Thursday, 19 April 2018

Prime Minister Hopeful about Implementation of Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, April 19, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, speaking at a government session on Thursday, called on both those in favour and those against the Istanbul Convention to implement it together and efficiently, saying that the implementation was good, noble and useful.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

CoE Secretary-General Congratulates on Ratification of Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, April 17, 2018 - Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland on Tuesday commended Croatia's protection of minorities and congratulated the country on ratifying the Istanbul Convention.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Protests and the Catholic Church: Politics of Istanbul Convention Demonstrations in Croatia

The ratification of the Istanbul Convention has aroused strong feelings and protests on both sides in recent weeks. Longterm expat resident of Split Tim Bourcier explains his views on what happened in Split last Friday in a guest blog.

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."

Friday, 13 April 2018

Prime Minister Survives Two Important Votes in Parliament

Still, the number of HDZ’s MPs who voted against the government was surprisingly high.

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.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Prime Minister: Part of HDZ Wants to Destabilise Me

ZAGREB, April 11, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Wednesday one could conclude that a part of his Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party wanted to destabilise him by using the dissatisfaction with the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Government’s Thin Majority in Parliament Becomes Even Thinner

ZAGREB, April 11, 2018 - Member of parliament Hrvoje Zekanović of the HRAST party told a news conference on Wednesday that his party was leaving the ruling coalition and all positions in government structures over the planned ratification of the Istanbul Convention, which also meant that it would withhold its support for Economy Minister Martina Dalić in a coming parliamentary vote on her impeachment.

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