Monday, 14 May 2018

GONG Against Referendum Initiatives

ZAGREB, May 14, 2018 - The GONG election monitoring NGO said on Monday it disagreed with the latest referendum initiatives, telling Croatia's political elites to regulate election and referendum legislation.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Bishops against Referendum Promotion in Churches

ZAGREB, May 9, 2018 - The Croatian Bishops Conference (HGK) Permanent Council said on Wednesday the Church cared about the promotion and improvement of political decision-making and that believers should stand for and promote Christian values in a pluralist society, but that referendum activities were inappropriate on sacral premises.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Citizens’ Group Defends Referendum Initiative

ZAGREB, May 7, 2018 - The goal of "The People Decide" referendum is to change the current political system, to prevent political bargaining and corruption between political parties and to strengthen voters' decision making in Croatia, organisers of the signature collection for the referendum said on Monday.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Education in Line with Religious Beliefs Erased from Family Law Draft

The controversial provision has been excluded due to pressure from more liberal coalition partners.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Activists Demand Referendum against Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, April 21, 2018 - "The Truth about the Istanbul Convention," initiative comprising several civil society organisations, has established an organising committee for voters to call for a referendum on repealing the Istanbul Convention and called on citizens to sign their petition between May 13 to 27 and help collect 400,000 signatures required for a referendum to be called.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Conservative Groups Plan Referendum on Changing Electoral System

This is the second conservative referendum initiative this spring.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Far-Right Political Block Collapses after One Day

ZAGREB, April 15, 2018 - The Croatian Party of Rights - Dr Ante Starčević (HSP AS) said in a statement on Saturday that it had not nor would it form a coalition with the DESNO party and that it would launch disciplinary proceedings against HSP AS vice-president Vlatka Vukelić who has announced such cooperation with DESNO leader Anto Đapić.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Right-Wing Political Project Launched

ZAGREB, April 14, 2018 - The right-wing political project DESNO, which brings together members of the political party the Democratic Alliance for National Renewal (DESNO) and the Croatian Party of Rights – Dr. Ante Starčević (HSP AS), was presented at a press conference in the eastern city of Osijek on Saturday.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Equality between Married and Unmarried Couples to Be Abolished

The government is working on a new Family Law.

Friday, 6 April 2018

“No Change in Church’s Position about Istanbul Convention”

ZAGREB, April 6, 2018 - Right-wing politicians and NGOs close to the Catholic Church on Thursday said that an interview with the president of the Croatian Bishops Conference (HBK) Želimir Puljić on Croatian Catholic Radio did not bring any "great turnabout" in the Church's stance on the Istanbul Convention and that this was just media interpretation.

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