ZAGREB, June 11, 2020 – The Democrats-Croatian Labour Party coalition on Thursday presented its parliamentary election platform and the first candidates on its slates.
Democrats president Mirando Mrsic said their platform “10 challenges and 10 solutions” was telling citizens that they were willing to make cuts that no political elite or party managed or wanted to make.
“Without cuts in the autumn and in 2021, we will not only lag behind in Europe but be Europe’s appendix,” he said.
“Both big parties, the HDZ, and the SDP, are offering us a beautified picture of Croatia in the autumn, yet a time of big changes lies ahead,” Mrsic said, adding that “the HDZ is offering with its platform a safe smokescreen for even bigger plunder and the SDP isn’t far behind with colourful and grandiose promises.”
He announced progressive taxation of the wealthy, saying it is the only way to reduce the social differences between the enormously rich and the increasing number of impoverished citizens, the revocation of privileged and war veterans’ pensions, a review of the Vatican agreements, and the ban of Nazi and fascists insignia, saying they promote a dark period of human history.
Labour Party president David Bregovac said they were pushing for adequately paid Sunday work and announced at least 50% higher wages and mandatory rest days after Sunday work as well as streamlined labour legislation.