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Bauk: More young people left country in one year of current govt's term than in entire term of SDP gov't

A senior member of the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP), Arsen Bauk, said on Saturday that more young people had left Croatia in one year of the term...

Saucha to be released from investigative custody on Friday afternoon

The Office for Prevention of Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) has questioned all witnesses in the case of Ex-Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic's...

Predrag Matic claims scandal being concocted against him

Commenting on irregularities the State Audit Office has identified at the Veterans' Affairs Ministry for the year 2015, when he was at its helm, former...

SDP chief: Only united Opposition can win local election in Zagreb

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Davor Bernardic has said that only "a united, joint Opposition" can win the local election in Zagreb, which will be...

Milanovic: It would be logical for DORH to call me

Zoran Milanovic, former prime minister and until recently the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), on Sunday commented on the situation surrounding his...

Ostojic: SDP leader should not be mayoral candidate

The deputy leader of the strongest opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP), Rajko Ostojic, said on Saturday that Davor Bernardic should not be the party's...

Ex-PM's chief of staff placed in investigative custody

Tomislav Saucha, a Social Democrat (SDP) member of Parliament and former chief of staff to ex-prime minister Zoran Milanovic, was placed in investigative...

Croatia's serious fraud office probing ex-PM's chief of staff over bogus travel expenses

The Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) on Friday launched an investigation against Social Democrat (SDP) lawmaker Tomislav Saucha...

HDZ calls for urgently investigating affair with travel orders, SDP joins in

The parliamentary group of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) on Wednesday called on state institutions to shed light as soon as possible on the...

SDP chief says gov't doesn't want to talk to anyone

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Davor Bernardic said on Sunday that the incumbent government did not want to talk to anyone and that the partners in the...

SDP leader urges gov't to change regulations on taxation of student income

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Davor Bernardic on Thursday called on the government to urgently amend regulations under which students, once they earn...

INA is a smoke screen to privatise HEP, says SDP leader

Social Democratic Party leader (SDP) Davor Bernardic said on Wednesday that the planned takeover of MOL's shares in Croatia's INA oil company was a smoke...

SDP finds planned HEP privatisation for INA unacceptable

Social Democratic Party (SDP) parliamentarian Pedja Grbin said on Saturday that a model outlined by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic for an initial public...

SDP MP: Gov't should analyse economic viability of possible INA buyout

Branko Grcic, a member of Parliament from the strongest opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP), said on Thursday that if Hungary's energy company MOL decided...

Komadina, Lalovac, Ostojic, Grbin new SDP deputy chiefs

Delegates of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) elected Zlatko Komadina, Boris Lalovac, Rajko Ostojic and Pedja Grbin as deputy SDP chiefs at a party convention...

Croatia needs change and SDP must start it, says opposition leader

Newly elected Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Davor Bernardic said in Zagreb on Saturday that Croatia needed change and that it must be started by...

SDP moves amendments to 'bogeyman's tax reform'

The parliamentary group of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Thursday presented six amendments to a package of tax reform bills, with SDP president Davor...

Opposition MP claims SDP-led gov't laid foundations for GDP growth

MP Branko Grcic of the Opposition Social Democratic Party said on Wednesday that the former SDP-led government, in which he was regional development and EU...

New SDP leader to advocate society of equal opportunity

Davor Bernardic has been elected to lead the Social Democratic Party (SDP) over the next four years, Croatia's strongest opposition party decided at an...

Davor Bernardic takes strong lead in SDP leadership runoff - unofficial

Davor Bernardic has taken an overwhelming lead in a run-off election for the leadership of Croatia's strongest opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP), his...

Davor Bernardic and Ranko Ostojic will face off in a runoff election for SDP chief

Davor Bernardic and Ranko Ostojic are two candidates that entered the second round of the election for the leadership of Croatia's strongest opposition Social...

Davor Bernardic takes early lead in SDP leadership election - unofficial

Davor Bernardic has taken a convincing lead in the race for the leadership of Croatia's strongest opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP), according to...

Official election campaign for new SDP leader begins

The Main Committee of the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Saturday defined a list of eight candidates for party president, marking the start of...

Miljenic: We will fight the shutting down of Sisak Refinery

MP Orsat Miljenic of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) said on Wednesday that the statement by Environmental Protection Minister Slaven Dobrovic of the...

Deputy Parl. Speakers from Opposition Opacic and Vrdoljak

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) parliamentary group decided on Friday, ahead of parliament's inauguration that Milanka Opacic would be SDP's deputy speaker...

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...

SDP, HNS, HSS say will be in Opposition after consultations with president

Representatives of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Croatian People's Party (HNS) and the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) on Wednesday attended...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Croatia elections 2016: State Electoral Commission releases complete results

The State Electoral Commission (DIP) on Monday released complete results of Sunday's early parliamentary election, confirming the Croatian Democratic Union (...

Milanovic announces withdrawal as SDP chief

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic announced on Monday that he would not run for another term as the party's chief. Milanovic made the...

Milanovic looks set to step down as SDP chief

The president of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Zoran Milanovic will address the public at a news conference scheduled for 1400 hrs and it is expected that...

HDZ wins election in six constituencies

Unofficial results of Sunday's parliamentary vote, published by the State Election Commission (DIP) after returns from 100% of polling stations were...

Milanovic: Croatia needs a stable government

After the State Election Commission released preliminary results of the September 11 early parliamentary election at midnight, Social Democratic Party (...

HSS chief backs Milanovic, wouldn't be in a gov't including Bridge

Kreso Beljak, leader of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS), a partner in the SDP-led People's Coalition, said after the first exit polls were published on Sunday...

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. The two main...

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...

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...

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...

Milanovic says his coalition's victory to bring same rules for all, dialogue

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic said at an election rally of the People's Coalition in Karlovac on Tuesday that his coalition's victory in...

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...

Merkel's party falls behind right-wing AfD in her home state

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Party (CDU) has lost its position as second-strongest party in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to...

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...

Milanovic: People leaving Croatia also because of indignation

The leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and candidate for the Prime Minister, Zoran Milanovic, said at an election rally in the eastern...

SDP member: Secretly recording meeting criminal offence

The president of the Sibenik branch of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and war volunteer, Franko Vidovic, on Thursday commented on a secret recording of...

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,...

Milanovic says bridge to connect mainland, Ciovo island will be opened by year's end

Representatives of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led People's Coalition said in Trogir on Saturday that if the coalition won the September 11 election...

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...

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...

Milanovic says Brexit won't seriously affect Croatia's stability

Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic said on Friday that "Britons will have to live" with their decision to leave the European Union and...

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

The opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) caucus on Monday accused Speaker Zeljko Reiner of grossly violating the law and overstepping his authority after...

Bridge says HDZ, SDP stop amendment of MP benefits' law

The Bridge party has posted on its Facebook that MPs of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) have...

Milanovic says HDZ unable to talk about policies, economy

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic said in an interview with Radio Dalmatia on Saturday that Croatia could not "close the topic of the...

Ostojic: Reiner's claim about domestic policy committee dangerous

Social Democratic Party (SDP) MP and former interior minister Ranko Ostojic said on Friday he considered a statement by Parliament Speaker Zeljko Reiner...

Milanovic: SDP gives Oreskovic 24hrs to replace Crnoja

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic said on Wednesday that his party would give Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic 24 hours to replace Veterans...

Opposition calls for veterans' affairs minister's resignation

Opposition benches in parliament on Wednesday called for the resignation of Veterans' Affairs Minister Mijo Crnoja following media reports that he allegedly...

SDP chief: Karamarko's claim about electoral fraud dangerous

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic said on Sunday that claims by Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko about electoral...

Election Commission to reply to Karamarko's accusations Monday

The State Election Commission (DIP) will on Monday present its position on suspicions expressed by Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko...

Outgoing Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic says will sue Grmoja

Outgoing Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic on Thursday confirmed that he had hired an attorney to prepare a private defamation law suit against Bridge spokesman...
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