Tuesday, 16 July 2019

“No One Can Be Above Constitutional Court Rulings”

ZAGREB, July 16, 2019 - The Vukovar branch of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) said on Monday that no one can be above decisions of the Constitutional Court and also criticise Mayor Ivan Penva for "collectivising the guilt of all Serbs in Vukovar" which they cannot accept.

Vukovar Mayor Ivan Penava said on Sunday that dialogue and cooperation among local residents and ethnic Serbs in that eastern Croatian town was at a satisfactory level and any increase in the volume of rights of that ethnic minority would deteriorate the relations among local communities. Penava underscores that the first priority is to solve the problems caused in that town in 1991 when the area fell into the hands of Serb rebels supported by the then Yugoslav People's Army (JNA). "We cannot forget and ignore the huge injustice inflicted to us in 1991."

Penava's statement ensued after Constitutional Court President Miroslav Šeparović told a news conference this past Friday that the court recommended that the city council in Vukovar adopt changes to their statute whereby Serb councillors can ask now also orally for the delivery of documents and papers in their mother tongue and in the Cyrillic script. Currently, the request has be submitted in a written form.

The Council is given a deadline until October to make those changes and adopt other necessary decisions that will enhance the Serb minority's right to use its language and script.

Penava insists that the current state of affairs in Vukovar "has not ripened" for steps forward in any direction

The SDSS says in its latest press release that local Serbs cannot renounce their rights which they exercise in compliance with the Constitution.

We expect the implementation of our rights in accordance with laws, the local SDSS says in its press release.

On the other hand, the Croatian Conservative Party (HKS) said that any enhancement of the rights of the local Serb community in the town of Vukovar "opens a Pandoara's box".

More Vukovar news can be found in the Lifestyle section.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Constitutional Court Approves Government’s Intervention in Agrokor

ZAGREB, May 8, 2018 - Expounding the Constitutional Court's ruling that the law on emergency receivership in systemically important companies, dubbed "Lex Agrokor", is in accordance with the Constitution, Court president Miroslav Šeparović said on Tuesday that, when it came to the case of the ailing private Agrokor retail and food group, the Croatian government was supposed to intervene, otherwise it would have breached the Constitution's definition of Croatia as a welfare state.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

“Lex Agrokor” Declared Constitutional

ZAGREB, May 8, 2018 - The Constitutional Court on Tuesday announced that the law on emergency receivership in systemically important companies, dubbed "Lex Agrokor", is in accordance with the Constitution.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Constitutional Court Bans Ustasha-Related Street Name?

The Constitution Court has reportedly ruled that a street cannot be named after 10 April, the anniversary of the establishment of the Independent State of Croatia.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Largest Parties Agree on Agrokor Committee, Constitutional Court

After weeks of negotiations, HDZ and SDP will tomorrow finally vote on two critical issues.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

“So Help Me God” to Remain Part of Presidential Oath

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the line at the end of the oath is not contrary to the principle of secularity.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Raiffeisen Bank to File Constitutional Lawsuit against the State

The reason is a recently adopted law.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Constitutional Court Confirms Constitutionality of Abortion

Parliament has to adopt the new law within two years.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Former President Mesić to Leave His Abolished Office

Mesić is forced to leave his office after the Constitutional Court rejected his appeal.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Constitutional Court Abolishes Office of Former President Mesić

Former President Stjepan Mesić says the decision marks the victory for revisionists of fascism.

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