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US coalition partners express regret for airstrike on Syrian forces

US coalition partners Australia and Denmark expressed remorse on Monday for a weekend airstrike against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria that killed scores of Syrian soldiers and has pushed US-Russian relations to breaking point.  

HNS leader says expects HDZ, Bridge to form government

The HNS, it was said, had brought 11 parliamentary seats to the People's Coalition, of which the party itself would have nine in its future club of deputies.

HSS chief backs Milanovic, wouldn't be in a gov't including Bridge

The HSS leader warned that exit polls showed that the final result would be even, after three seats of the Croatian diaspora were added to the HDZ and four seats won by the IDS party were added to the People's Coalition.

Milanovic: Provincial politicians are one thing, Serb people another

It is time "we affirmed together Croatia as the (Croatian Serb people's) homeland, with their consent and understanding, while emissaries and hate-mongers from Belgrade should not cross the Danube and come over here."

Lovrinovic dismisses reports that his coalition pushes for inflation

A coalition made up of the Human Shield party, Franak, the Youth Action and the "Let's change Croatia" party on Saturday dismissed as "manipulation and lies" media reports that the coalition wanted more money to be printed as a way of solving economic problems in the country.

SDP leader calls for putting end to divisions in Croatian society

Addressing an election rally in Slavonski Brod on Friday, Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic, whose party heads the People's Coalition, called for putting an end to divisions in the Croatian society over the country's past.

People's Coalition presents economic platform in Osijek

Ivan Vrdoljak, leader of the Croatian People's Party (HNS), which is a member of the SDP-led People's Coalition, said in Osijek on Sunday that once it came to power, the coalition would change legislation on investments to make Croatia the most attractive country in the region in terms of investment, and that infrastructure project would be financed exclusively with money from EU funds.

Milanovic says bridge to connect mainland, Ciovo island will be opened by year's end

Presenting the coalition's platform, former SDP transport minister Sinisa Hajdas Doncic said that the People's Coalition would work on improving the municipal standard of Trogir residents

People's Coalition presents its education platform; Milanovic: We're here to continue our job

The People's Coalition on Tuesday presented its education platform at the Rijeka University Campus, with Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader and former prime minister Zoran Milanovic saying that his government's results could not be downplayed and that the SDP-led coalition was offering itself to Croatian citizens to continue the job it had been doing.

PGS, IDS, Slate for Rijeka sign coalition deal

Representatives of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar Alliance (PGS), the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) and the Slate for Rijeka party on Tuesday signed a coalition agreement under which they will run together in Constituency No. 7 in the coming early parliamentary election.

Bandic's political party, several other parties sign coalition agreement

The agreement was signed by the parties' leaders Milan Bandic, Radimir Cacic, Ljubo Jurcic, Jurica Soic and Milivoj Spika.

HSS leader says Ustasha salute should be outlawed

Kreso Beljak, leader of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS), a partner in the SDP-led People's Coalition, said on Monday that he was absolutely in favour of banning the salute "For the homeland, ready" which "does harm to Croatia in international circles."

Three right-wing Croatian parties form election coalition

The Croatian Party of Rights (HSP), the Croatian Pure Party of Rights (HCSP) and the Family Party (OB) on Monday signed a letter of intent to run together in the early parliamentary election in September.

New coalition formed - Franak, former Bridge members and Human Shield

The Franak association of citizens with loans pegged to the Swiss franc, three former members of the Bridge Party who set up their own party Change Croatia, and the Human Shield party on Wednesday told a press conference that they would run jointly in the coming parliamentary election set for September.

HNS and SDP agree to run in election together

Following a second round of talks in the past 24 hours, the Croatian People's Party (HNS) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) have agreed to run in the coming snap parliamentary election together and the HNS will sign an agreement to that effect together with other parties of the SDP-led People's Coalition on Saturday.

HNS deputy chief theatens his party might leave coalition over SDP behaviour

Varazdin County Prefect and deputy chief of the Croatian People's Party (HNS) Predrag Stromar has said he is outraged by the behaviour of the Social Democratic Party (SDP9 regarding talks on how to run together in the coming parliamentary election, threatening the HNS would run independently.

HDZ open for partnership with Patriotic Coalition parties and others, says Plenkovic

Andrej Plenkovic, who is set to take the helm of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), said on Monday that the party was open for talks and partnership with parties in the Patriotic Coalition and those outside the coalition too, keeping in mind compatibility of programmes and world views.

SDP leader welcomes HSS's decision

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic on Friday welcomed the decision of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) Main Committee to cooperate with his party in the forthcoming snap parliamentary election. 

Big HDZ-SDP coalition neither possible nor necessary, says Plenkovic

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) candidate for party president Andrej Plenkovic said in Split on Thursday that a big coalition between the HDZ and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) was neither possible nor necessary at this moment.

SDP official dismisses possibility of "big coalition" with HDZ

Social Democratic Party (SDP) Presidency member Pedja Grbin on Thursday dismissed the possibility of a "big coalition" with the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and accused Tihomir Oreskovic's caretaker cabinet of breaching the constitution and the law.

HSS leader says Patriotic Coalition no longer exists

"The Patriotic Coalition as such simply no longer exists. Even though the communication between political parties (making up the coalition) was very bad in recent months, the HSS was patient and justified the situation with problems between the HDZ and Bridge.  

Israeli government set to shift further right with new coalition deal

A deal to bring the hard-right Israel Beiteinu party into the Israeli government was inked Wednesday, pushing the coalition further to the right and raising questions about the future of Middle East peace talks.

Reform measures agreed with coalition partners, says minister

Minister Tolusic and Mayor Bandic spoke with reporters in Zagreb's main square where, together with Tourism Minister Anton Kliman, they jointly promoted the "Products of the Croatian Islands."

HNS chief says coalition with HDZ now not an option

Croatian People's Party (HNS) president Vesna Pusic said on Monday that a coalition between this opposition party and the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) "isn't an option in these conditions."

Karamarko says counties are optimal solution

"Counties are an optimal solution, there are several reasons why that is so. I am not talking about cities and municipalities. What is self-sustainable will survive and stay, and what isn't, probably won't. Rest assured that we will find the right solution," 

Council for Cooperation between Patriotic Coalition, Bridge appointed

The secretary-general of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Milijan Brkic, has confirmed that the Council for Cooperation between the HDZ, the Bridge party and the Milan Bandic 365 party has been established in line with an agreement signed by the three sides to that effect, noting that the Council will have 16 members instead of the originally planned 14.

Karamarko: Coalition parties discuss cooperation

"I think we've completed one stage of our cooperation. We won at elections, for the fifth time. We are very pleased with that, we formed the government...we spoke about current problems and personnel issues and the continuation of our cooperation," 

SDP-led coalition responds to Bridge's reform proposals

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.

Minority MPs set to support SDP-led coalition

Radin told reporters that the meeting was attended by all minority MPs, including the two whose terms were confirmed only after elections were repeated at seven polling stations 

Bridge reps meet again, HDZ chief rules out national unity gov't

After the first talks with the SDP and the HDZ, Bridge leader Bozo Petrov called for forming a government of national unity.

MOST proposes gov't comprising HDZ, SDP and Most

"We, members of Bridge, have easily managed to overcome differences regarding our world views because we know that the economic situation is a priority at the moment.