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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

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... 25/01/2021 | 16:44:57 Now, coming back to the internal matters of the Council of Europe for the teleworking of staff and where they are stationed: I would like to recall first that we have had teleworking for a number of years in the Council of Europe and I think among the public authorities we are one of those international organisations who have offered a very, very generous possibility of teleworking. It amounts to possibly working 20 working days a year which, in all, would be one month in 12 months of work... 25/01/2021 | 16:34:48 I turn now to the questions on Azerbaijan and prisoners of war. What I can say in general - and I can assure you of this - is that, since the start of the conflicts that began at the end of the summer, the Council of Europe has been among the first, if not the first institution, to react. One Sunday morning, very early on, when war broke out, the three of us - the President of this Assembly at the time, the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and myself - reacted and asked the authorities... 25/01/2021 | 16:30:04 Thank you Mr Chairman. Let me start with the questions put at the beginning regarding the execution of judgments and in particular in the three cases that you, Mr Frank SCHWABE, named. Let me first say that execution in general is showing positive developments but still serious difficulties remain in some of the politically sensitive cases. There are structural legal complex problems in some cases. All in all I think we can say that we can be satisfied with the execution trends, but as the... 25/01/2021 | 16:15:13 Of course, the Parliamentary Assembly has worked not only on this issue, but on all of those that I have mentioned. And it is right that every part of the organisation plays its role in order that we can progress together. This is equally true when it comes to addressing other ongoing challenges. For example, the conflict that flared last year in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. We have spoken out repeatedly about the need to ensure peace. We welcomed the November ceasefire between Armenia and...