Only five ministries hire disabled workers in 2015

According to the report compiled by Ombudswoman Anka Slosnjak, of 8,530 employers subject to the obligation to hire disabled persons, some 2,500 were those in the public sector and nearly 6,000 in the private sector.

Bridge: No one said we want to hire more staff

After some of the cabinet ministers last week voiced a need for extra staff, the ruling Bridge party stated on Monday that no one had said that their aim was to hire more staff.

Oreskovic says his team should utilise huge potential

We promised the European Union that we would reduce it by 700 million kuna, and this means that we have failed, Minister Nakic said, announcing a reorganisation of the system so as to make sure that it will be stabilised by the end of 2018.

New ministers submit reports on situation in their ministries

 At the start of the first session of the Tihomir Oreskovic Cabinet, the new ministers submitted reports on the takeover of ministerial duties, the situation in their respective ministries and estimates about ministry budgets for this year.

Oreskovic presents new govt. to ruling coalition, confident of good results

"We got to know each other a bit, I submitted my biography and presented my vision. Every government member introduced themselves and we all became a little closer today."

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.

Croatia unveils new cabinet that will tackle ailing economy - media

The Serbian news agency Beta noted that of the 20 ministers in the new cabinet only three were women and that many of the candidates were "little know to the general public".

Pusic worried about new govt's "very threatening potential"

"There are probably some decent people (in the new government), however, its worldview makes it rather scary," Pusic told reporters.

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."

HDZ chief: Names of cabinet ministers to be revealed by Thursday

"I hope the process (of negotiations on the future cabinet) will be finalised on Wednesday, or by noon Thursday at the latest, and we have agreed not to go public with the names until the last moment,"

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.

Petrov, Karamarko hold another round of talks

"Talks between Oreskovic and potential candidates will start as of Monday and their names will be made public once an agreement has been reached," Petrov told reporters after his meeting with Karamarko

HDZ presidency to talk ministers Monday

"We will start discussing tomorrow which ministries will be under the control of Bridge and which under the control of the Patriotic Coalition. At the same time we will propose to prime minister designate concrete individuals for concrete ministries.

Bridge: Agreement on six ministries reached in principle

Bridge has been demanding six ministries since the start of the talks with the Patriotic Coalition -- the environment protection, justice, agriculture, economy, administration and the interior, Grmoja told Hina.

Karamarko: It's in everyone's interest for best candidates to be selected

"We are seeking experts and at the moment Croatia deserves the best," Karamarko told reporters after he had met with Prime Minister-Designate Tihomir Oreskovic and Zagreb University Chancellor Damir Boras earlier in the day.

Petrov: Bridge supports idea of reorganising ministries, but in 6 months' time

Another reason to postpone the reorganisation is that the current ministries are in the process of applying for EU funds and any reorganisation at this time could delay the payment of these funds.

Petrov: Bridge seeks six ministries, including Interior Ministry

Asked what if the HDZ insisted on any of these ministries, he said: "We will talk. I think we are in for a week of negotiations and I believe we will reach an agreement." 

Bridge for keeping current government model, number of ministries

Asked what he thought about Cyrillic signs in the eastern town of Vukovar, Petrov said the Bridge party had not discussed this. "Since we will be cooperating, that will be a uniform position of the three sides."

HDZ chief comments on talks with Bridge on gov't make-up

He underlined that the two sides would also discuss a possibility to merge all public companies into a single consortium, based on the Austrian model, which he said had proven to be good and efficient.

Karamarko: HDZ to present govt. scheme to Bridge on Monday

"The first polls show that he's already won citizens' confidence. Oreskovic is certainly something fresh and I'm glad that we managed to win him over to take this job."

PM-designate confident to form gov't in next 30 days

"We will work to form ministries within 30 days, which is the time frame within which I believe we will form the government," Oreskovic told reporters.