“Each kuna invested in the private sector will yield a return of four kuna and each kuna invested in the public sector means a maximum return of one kuna, if the money is used efficiently, which in Croatia is not the case,” Bridge MP Zvonimir Troskot said at a news conference.
He said that he condemned the stigmatisation of people who think critically about the National Recovery and Resilience Plan as “people whose patriotism is dubious.”
Ruling HDZ MP Grozdana Perić last week said that those who criticise the National Recovery and Resilience Plan “do not love Croatia.”
“Grozdana Perić and the prime minister’s special advisor on economy, Zvonimir Savić, are not the only economic strategists. There are the Institute of Economics, the Croatian Employers’ Association, the Entrepreneurs’ Association as well as independent economists who are saying that the National Plan is not good,” said Troskot.
“If entrepreneurs are again disregarded, we won’t have money for wages, pensions or COVID allowances,” he said.
Bridge against banning “For homeland ready” salute
Bridge MP Nikola Grmoja commented on initiatives to ban the Ustasha salute “For the homeland ready.”
“As regards the insignia of the Croatian Defence Force (HOS), that is a legal unit of the Croatian Army. We are not for bans but rather for education and clear distancing from all totalitarian regimes, Fascism, Nazism and Communism alike,” said Grmoja, noting that one should not link HOS with the 1941-45 Independent State of Croatia and the Ustasha.
“Banning symbols turns them into a fetish, and we don’t want that,” he said.
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