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Croatian Democratic Union

Croatian Parliament - Hrvatski sabor
HR - 10000 - Zagreb

Working language: English


In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 14/04/2008 to 23/01/2012

In the Assembly

  • from 14/04/2008 to 23/01/2012 Substitute - Croatia

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: (Former) Committee on Economic Affairs and Development (from 14/04/2008 to 23/01/2012)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Development Issues (from 27/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Development Issues (from 14/04/2008 to 24/01/2011)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on International Economic Relations (from 14/04/2008 to 27/01/2011)


Last speeches

10/10/2023 | 16:06:41 Thank you. Let me go in the reverse order, so I start with the colleagues who work in the in the Secretariat. We are a rule-of-law organisation and I'm applying the current regulation. The regulations were decided by the Committee of Ministers, so, as long as they are in force I will do so. But you also know that the moment when we expelled Russia from this organisation, I prepared a very comprehensive document on the consequences of Russia's expulsion, and one dealt with this issue. Since... 10/10/2023 | 16:00:31 Well, push backs are clearly forbidden under the European Convention on Human Rights, so I can only call on our member states when dealing with migration and with refugees or asylum seekers to apply international standards, including the European Convention that forbids the push backs. So, what in the past we were doing was either through the action of the commissioner or through, in certain cases, also our action from the special representative for migrants and refugees. We would go there... 10/10/2023 | 15:56:17 Thank you very much, Mister Thibaut FRANÇOIS. You will have read that I reacted on the morning of 7 October, when the horrific attacks by Hamas occurred. The brutality and indiscriminate nature of the Hamas violence has led to the deaths of several hundred civilians and injured thousands, with several hundred people taken hostage. All this is unacceptable, as I made clear in my statement on 7 October. Yesterday, as you also know, all over France, including in Strasbourg and in front of the... 10/10/2023 | 15:49:49 Thank you very much. I think it is right that all your questions are somehow linked with our Reykjavík Summit. And the last question coming from you representing Iceland, as a leader of the Icelandic delegation, it is not by chance that you ask this question and that you ask about the environment. Indeed, at Reykjavík, our leaders were very clear that there should be progress and a strong commitment to harness the Council of Europe efforts on human rights and the environment. I know that... 10/10/2023 | 15:45:04 Thank you very much for this question, because the Reykjavík summit was a success. The Reykjavík declaration was very rich in giving orientation to this organisation about what is a priority for the member states to be done in next years ahead. And the agenda set is very ambitious, and you are absolutely right. And I'm very grateful to the Parliamentary Assembly that you took the resolution, almost immediately after the Reykjavík Summit, to support what is my reading and the reading of the...