Monday, 23 April 2018

Croatian Foreign Minister Attends G7 Meeting in Toronto

ZAGREB, April 23, 2018 - Croatian Foreign Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić attended an informal meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) in Toronto on Sunday and on that occasion she spoke about Croatia's experiences from the war of independence in the 1990s and the peaceful reintegration of its Danube region.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Croatian Parliament Ratifies Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, April 13, 2018 - The Croatian parliament on Friday ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention, with 110 votes in favour, 30 against and two abstentions.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Anti-Istanbul Convention Protest Held in Split

ZAGREB, April 13, 2018 - A rally against the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was held in Split on Thursday evening, with speakers at the event claiming that the document would impose a new totalitarianism on Croatia and calling on the government to pursue a policy of sovereignty instead of its current policy of servility.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Majority of Parliamentary Groups Support Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, April 12, 2018 - Most political groups in the Croatian parliament said during a debate on Wednesday that they would support the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, emphasising that it was an important step forward in protecting human rights and warning of the politicisation of the issue in public.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Gender Discrimination Main Complaint to Ombudswoman

ZAGREB, April 8, 2018 - The largest number of complaints which the Gender Equality Ombudswoman received in 2017 concerned labour rights and employment as well as social security, and most reports were filed by women who complained about gender-based discrimination, the Office of Ombudswoman Višnja Ljubičić says in a report for 2017.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Women Representatives Support Government’s Endorsement of Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, March 22, 2018 - Women from various political options and of different worldviews on Thursday supported the government's decisions to send the Istanbul Convention to the Croatian parliament for ratification, stressing that the convention's main aim is the protection of women against violence and that gender ideology is not mentioned in it.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Catholic Church Against Istanbul Convention Ratification

ZAGREB, March 14, 2018 - Once the Istanbul Convention is "cleansed" of contentious stipulations implying gender ideology, the Church will support its ratification, however, regardless of the procedure, full support must be provided to domestic violence victims, the president of the Croatian Bishops' Conference (HBK), Zadar Archbishop Želimir Puljić, said in Sarajevo on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

HDZ MPs Gather to Discuss Istanbul Convention Ratification

ZAGREB, March 14, 2018 - Members of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) parliamentary group and government ministers from the HDZ, led by party president Andrej Plenković, met in Breznica, in Varaždin County, on Tuesday evening to discuss, as the central topic, plans to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Opposition Supports Prime Minister’s Position on Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, March 13, 2018 - The chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) group in the Croatian Parliament Arsen Bauk on Tuesday commended Prime Minister Andrej Plenković for insisting on the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, and added that the story of gender and gender identity ended ten years ago when Croatia joined the European Union.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

HDZ Still Split, But Istanbul Convention Ratification Continues

ZAGREB, March 13, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Monday evening that the process of ratification of the Istanbul Convention would continue, even though some members of the Presidency and National Council of his HDZ party have different views on the matter.

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