Sunday, 2 September 2018

Investigation, New Strategic Partner Discussed in Uljanik Crisis

ZAGREB, September 2, 2018 - The leader of the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) Boris Miletić has said in an interview with Hina that neither Istria County authorities nor the Pula town government would ever change the town’s spatial plan in the area where the Uljanik shipyard is located in such a way to cause harm to the shipyard or its workers and called on prosecutorial authorities and the USKOK anti-corruption agency to investigate Uljanik's operations and see if there had been any irregularities.

Friday, 31 August 2018

MEP Jakovčić Will Not Run for Re-Election

ZAGREB, August 31, 2018 - Member of the European Parliament Ivan Jakovčić of the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) said on Friday that due to his role in recent developments concerning the ailing Uljanik shipyard, he would not run in the next European elections.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Liberal “Amsterdam Coalition” Falls Apart

ZAGREB, August 31, 2018 - The presidency of the Pametno party has decided to call off any further cooperation with potential partners in creating what has been dubbed the Amsterdam Coalition due to their dissent regarding the problem in the ailing Uljanik shipyard and particularly because of the role and responsibility of some prominent individuals.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

"Amsterdam Coalition" Parties Sign Cooperation Statement

ZAGREB, May 9, 2018 - The leaders of the GLAS, Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) and Pametno parties, Anka Mrak Taritaš, Boris Miletić and Marijana Puljak respectively, signed a statement of cooperation for a better Croatia on Wednesday, marking the official start of their joint political activities in preparations for elections for the European Parliament and for presidential and general elections in Croatia.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

“HDZ Divisions Will Not Destabilise Government”

ZAGREB, April 14, 2018 - Ivan Vrdoljak, the leader of the Croatian People's Party (HNS), a junior partner in the ruling coalition, told a press conference on Friday that it was good that the vote on the Istanbul Convention was over and that now the focus should be on "important and greater problems."

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Istrian IDS Party Will Not Support HDZ’s Government

ZAGREB, March 27, 2018 - Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) leader Boris Miletić said on Monday that the ratification of the Istanbul Convention concerned values of civilised societies and that it should not be treated as a political issue. "Some predominantly Catholic countries such as Italy and Spain have ratified that convention without any problems and I think that our believers would not have any problems with the convention either," Miletić said in an interview with Croatian Radio.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Political Parties Attack Historical Commission Conclusions

ZAGREB, March 1, 2018 - Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Davor Bernardić said on Wednesday the council for dealing with the past had adopted a shameful conclusion on the Ustasha salute "For the Homeland Ready" by "making it acceptable in exceptional situations."

Monday, 19 February 2018

Istrian Party Advocates for Decentralisation

ZAGREB, February 19, 2018 - Boris Miletić, who was re-elected leader of the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) over the weekend, held a press conference in Pula on Monday to present the main guidelines of his programme for the next four-year term in office.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Pula Mayor Boris Miletić Re-Elected as IDS Leader

ZAGREB, February 18, 2018 - The Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) leader Boris Miletić was re-elected for this position by a majority vote at an election convention of this parliamentary party held in Labin on Saturday.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

“Amsterdam Coalition” Parties Advocate for Croatia as a Liberal Democracy

ZAGREB, January 21, 2018 - Leaders of the Civil Liberal Alliance (GLAS), Pametno and the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS), held their first summit in Zagreb on Sunday, saying that their goal was to develop Croatia as a modern state built on the tenets of liberal democracies and to offer the citizens of Croatia optimism and hope in a better future.

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