war veterans

HDZ chief reassures war veterans that their legal security will be protected

Croatia will protect the legal security of Homeland Defence War veterans and the latest developments show that the issue of arrests of Croatian veterans by Serbia must be solved, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) chief, Andrej Plenkovic said in Zadar on Saturday, calling on Serbia to resort to dialogue.

FM: Croatia to impose counter-measures on Serbia

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac has said that Zagreb will apply counter-measures on Serbia which he accuses of persecuting Croatian Homeland Defence War veterans.

Protest leader: Sit-in won't end without progress in dealing with veterans' problems

Glogoski, who left the meeting which the protesters were holding with the new minister early, told reporters that the protesters' tent would remain outside the ministry because their problems remained unsolved.

Parliament votes in favour of new veterans' affairs minister

Retired Brigadier-General Tomo Medved is Croatia's new Veterans' Affairs Minister after parliament took a vote of confidence on Monday with 88 MPs of the 130 present voting in favour of his appointment, 30 voting against and 15 abstaining.

Committee unanimously supports Medved for veterans minister

The parliamentary War Veterans Committee on Thursday unanimously gave a vote of confidence in Tomo Medved, the candidate for war veterans minister.

PM confident Medved will be excellent veterans minister

Oreskovic conceded that "perhaps (he) was a little slow" in choosing the new veterans minister, but said that he had the opportunity to meet the other candidates for the post and that he was confident that eventually he chose the best one.

PM to talk with ministerial nominee Medved this afternoon

"I will use this afternoon as an opportunity to meet the candidate (Medved), and I hope I will make a decision today," Oreskovic told the press after he had outlined the budget proposal for 2016 to lawmakers.

Karamarko says Brkic would have been top minister

"He is a brilliant man who was nominated to that post by the HDZ whose support, as well as my personal, he has enjoyed. Mr Brkic was absolutely the best solution for that position and I regret that he has decided to withdraw. 

War Veterans Committee session postponed

Demo, a member of the Bandic Milan 365 party, proposed discontinuing the session because a minister representing veterans had still not been appointed.

War veterans committee chair asks for urgent meeting with PM

He particularly warned that the government was in the process of adopting the budget for this year and that war veterans still did not have their representative to protect their interests.

HDZ secretary-general gives up candidacy for war veterans' minister

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) secretary-general, Milijan Brkic, stated on Sunday that he had given up his candidacy for the Minister of War Veterans' Affairs due to the failure among the ruling majority to reach agreement on this matter, ....

Oreskovic says budget outlays for war veterans unchanged in 2016

"Croatian war veterans will receive in 2016 the same as they did in 2015," the PM said at a news conference after the meeting with the veterans was held behind the closed doors.

Vukovar war veterans propose town's wartime commander for minister

Rehak said that Borkovic would be the most suitable candidate for that position given his engagement in 1991 to establish a service for care for defenders of Vukovar, notably disabled veterans, which paved the way for the establishment of the relevant ministry.

Defence minister against merging ministries of war veterans, defence

Defence Minister Josip Buljevic said on Wednesday that he was against merging the war veterans' and defence ministries, and that "not one serious conversation in that direction has been held."

Klemm's co-defendant reaches plea bargain with prosecutors

Klemm is charged with masterminding the unauthorised payment of his company's money to himself. Klemm Security made payments to other companies which in turn made payments to Klemm based on invoices for services which he had never rendered.

Protesting veterans: If minister has violated law, he should leave

Klemm also said that war veterans were not in favour of "a register of traitors", which is advocated by Crnoja, but that they were in favour of punishing crimes.

Crnoja: No register in focus but problems facing veterans

"During the handover ceremony in the Veterans' Affairs Ministry on Monday the media were mostly interested in various registers as if that was the most important issue of the veterans' population," Crnoja said in a press release.

Parliament Speaker meets protesting war veterans

The delegation also included the newly appointed minister Mijo Crnoja  and the head of the parliamentary committee on war veterans, Miodrag Demo.

2,734 war veterans commit suicide from 1991 through 2014

From 1991 to 1996, 100 veterans on average committed suicide annually, as against about 150 now, which means that one commits suicide every third day.

Croatians commemorate 16th anniversary of Tudjman's death

Franjo Tudjman died from stomach cancer and a series of surgical complications at the end of his second term as head of state. He was 77.

Protesting veterans considering ending their protest

"We are considering ending the protest but we still do not know when we will do it," said Glogoski, who also leads the Association of Homeland War Veterans with 100% Disability.

Protesting veterans urge voters not to vote for SDP

Glogoski accused SDP leader and incumbent Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic of "lying, insulting the veterans, belittling the Croatian people and degrading the Croatian state."