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Oreskovic: Milanovic and Plenkovic didn't criticise one another too harshly

Caretaker Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said on Saturday that the leaders of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Andrej Plekovic and Zoran Milanovic respectively, did not criticise one another too harshly in a debate aired on Friday evening, noting that they were polite to each other.

PM receives striking mine clearance workers

A delegation of striking workers from the Mungos d.o.o. mine clearing company seeking the endorsement of a collective agreement and gross monthly pay increase to HRK 15,000 held a peaceful rally outside the government building on Monday and were received by caretaker prime minister Tihomir Oreskovic who assured them of his support.

Oreskovic to decide on whether to run in elections with Bridge by July 15

Croatia's caretaker Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said on Monday that he still had not decided whether to participate in early parliamentary elections this fall with the Bridge party and that he would make a decision on the matter by July 15.

Oreskovic: I still haven't decided on possible future political career

Caretaker Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Thursday would not specify if he would remain in politics and perhaps run in the snap parliamentary election on Bridge's slate but he did say that he would not form his own party.

Oreskovic: Snap election best solution

After the parliament voted no confidence in him on Thursday, Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said that the best solution now would be a snap parliamentary election.

Inner cabinet ministers with no comment on impeachment

An inner cabinet meeting was held on Tuesday, however, ministers were not willing to state whether the government would give its opinion on the Croatian Democratic Union's (HDZ) motion for a no confidence vote against Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic.

Oreskovic requests meeting with President

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Friday afternoon received Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic in her office at his request.

Karamarko: I'm not resigning, Oreskovic no longer enjoys HDZ's trust

"We won't pull anyone at their sleeve to save this government," Karamarko told an impromptu news conference, adding that a parliamentary reshuffle was possible as well.

PM says to meet with Karamarko, Petrov "to defuse tensions"

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said during a visit to Paris on Tuesday that he would meet with his two deputies on Wednesday to see how current tensions between them could be defused.

PM pleased with GDP growth of 2.7%

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said on Tuesday he was pleased that the Croatian economy had grown 2.7% in the first quarter of this year, which was more than expected.

PM says attempts to destabilise gov't won't succeed

Addressing an electoral convention of the ruling HDZ party on Saturday, Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic thanked the HDZ for supporting him as Prime Minister and noting that attempts to destabilise his government would fail.

PM sure his first deputy hasn't hurt Croatia's interests

Oreskovic recalled his statement that with regard to INA he would in his capacity as prime minister take responsibility and form a team to prepare a strategy of relations between Croatia and MOL.

President, PM visit Security and Intelligence Agency, talk to new chief

In early February, President Grabar-Kitarovic signed a decision requesting the dismissal of Dragan Lozancic as SOA chief, claiming that he had violated the Security and Intelligence System Act, her office said in a press release then.

PM tells Turkish president Croatia to implement reforms facilitating business

Erdogan said that there was great potential for expanding cooperation in the energy sector, tourism, agriculture and the military sector, stressing that the goal in that regard was to expand bilateral trade to one billion dollars annually.

Oreskovic meets Bavarian business people

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic met in Munich on Monday evening with leading Bavarian business people so as to encourage cooperation between Croatia and that German federal state.

PM: Negotiations with MOL on INA after arbitration finalised

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Wednesday said that the government would wait for the arbitration over the INA oil company to be completed, which is expected to be in the autumn, and that after that negotiations with Hungary's MOL would be continued.  

PM: Public procurement law has to be changed, it mustn't hinder investments

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said in Dubrovnik on Monday that the Public Procurement Law should be amended so that it did not hamper investments and that the lowest bid could not be the most important criterion in public procurement procedures.

PM: 664 mln euro available for Smart Specialisation Strategy

Innovations drive the modern world and Croatia has to find a way to be more actively involved, Oreskovic told the conference at Dubrovnik University.

PM says Merkel's support to government agenda good signal

He underscored there was great potential for cooperation on the investment front, stressing it was important to strengthen the investment climate and announcing an investment forum.

PM says will focus on intelligence agency chief next week

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said in Brussels on Friday evening that he would deal with the issue of the Security and Intelligence Agency chief next week.

Croatian PM backs Bosnia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Tuesday received Bosnia and Herzegovina's state officials and supported the Euro-Atlantic path of the neighbouring country which is expected to submit its application for EU membership on February 15, the Croatian government said in a press release.

First official meeting between president and PM on Tuesday

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic will hold their first official meeting on Tuesday.

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.

Milanovic ready to discuss Petrov as next PM

The SDP is of the view that the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) did not meet Bridge's conditions and that it had implicitly rejected the possibility of a tripartite government with Bridge and the SDP's Croatia Is Growing coalition.

Lovrinovic: MOST will ask for position of prime minister

We did not come here to play, we want a quality government to be formed and this process can last, we will not halt it, Lovrinovic said.