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.

Monday, 12 March 2018

HDZ Split over Istanbul Convention Ratification

ZAGREB, March 12, 2018 - Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) political secretary and MP Davor Ivo Stier believes that it would be irresponsible and harmful, both for the HDZ and for the development of Croatian democracy, to ask HDZ MPs to vote for the Istanbul Convention as that would mean reducing or marginalising Christian democracy in the HDZ, and that disputes surrounding the convention cannot be bridged over with interpretive statements.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Plenković Denies He Will Run for European Commission President

ZAGREB, March 12, 2018 - Prime Minister and HDZ party leader Andrej Plenković on Monday dismissed media reports that he would run for President of the European Commission, saying that it was his job to be Croatia's prime minister, and noting that a majority in the HDZ leadership did not see gender ideology in the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the so-called Istanbul convention.

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