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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

23/06/2021 | 11:50:33 It is so important. No woman should have to fear for her safety and yet there are still too many women who do. We have all read or heard stories of their suffering. We all know women who have been abused: friends, colleagues, family members who sometimes trust us enough to ask for help but sometimes suffer in silence. The recent outbreak of violence during the Covid-19 lockdown tells us how fragile the gains we have made are. That is why we must move forward. Yes, there are preconceptions and... 23/06/2021 | 11:47:16 Mr President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Prime Minister, Mr Alexander de Croo, Ms President, Ms Anca Dana Dragu, Minister, Ms Elisabeth Moreno,  Ms Dubravka Šimonovic,  Ms Nadia Murad, Distinguished members, It's a pleasure to address you on a subject that is close to your hearts and to mine. We share a commitment to end violence against women and domestic violence, and an understanding that the Istanbul Convention is central to that task. The Assembly has played a key role in making the... 22/06/2021 | 16:40:08 In what is the question, actually two questions, related to Armenia and Azerbaijan.  Let me first say that I have been calling since the last year, last summer's outbreak of the hostilities between the two countries, for stopping the humanitarian catastrophe that was visibly going to happen. Unfortunately, the war was there and the consequences are very heavy and very difficult and as always, the consequences then take much, much longer to be erased and to be remedied and the confidence to be... 22/06/2021 | 16:36:59 As you know, Israel is not a member of the Council of Europe; it has a status with the Parliamentary Assembly. Therefore, we cannot talk about the European Convention on Human Rights being followed by a state that is not a member of that Convention. So what we can do, we haven't yet done it though, is to take measures in the context of projects, in what was called the neighbourhood policy for the Middle East, where we had certain projects, especially in Palestine, but which were gradually... 22/06/2021 | 16:26:24 Thank you very much for referring to the annual report because this is my first fully-fledged annual report. Last year I reported through a smaller format which was on, one hand because I was not in the office for long for the whole year, but also because of the pandemic. It was called multilateralism partially oriented to the challenges to the multilateral fora and partially oriented to the Covid-19 and impact on the matters that we are dealing at the Council of Europe and our response to it...