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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

20/04/2021 | 14:54:44 Let me start with the first question, which is about the Istanbul Convention. Of course, I imagine that the question was pulled by the fact that, unfortunately, Turkey has announced the denouncing of this gold standard, which I deeply share your opinion on this important human rights instrument. Let me say that this is the first time in the history of this organisation that a member State is withdrawing from a human rights instrument of these fundamental values. This is really a big, I would... 20/04/2021 | 14:46:05 Thank you very much. I absolutely agree that it's always especially in the family of 47 to talk with them about, but sometimes both approaches are needed. The way to engage with the country is certainly in dialogue with the country. I think that is a very basic principle of work of this organisation. It needs to be cherished in the most difficult situation when they are at hand and in this situation for the crisis in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh. I think that goes without saying that the... 20/04/2021 | 14:35:02 Thank you very much. So let me start with the convention system, and I think that is a very good start to this discussion and it fits somehow the previous discussions we had here. So today, the Council of Europe has 223 conventions that are in place, but we started earlier on, with what we call now the "mother of all conventions", the European Convention on Human Rights. So I absolutely agree that it is important to preserve and to protect and enhance this common legal space shared by our 47... 25/01/2021 | 19:25:33 Written reply I welcome the cease-fire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan reached on 9 November. From the outset of the hostilities, our position has been clear. We were gravely concerned about the events and underlined that on joining the Organisation, the two countries had undertaken to resolve the territorial conflict through peaceful means. This tragic conflict claimed both civilian and military lives and caused suffering and destruction. Everything has to be done now to arrive at a... 25/01/2021 | 16:53:44 Thank you very much. So, starting with access to Crimea. I didn't say that the Council of Europe couldn't go to Crimea, but that the visit to Ukraine of the commissioner to discuss that was postponed because of Covid-19. This was what I wanted to convey. I am sure that the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine are very clearly mentioned in a number of documents of the Council of Europe and, from that point of view, I think my position is very clear as one of the other bodies...