Parties

HDZ chief seeks support of all ethnic minorities

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic, who is the likeliest Prime Minister-Designate after the September 11 early parliamentary elections, on...

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...

Beljak says HSS definitely won't be part of future government

"We respect the legitimacy of the parties that won the election and those are the HDZ and the Bridge party. We wish them best of luck and we hope they will reach...

Milanovic looks set to step down as SDP chief

The SDP expects the new party leadership to be elected by December and Tonino PIcula, Sinisa Hajdas-Doncic and Ranko Ostojic are mentioned as possible candidates for...

Plenkovic on possible cooperation with Bridge

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic, commenting on criticism from Bridge leader Bozo Petrov that the two largest parties, the HDZ and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), were...

Labour Party on cycling whistle-stop tour of Croatia ahead of 11 Sept poll

The Croatian Labour Party on Thursday started its whistle-stop tour ahead of the 11 September parliamentary election with "the start line" of this cycling tour being the yard outside the former...

Bridge and HDZ reps trade accusations over lack of reform

Public Administration Minister Dubravka Alibegovic of the Bridge party on Thursday accused the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) of having halted the reform in the public administration, while Ivana...

HDZ leaders visit Osijek, Sisak on whistle-stop tour

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)-led government will make a thorough effort to facilitate progress of Slavonia, and will endeavour to enable Croatia to have an economic growth of 5% by 2020,...

HNS chief says his party's ideology is to show results

Croatian People's Party (NS) leader Ivan Vrdoljak said on Saturday that the ideology of this party, a junior partner in the People's Coalition, was never the division between (WW2) Partizans and...

HDZ harmonises slates for Sept 11 parliamentary election

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) national council late on Thursday evening harmonised the slates for the September 11 parliamentary election and contrary to media speculation, HDZ deputy chief...

HDZ proposes gov't cut campaign funding by 25%

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) is proposing that the government at its session on Thursday adopt a decision to cut by 25 percent the amount of funding for election campaigning for the early...

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...

Plenkovic: I'm glad Milanovic has evolved

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday he was ready to face Social Democratic Party (SDP) chief Zoran Milanovic in a TV debate, noting that the SDP was running in...

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...

SDP says Milanovic didn't use catering in Costabella villa

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Tuesday refuted in the strongest terms allegations that SDP chief and former prime minister Zoran Milanovic and his family used catering services in the state-...