Opposition

Candidate for SDP chief comments on HSS's support to Plenkovic

Social Democratic Party (SDP) member of Parliament Orsat Miljenic said on Wednesday that the decision of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS), the SDP's partner in the People's Coalition in the recent early parliamentary election, to support Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic as prime minister-designate was a betrayal of voters.

Vucic: We have to prevent possible unrest between political rivals

"We have to prevent conflicts between Serbian flags...This is my plea, that we take our interests (into account)," Vucic said at an extraordinary press conference.

Ex-minister: Downward revision due to poor start of new government

Opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) deputy leader Branko Grcic said on Tuesday that the European Commission's downward revision of its growth projection for Croatia for this year to 1.8% was the result of a poor start of the new government.

Opposition MPs call for opposition to cuts in funds for some cultural institutions

Social Democrat member of Parliament Nenad Stazic on Thursday called on cultural workers to raise their voice against cuts in funds for the Kultura Nova foundation, noting that if they failed to do so, ...

Syrian opposition says no talks without aid, as 44 die in airstrikes

Syrian peace talks cannot continue unless more humanitarian aid reaches civilians and the truce can only hold if rebels get more weapons, leading opposition envoy Riyad Hijab said Tuesday in Geneva.

Syrian opposition demands aid and weapons after pausing peace talks

Syrian peace talks cannot continue unless more humanitarian aid reaches civilians and the truce can only hold if rebels get more weapons, leading opposition envoy Riyad Hijab said Tuesday in Geneva.

Milanovic: SDP won't stay in the opposition for long

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic told the party's election convention in Zagreb on Saturday that the SDP would not stay in the opposition for long and would return to power.

Ruling parties, opposition disagree over public broadcaster's Programming Council

Andrija Mikulic of the ruling coalition's HDZ said the HRT Programming Council did not meet the obligation to oversee the content and quality of the programmes, and that it was co-responsible for failure to meet the HRT's legal and contractual obligations.

Karamarko says wants to believe Milanovic will invest more energy in stabilising social relations

I want to believe that the SDP and Zoran Milanovic... will invest much more effort in stabilising social relations and that we will compete for our citizens' political support and trust in a fair and decent way. 

Several thousand people attend anti-migrant rally in Ljubljana

Opposition leader and former Prime Minister Janez Jansa said that the European Union's open-door policy towards refugees from the Middle East was wrong and that it showed "false solidarity" because of which Europe would become unstable.

Opposition: Changes to border control, defence laws to result in militarisation of society

The head of the Croatian People's Party (HNS), Vesna Pusic, is confident that "the only result of transferring decisions on sending the army to the border from the parliament to the government will be the militarisation of society."

Opposition MPs write to EC over Electronic Media Council dismissals

A group of Opposition MPs on Wednesday sent a letter to the European Commission claiming that the government had unlawfully launched the proceedings of relieving the chairwoman and members of the Electronic Media Council of duty.

Parliamentary opposition slams budget proposal

Opposition benches in parliament on Tuesday criticised this year's draft budget with Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic  accusing the government of focussing only on resolving mutual disagreements.

Bridge, opposition walk out of parliament over central bank report

"We will ask the Constitution Committee to give us their opinion," Reiner said. Kovacic asked him who requested the committee's opinion, to which Reiner replied, "I, that is, I will request the opinion."

Syrian opposition elects new leader as ceasefire reduces death toll

The main Syrian opposition grouping elected Saturday a new leader, as a Russian-US brokered ceasefire entered its second week, having drastically reduced the death toll in the country.

Milanovic says believes HRT works for HDZ

"(The HRT) criticised us too rather harshly when we were in power and that's their right, and I believe that the HRT works for the HDZ," Milanovic said during a visit to the coastal town of Tisno.

Opposition: Ruling majority violating law by refusing Ostojic's appointment

"The decision of the Elections and Appointments Committee is truly unprecedented," said Dragovan, noting that never before had the parliamentary majority decided on who would fill the quota belonging to the parliamentary minority and vice versa.

SDP chief says his party will be constructive Opposition

Social Democrat (SDP) leader and former Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Wednesday after he took an oath as a parliamentary deputy that when it came to national interests, his party would be competent and constructive Opposition.

Opposition MPs withdraw motion to replace veterans minister

Opposition MPs withdrew from parliamentary procedure on Friday a motion to replace War Veterans' Minister Mijo Crnoja after he resigned yesterday.