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Bernardic: SDP is winning today, no one will be defeated

Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential candidate Davor Bernardic said on Saturday, after voting in Zagreb for the strongest opposition party's new leader, that it was the SDP that would win today and that no one would be defeated.

Ten candidates running for SDP leader

Ten members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) have submitted their candidacies for party leader while 98 have submitted candidacies for SDP Presidency members and 431 for membership of the SDP Main Committee.

Ranko Ostojic to run for SDP president

Social Democratic Party (SDP) vice president Ranko Ostojic on Wednesday officially announced his candidacy for party president and called on his opponents to conduct a constructive election campaign.

Davor Bernardic submits bid for SDP leadership

The president of the Zagreb branch of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Davor Bernardic, on Tuesday submitted his bid for the SDP leadership, saying he was submitting his candidacy with the support of a majority of SDP members and a conviction that he would win in the first election round.

Orsat Miljenic submits bid for SDP leadership

Former justice minister Orsat Miljenic on Tuesday submitted his bid for the leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), saying that during the campaign he would talk to as many party members as possible to present his platform.

SDP head committee calls intra-party election

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Head Committee convened on Saturday to call intra-party elections and analyse the results of the recently held parliamentary election which the party lost and which was the reason why SDP chief Zoran Milanovic announced he would not run for the position of party president.

Croatian Social Democrats to elect party leader on Nov 19

The presidency of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) decided unanimously that it would propose to the party's Main Committee that the first round of the election of the new SDP leader be held on 19 November and that the next intra-party election convention be held on 3 December, an SDP Vice-President, Milanka Opacic, told the press after the presidency's session on Friday afternoon.

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.

Orsat Miljenic says will run for SDP president

Orsat Miljenic said on Monday that he would run for president of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

One more SDP official to run for party leadership

The chairman of the Osijek-Baranja County branch of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Domagoj Hajdukovic, on Wednesday announced his candidacy for the new leader of this party after the incumbent Zoran Milanovic said he would not re-run for the post.

SDP to launch procedure for leadership election on Thursday

The leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) meets on Thursday to start the procedure for a party election, and the party is expected to choose a new leader by the end of November or no later than mid-December.

Ranko Ostojic to run for SDP president

Social Democratic Party (SDP) Vice President Ranko Ostojic has announced his candidacy for the new party leader after the incumbent Zoran Milanovic said on Monday he would not re-run for the SDP president.

Picula to run for SDP leadership provided he enjoys grassroots support

Croatia's Social Democratic Party (SDP) member of the European Parliament, Tonino Picula, said on Monday that he would decide on his possible candidacy for the post of the party's leader after consulting people in the field and seeing whether he enjoyed grassroots support.

Milanovic announces withdrawal as SDP chief

Milanovic made the announcement at an extraordinary press conference after Sunday's early parliamentary election at which his party lost to the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).

Plenkovic: It would be decent of Milanovic to congratulate HDZ

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic has said that he would like to see congratulations being sent in a decent manner "to those who were better in the (election) race" rather than talk about forming a grand coalition which he once again ruled out.

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 the position of party chief.

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.

More instability may loom for Croatia after another hung election

More instability looms ahead for Croatia after Sunday's snap parliamentary poll again produced no clear-cut winners, according to exit polls.

Milanovic says is awaiting election returns more relaxed than ever

Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic said on Sunday, after voting in the early parliamentary election, that he was awaiting the results more relaxed than ever before.

Bridge: HDZ and SDP haven't given guarantees

Spokesman for the Bridge party Nikola Grmoja said on Thursday that the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) had not responded to Bridge's guarantees (demands) which were to be the basis of any future cooperation, adding that these were not even close to what had been agreed to with Bridge at the last election.

Two political camps announce key moves in tax system

Officials of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led People's Coalition said on Thursday that they would continue fiscal consolidation and reduce the tax burden if they came to power after the September 11 election, and they also promised assistance to the jobless and those in financial trouble.

Milanovic: HDZ same as during Karamarko's era

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic has said that the latest accusations from the rival Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) that the former SDP-led government "protected the state terrorism of former Yugoslav services that killed Croats worldwide", proved that the HDZ under Andrej Plenkovic did not manage to distance itself from the paradigm of Plenkovic's predecessor Tomislav Karamarko.

Plenkovic says SDP-led gov't wanted to protect Yugoslav state terrorism

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic said at an election rally in Split on Wednesday evening that the Social Democratic Party-led People's Coalition comprised parties of the previous SDP-led coalition which "wanted to protect the state terrorism of former Yugoslav services" that killed Croats worldwide.

Milanovic: I'm ready to talk with anyone who can turn a problem into a solution

The People's Coalition, led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP), held a final election rally in Zagreb's main square on Wednesday evening, with SDP leader Zoran Milanovic saying that he was ready to talk with "anyone who can turn a problem into a solution, but not the other way round."

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 ignoring calls by Bridge to declare their position on its terms for post-election cooperation, said in Pula on Tuesday that it was yet to be seen how parties and coalitions would fare in the September 11 election.

Milanovic: In 20 yrs Croatia must be among 15 most developed EU states

Social Democratic Party (SDP) President Zoran Milanovic said in Rijeka on Monday that in 20 years' time Croatia must be among the European Union's 15 most developed countries because it could achieve that goal.

SDP official: There are similarities between our, Bridge's positions, we could cooperate

Social Democrat and former Finance Minister Boris Lalovac said on Saturday that there were similarities between the positions of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Bridge based on which they could cooperate.

Bridge party presents seven terms for cooperation with SDP, HDZ

Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov on Saturday made public his party's seven terms for cooperation with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which, he said, those two parties would have to accept within 30 days from the inauguration of the next parliament if they wanted Bridge's support to form a government.

Milanovic: People leaving Croatia also because of indignation

He said that the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) was not ready to return to power and that the credibility of that party, a word used in its election slogan, was "an oxymoron".

SDP asks court to assess constitutionality of decision to extend HRT director's term

Grbin described the decision as a gross violation of the Constitution aimed at securing influence for the outgoing government in the run-up to the early parliamentary election.

Parties present agricultural platforms at round table

Representatives of the major political parties and coalitions presented their agricultural platforms for the next four years at a round table on Monday, highlighting family-run farms, a more efficient farmland policy and stabler financing.

Spat between two rivals as campaigning intensifies

In his response to the HDZ leader Andrej Plenkovic's claims that he had made derogatory remarks about his mother, Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic said on Sunday that he had not intended to insult Plenkovic's mother but that he had intended to point out that Plenkovic "is a man who lacks credibility" and who "is keen to polish his CV."

Plenkovic: HDZ and SDP are two worlds apart

Plenkovic recalled that the SDP "have lost five elections" and therefore he called on SDP leaders to think carefully if "their story is convincing to Croatian voters".

SDP leader accuses rivals of 'squalid' policies

Milanovic also accused the HDZ of having those who have sold INA and who advocate the cancellation of arbitration against MOL on its slates for the election.

Milanovic: Culture is not a military march

The SDP leader said it was important to send out the message that culture "is not a military march", "conducted by commissaries in leather coats who carry mausers and lugers, but a space of freedom and realisation."

Plenkovic: Ideological rows consequence of SDP-led government decisions

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic said on Tuesday that current ideological debates in Croatian society were the result of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led coalition government's decisions such as the revocation of the Croatian Sabor's sponsorship of the commemoration of the Bleiburg atrocities.

Veterans say wanted to teach Milanovic, SDP democracy and dialogue

 The heads of several veterans' associations on Tuesday met with Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic for talks on Serbia's European Union accession negotiations on Chapter 23 and 24 and later told reporters that they "wanted to teach Milanovic and SDP democracy and dialogue."

Milanovic: Left coalition can lead Croatia to order again

Speaking at an election rally, Milanovic said 35% of voters voted for an SDP-led coalition at the last election, voting for modernity, openness, progressiveness, a modern Western state. Croatia is the West, not the Middle East, and it must build itself on the tenets of Western civilisation, he said.

Pula Mayor says Milanovic's statement false

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) leader Boris Miletic on Monday evening issued a statement refuting as untrue Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic's claims that the construction of a general hospital in the biggest Istrian city of Pula has been halted during the term of the outgoing HDZ-led government.

HDZ chief rules out grand coalition

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic on Monday said that a big coalition with the SDP-led People's Coalition would not happen because there won't be any need for it, adding that he believed that the next prime minister should come from that party that gets the most votes.

Milanovic asks why HDZ stopped works on Pula General Hospital

Social Democratic Party (SDP) president and candidate for prime minister Zoran Milanovic said in Pula on Monday that no one understood why the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), in its short term in office, had stopped the construction of a new general hospital in Pula, as it "could only have profited" from it.

SDP chief confident of election victory

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic in Zagreb on Saturday expressed confidence in the victory of the SDP-led coalition in the early parliamentary election set for 11 September.

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.

HDZ, SDP agree stabilisation of public finance crucial for higher credit rating

Representatives of the two biggest parties on Thursday took part in the first of several round tables which the Croatian Employers Association (HUP) is organising ahead of the September 11 early parliamentary election.

Milanovic: People's Coalition has serious platform, experienced people

The People's Coalition held its first official election rally in Varazdin on Tuesday at which its candidate for prime minister, Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic, said the coalition had a serious platform and people with experience for building a modern Croatia.

Petrov: We'll keep changing system tailored by HDZ and SDP

Leader of the Bridge party Bozo Petrov on Tuesday said in Osijek that in the past period Bridge had endeavoured to change "malignant duopoly" tailored by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and Social Democratic Party (SDP), two major political parties.

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

Plenkovic, Milanovic face off on ideology, foreign and home affairs

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic and Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic, after tackling the economy in a debate on Croatian Television on Friday, discussed ideological issues, the foreign policy and the possibility of a big coalition after the September 11 early parliamentary election.

Milanovic, Plenkovic face off on economy

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic and Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic faced off on Croatian Television on Friday for the first time ahead of the early September 11 election.

Milanovic: During out term there was only one peasants' protest

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic on Thursday presented the People's Coalition's agriculture election platform and underscored that during the SDP-led Kukuriku coalition's government there had been only one farmers' protest.

People's Coalition presents its welfare platform for Sept election

In the next four years we will continue projects that were stopped by the outgoing government and launch new ones and create jobs, increase input into the budget and raise the standard of citizens, particularly beneficiaries of social welfare.

Int'l organisations: Gov't interference in HRT's work main problem of media freedoms in Croatia

The report notes that the national parliament, led by the right-leaning Patriotic Coalition and the centrist Bridge party, after barely a month in office, replaced the then HRT director-general and appointed an acting director-general who then demoted and reassigned around 70 journalists and editors in a move that critics call an idelogically motivated purge.

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.

HRT to air election debate between leaders of HDZ, SDP on Aug 12

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) said on Monday it would broadcast an election debate between the leaders of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Andrej Plenkovic and Zoran Milanovic, respectively, at 8 pm on August 12.

Petrov wants TV debate with Plenkovic, Milanovic

Bridge party president Bozo Petrov said on Sunday that he would like to take part in a TV debate with Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic and Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic, and announced that his party would soon decide whether he would run against them in Constituency I.

Plenkovic says can't wait for face-off with Milanovic

The president of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Andrej Plenkovic, said in the southern Croatian town of Sinj on Sunday that a television face-off with Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic had not yet been arranged, adding however that he could not wait for a public debate with his political rival and that the HDZ's rating was growing.

Bridge says some media pretend as if political duopoly still exists in Croatia

The Bridge party protested in strong terms on Tuesday against reducing TV debates only to the leaders of the SDP and the HDZ, Zoran Milanovic and Andrej Plenkovic respectively, saying that some media pretended as though Croatia was still a "political duopoly".

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 the September 11 parliamentary election with the same people and the same programme based on which they had lost the previous election.

SDP-led People's Coalition presents election platform

Leaders of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led People's Coalition presented their election platform in Samobor, just west of Zagreb, on Monday, saying that their main objective was to raise the employment rate to 66.2 percent and reduce unemployment to the EU average.

Milanovic doesn't believe HDZ's promise of VAT cut

Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic on Saturday commented on the Croatian Democratic Union's (HDZ) promise that it would cut VAT if it came to power in September, saying one should not believe the HDZ because it had made similar promises before elections in the past but never kept them.

Milanovic: SDP ousts members under preliminary investigation, HDZ should too

The opposition Social Democratic Party's (SDP) Main Committee formulated slates for an upcoming parliamentary election on Thursday, with SDP president Zoran Milanovic saying the party was not perfect but that it had ousted everyone under preliminary investigation and that he expected the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) to do the same.

HDZ, SDP chiefs exchange arguments about receiving foreign diplomats

"You can tell by Mr Milanovic's statements that the level of nervousness and panic is growing by the day. Since I announced my candidacy for HDZ chief and got elected, the HDZ rating have gone up 31.6%, which means that on every three voters we received one more," Plenkovic told Nova Tv, when asked to comment on Milanovic's statement that Plenkovic's meeting with ambassadors reminded of 1997 when Croatia was under monitoring. 

SDP, HNS and HSS to present joint platform next week

The leaders of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the People's Party (HNS) and the Peasants' Party (HSS) on Monday met for the first time since signing an agreement on the People's Coalition and discussed a joint election platform which should be presented to the public next week.

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-owned villa Costabella, saying that such services were used exclusively for official meetings.

SDP MP: Govt unlawfully adopting legislative regulations

A member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Pedja Grbin, told a press conference in Rijeka on Monday that the outgoing government was unlawfully adopting legislative regulations and once the SDP comes to power it would remove all the damage that may occur and launch the appropriate procedures against all those responsible so that they personally compensate the damage.

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.

Parliamentary parties reluctant to disclose their creditors

Not even after the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) was shocked by a revelation that the party took out loans from private companies, are other parliamentary parties willing to disclose who their creditors are or conditions under which they have taken their loans.

Parliament not to meet due to SDP's objection, speaker says

Members of the Croatian Parliament will not be meeting by Friday July 15 when the decision on the self-dissolution of Parliament takes effect, Parliament Speaker Zeljko Reiner told the press after a Parliament Presidency session on Monday.

IDS says cooperation with SDP-led coalition possible

The Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) will decide on election cooperation with other political parties in the coming weeks, the party's secretary-general Giovanni Sponza said on Saturday, adding that cooperation with the coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) was possible.

SDP to run in coalition with HNS, HSS and HSU

The main committee of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Saturday appointed an election team for the forthcoming early parliamentary election and chose the party's coalition partners -

SDP receives close to HRK 100,000 in donations in H1

In the first half of 2016, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) received close to HRK 98,000 in donations, slightly less than in the same period last year, shows a report on donations the party published on its official web site on Friday.

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. 

HSS to run in coalition with SDP

The Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) will run in the forthcoming early parliamentary election in a coalition with the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the party's Main Committee decided at a meeting in Jastrebarsko, just southwest of Zagreb, late on Thursday evening.

Leader: HSS coalition with SDP only if backed by strong majority

Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) leader Kreso Beljak said on Thursday that the party's main committee was discussing the proposal of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for a coalition for a snap parliamentary election, and that only if an overwhelming majority of the committee backed it, the HSS would enter that coalition.

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.

Petrov: All key decisions in parliament were passively or actively agreed by SDP, HDZ

Asked if Bridge would form a coalition with the HDZ after the coming election if Andrej Plenkovic was elected HDZ president, Petrov said it was pointless to talk hypothetically or interfere in other parties' processes.

Milanovic: Plenkovic more suitable for liberal Social Democrat than for HDZ chief

He said that the person to be elected HDZ president would have problem cooperating with the team formed by Tomislav Karamarko, especially if they wanted to make the HDZ a modern, right-of-the-centre party.

Brkic says HDZ will prevent SDP's return to power

According to unofficial information provided by Vecernji List daily, the most senior members of the party presidency decided this morning that the new HDZ chief would be elected on 17 July following the principle one member-one vote.

SDP MP says gov't session unlawful

Another Social Democrat MP and former Education Minister, Zeljko Jovanovic, said the outgoing government was leaving chaos in all segments of society, from economy to education and health and social welfare.

Milanovic: Dissolution of parliament only way to snap election

Leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Zoran Milanovic on Monday said that he didn't consider parliament's dissolution decision as a great success and reiterated that the SDP supported the option for parliament to be dissolved immediately.

SDP chief: Outgoing government can't move amendments to violence prevention act

Social Democratic Party (SDP) chief Zoran Milanovic said on Monday that the outgoing government had no powers to propose amendments to the Act on the Prevention of Violence at Sporting Events.

SDP expects discussion on parliament's dissolution to be put on agenda of Monday session

Asked when his party wanted early elections to be held, Dragovan said that it was in the interest of citizens to hold elections in early September but that the decision on that was in the hands of President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

SDP chief says Sabor should decide on dissolution right now

"The dissolution of parliament is beyond question. We only need a decision stating that parliament should be dissolved on 15 July. As of that date deadlines start running for calling an early election," Milanovic told the press after the consultation with the president.  

Croatia on course towards snap polls after government falls

Croatia was on course towards snap polls on Friday, a day after the government of Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic fell in a no-confidence vote and only seven months after the last parliamentary elections.

Enough signatures collected to dissolve parliament

According to unofficial information, the Opposition and the Bridge party will submit a joint proposal requesting that parliament be dissolved on 15 July, which would postpone snap elections for this fall.

SDP chief says his party will support PM's impeachment

Commenting on the Conflict of Interest Commission's decision in the case of Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko, Milanovic said the decision was irrelevant, saying that the issue was a lot bigger than conflict of interest.

MP Petrina: The aim of this political agenda is to destroy a third alternative

"Bridge was never created with the aim of becoming a true third path. Its creators, including (Bozo) Petrov himself, never hid that fact. 

SDP chief says parl must be dissolved, new election called

At this moment SDP is faring well in polls, but that does not mean that we will win the new election, however, the people have realised that we are good and that this experiment (with the current government) has failed, Milanovic told N1 television.

Speaker refuses to add request on inquiry commission for SOA to agenda

In its motion the SDP said the President's statement brings into question the lawfulness of her actions because she was obliged, if she had knowledge of any unlawful goings on between Milanovic and Lozancic, to launch appropriate proceedings to punish such behaviour

Bridge denies claims about deadline for Karamarko's successor

The Bridge reformist party has stated on its Facebook account that it has not given any ultimatum to the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) to choose the successor to Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko of the HDZ by noon Tuesday or Bridge lawmakers will sign the SDP-sponsored motion for the parliament to dissolve itself.

Opposition: Bridge vital in bid to collect signatures for parl. dissolution

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic said on Friday that his party would collect the sufficient number of signatures from lawmakers, if MPs from the Bridge party joined them in this attempt.

SDP collecting signatures to dissolve parliament

He would not say how many signatures the SDP group had. "We have collected enough signatures at the very start which should mean that this is serious."

Opposition requests parliament's dissolution

The parliamentary groups of the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Labour Party and the Croatian People's Party requested on Wednesday that parliament be dissolved and an early election called.

SDP hasn't decided how it will vote on PM's impeachment

Milanovic told the press the only sensible decision was to dissolve parliament and call a new election, in September at the latest, although he said it should take place as early as mid-July.

Opposition chief pushes for early election, possibly in July

The president of the biggest Opposition party -- the Social Democrats (SDP) -- Zoran Milanovic, on Tuesday pushed for early election, possibly already in July, and for early dissolution of the national parliament given that there is no government.

SDP to support motion for no-confidence vote in PM

The government has an eight-day deadline to express its opinion on the motion, which could be then put to the vote in the 151-seat legislature on 17 June at the earliest.

Braunsberger Holding: Grizli hired soley for PR

"Officials from various political camps in the period from 2011 to 2015 were involved, of which we informed the public in Croatia on several occasions," Braunsberger says.