Gordan Jandrokovic Encourages MPs to Donate Part of Wage to Earthquake Victims

Lauren Simmonds

December the 30th, 2020 – Croatian Parliament President Gordan Jandrokovic has called on all MPs to donate part of their salary to the victims of yesterday’s devastating Petrinja earthquake which affected several continental Croatian towns, ruining buildings, causing injury and tragically even taking multiple lives.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, on Wednesday, the President of the Croatian Parliament, Gordan Jandrokovic, called on all members of parliament to donate money and other materials to help victims in earthquake-stricken Sisak-Moslavina County. He noted that all MPs should give up part of their salary for December.

“Dear colleagues, we’re witnessing a great tragedy caused by the devastating earthquake that struck many residents of Sisak-Moslavina County, but also the rest of Croatia,” said Gordan Jandrokovic.

”Unfortunately, according to currently available information, seven human lives have been lost. And while nobody can bring back the lives of the victims, the earthquake has caused great material losses and financial damage that we can jointly compensate for,” he continued.

He therefore suggested that they all give up part of their salaries for the month of December.

”I’d like to invite you to join the numerous Croatian citizens who are selflessly helping all the victims and come together to show solidarity, as was done after the Zagreb earthquake in March. I’m suggesting that we all give up a part of our salaries for December and pay a monetary donation into the accounts of the Croatian Red Cross or Croatian Caritas,” Gordan Jandrokovic proposed to Croatia’s MPs.

”Thank you in advance to everyone who intends to respond to this invitation, as well as for any other help you’re already showing,” concluded Gordan Jandrokovic, who is himself visiting Petrinja and Glina on Wednesday.

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