saturday that there were similarities between the positions of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Bridge based on which they could cooperate.

Bridge party presents seven terms for cooperation with SDP, HDZ

Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov on Saturday made public his party's seven terms for cooperation with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which, he said, those two parties would have to accept within 30 days from the inauguration of the next parliament if they wanted Bridge's support to form a government.

Bridge: We aren't dividing Croatia into left and right

The Bridge party on Thursday presented its candidates for the constituency covering the Zagreb area in the September snap election, saying that Bridge isn't dividing Croatia into left and right.

Dubrovnik Forum ends; Central and eastern European leaders push for closer cooperation

The Dubrovnik Forum on the topic of stronger connections between European Union member states in the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Sea area closed on Friday afternoon and Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov said that it would be great if the ideas presented at the forum were to be achieved.

Bozo Petrov: Serbia should ask itself what it did

The leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, on Wednesday commented on the current tensions in Croatian-Serbian relations, describing protest notes and statements coming from Serbia as "a circus" and noting that Serbia should ask itself what it has done.

Petrov expects same number of MPs, hopes for more

Bridge president Bozo Petrov said in Osijek on Tuesday he expected his party to win at least the same number of seats in September's early parliamentary election as last year and that he hoped it would win more.

Petrov: We'll keep changing system tailored by HDZ and SDP

Leader of the Bridge party Bozo Petrov on Tuesday said in Osijek that in the past period Bridge had endeavoured to change "malignant duopoly" tailored by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and Social Democratic Party (SDP), two major political parties.

Petrov: Milanovic, Plenkovic tried to outdo one another in making promises

"I think it's ridiculous to speak about creating hundreds of thousands of jobs or boast about planning to reduce VAT when you know that VAT is a guarantee of budget stability," said Petrov.

Petrov heading Bridge slate in Constituency No. 10, Orepic in Constituency No. 1

Bridge leader Bozo Petrov confirmed on Friday that he would be heading his party's slate in Constituency No. 10 and that Vlaho Orepic would be heading the slate in Constituency No. 1, which covers Zagreb, dismissing remarks that he was not running in Constituency No. 1 because he was afraid of the confrontation with Social Democratic Party leader Zoran Milanovic and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic.

Petrov wants TV debate with Plenkovic, Milanovic

Bridge party president Bozo Petrov said on Sunday that he would like to take part in a TV debate with Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic and Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic, and announced that his party would soon decide whether he would run against them in Constituency I.

Petrov says controversial salute should neither be banned nor used

The president of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, said on Sunday that the salute "For the Homeland, Ready!" should neither be banned nor used as there were much nicer salutes and songs by which the homeland can be glorified and that the most appropriate thing would be to educate the youth about that salute.

Executive authority leaders slam incidents in Knin

Representatives of the executive authority on Friday evening condemned the incidents which took place in Knin after the official marking of the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm, when a group of citizens sang Ustasha songs and shouted the Ustasha salute, and the Serbian flag was also set on fire.

Petrov announces possibility of running for prime minister

The leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, said he would soon present his party's election platform in which Bridge would again insist on reforms, announcing the possibility of his candidacy for the position of prime minister after the September 11 parliamentary election.

Bridge says some media pretend as if political duopoly still exists in Croatia

The Bridge party protested in strong terms on Tuesday against reducing TV debates only to the leaders of the SDP and the HDZ, Zoran Milanovic and Andrej Plenkovic respectively, saying that some media pretended as though Croatia was still a "political duopoly".

Petrov does not rule out cooperation with SDP but without Milanovic

The leader of the Bridge party and Deputy Prime Minister, Bozo Petrov, said in the northern coastal city of Rijeka on Monday that he believed that ethics and fair play were possible in politics and that this time Bridge would seek stronger guarantees from possible partners and that he was not excluding cooperation with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) but without Milanovic in executive government.

Govt. officials inspect landfill clean-up in Ludbreg

Environment and Nature Protection Minister Slaven Dobrovic and Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov on Thursday inspected the clean-up of the Meka landfill in the northern Croatian town of Ludbreg worth almost HRK 36 million.

Petrov waiting for Oreskovic to decide whether he'll be Bridge's candidate for PM

The leader of the Bridge reformist party, Bozo Petrov, said on Sunday they were still waiting for Tihomir Oreskovic to decide whether he would be their candidate for prime minister, and if he declined, Petrov was ready to take up the post.  

Petrov: Karamarko's resignation comes too late

Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov said on Tuesday, in a comment on Tomislav Karamarko's resignation as HDZ chief, that his resignation came too late, that "one man does not make a party" and that both the SDP party and the HDZ "need structural changes."

Bridge MP: HDZ made use of Oreskovic to come to power

The whip of the Bridge party club, Miroslav Simic, said on Thursday that the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) made use of (non-partisan technocrat candidate) Tihomir Oreskovic to come to power by proposing him for premier and hoping at the same time that he and the Bridge party would not be able to see through the HDZ's political games.

Karamarko: Bridge and Petrov won't manage to topple government

All six Bridge ministers in the government voted against the government's decision, as did Bridge leader Bozo Petrov.

Petrov: Bridge isn't for new election but isn't for old models of conduct either

Bridge leader Bozo Petrov said on Friday the party was not for a new election but that it could not back old models of conduct, voicing confidence that First Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko would assume responsibility and the ruling Patriotic Coalition nominate a new candidate to replace him.

Petrov to hold news conference Friday afternoon

Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov will hold a news conference, scheduled for 1730 hrs Friday, in the main offices of his party, according to a press release issued by the Bridge party on Friday morning

HDZ official says Petrov should dedicate himself more to work in gov't

The Secretary-General of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Milijan Brkic, has commented on Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov's statement that his Bridge party will opt for an early election if things do not start to change, ...

Petrov calls for putting end to obstruction of laws

In an interview with Croatian Television, Petrov said that Bridge members wanted as much of what they had advocated as possible to be implemented, that they had their own professions and that they would not consider leaving the government a problem.

Petrov lays wreath at Bleiburg, says: "Let's stop being hostage to the past"

"Let's stop the 'us and them' divisions and let's deal with the problems of our citizens together," Petrov said, adding that it was time Croatia stopped being hostage to its past and to divisions "imposed by irresponsible politicians who thrive on them like parasites."

Petrov and Tolusic reassure press that gov't will last until term's end

Asked by the press how detrimental the services which Mrs. Karamarko had provided to the MOL lobbyist might be to national interests, Petrov said that the government firmly stood by the position that it was necessary to protect national interests.

Petrov sees no reason for gov't to break apart

Deputy Prime Minister and Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov has said that he could see no reason for the incumbent government to break apart, and added that his party will not succumb to ultimatums.

Deputy PM says whole public administration will be networked

Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov said in Dubrovnik on Friday that the whole public administration would be networked and all public bodies connected so that citizens could obtain all information and requests in one place.

Petrov, Maric dismiss criticism against gov'ts proposal to strip ex-president of office

The government is expected to put forward the decision to rescind the Office of former President Stjepan Mesic, explaining this as a austerity measure.

Petrov: INA, forest, water management companies can't be sold off

Petrov made the statement in an interview with the Jutarnji List daily issue of Saturday, when asked about the government's policy on INA and the possible sale of its shares.

Petrov hopes win-win situation can be brokered with unions

Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov of the Bridge party said on Monday after the first round of talks with public-sector unions on a six-percent pay rise that he was sure that everyone would be in a "win-win" situation at the end of the negotiating process.

Deputy PM Petrov announces cuts for former president's office

"The amendment will be accepted to a certain measure with regard to finances and I hope that the amendments to the law on the former president's office will be introduced," Petrov told reporters.

Petrov hopes veterans minister will be chosen within a week

He told the press that a session, which was also attended by Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic and at which deputies discussed draft 2016 budget, was constructive and positive.

Croatian deputy PMs discuss LNG terminal project with US energy envoy

Karamarko and Hochstein agreed that the LNG project on the northern Adriatic island of Krk was of mutual interest to both Croatia and the United States.

Petrov: I never discussed candidate for veterans minister with Karamarko

He said he had not discussed this issue with Karamarko and that the selection of the Minister of Veterans' Affairs would be conducted in the same way the other ministers had been selected.

Lawmakers pass 1st law sponsored by new government

Croatia's Parliament on Friday adopted the first law sponsored by the cabinet of Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic and this was a bill of amendments to legislation on the management of state-owned property.

Deputy PM sees no reason for SOA head's dismissal

The Bridge party leader and a Deputy Prime Minister, Bozo Petrov, said on Saturday that at this moment he could see no reason for the replacement of Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA) chief Dragan Lozancic, with whom he had talked and added that "clear arguments for such a move must exist, if that happens".

Decision on whether veterans minister will remain in office after govt. session

A decision on the political fate of War Veterans' Minister Mijo Crnoja will be made public after a government session on Thursday which he will not attend, government sources said in the early hours of Thursday.

Petrov: Media reports should primarily worry Crnoja

As for Crnoja's announcement that a register of traitors should be published, Petrov said that making announcements before agreeing on them was not a good thing.

Oreskovic says teamwork is important

"There is one prime minister, but teamwork is important. Therefore it is important for me to have the support from Karamarko and Petrov," Oreskovic said in an interview aired by the RTL commercial broadcaster on Monday.

Petrov says has no knowledge of alleged electoral fraud

As for an idea of War Veterans' Affairs Minister Mijo Crnoja, HDZ, about compiling a register of traitors, Petrov said that Bridge disapproved of it.

Petrov: Gov't set to enhance networking of public administration

Deputy Prime Minister and Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov has said in an interview to Hina that the new government will be committed to reinforcing the networking of all public administration bodies.

New Croatian PM Oreskovic takes office

The new Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic took over the office from his predecessor Zoran Milanovic on late Friday night after the parliament approved the Oreskovic cabinet by 83 votes to 61, with five abstentions.

Oreskovic is Croatia's new prime minister

Croatia's parliament late Friday backed the country's new prime minister, Tihomir Oreskovic, and his centre-right cabinet with 83 votes in favour, 63 against and five abstentions.

Karamarko and Petrov: Government's first move will be to draw up budget

"(Our first moves) will be to draw up a budget and create legislative prerequisites to facilitate investment, reduce public debt and take a series of measures to encourage economic development," 

Bridge party presents its ministerial candidates

He said that expectations from the ministerial candidates were great. "Considering the way they were chosen, I don't believe in anything but success," said Petrov.

Pusic says three months of searching for ministers not good

She said that "it would be logical to allow all parliamentary deputies to discuss such an important matter as the appointment of a new government."

Milanovic: Nobody won elections, gov't will be weak

In an interview in the "Nedjeljom u dva" political talk show on Croatian Television on Sunday, Milanovic said that the SDP had lost the opportunity to form the government in post-election negotiations "very narrowly and in extra time."

Outgoing Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic says will sue Grmoja

Ostojic intends to sue Grmoja who claims that there are indications that Bridge leader Bozo Petrov was illegally investigated by the PNUSKOK police anti-corruption investigators.

Ostojic: USKOK confirmed Grmoja and Petrov's allegations false

An investigation has revealed that Petrov was not under surveillance, that his phone calls were not tapped or data on his phone contacts examined, USKOK said on its website.

Grmoja says investigation results as expected

Claims were already made in the past that there had not been any surveillance measures or examination of phone calls, but then new facts came to light. 

Anti-corruption office says Petrov wasn't under surveillance

The anti-corruption agency USKOK said on Wednesday that Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov had not been under any kind of surveillance measures.

Bridge leader says list of candidates for ministerial positions ready

"At the meeting of the National Council we will be discussing operational steps, the parliament, committee seats, as well as when our candidates might be interviewed by PM-Designate Oreskovic," Petrov said.