As expected, new PM designate was the subject of interest of most international media
Future Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Tim Orešković didn’t just cause a stir among the domestic media, he also made headlines in all major international newspapers over the weekend, especially after the whole post-election drama. It seems every regional and international publication had an opinion on who he is and what he stands for, and on the night before the first Parliament session on December 28, 2015, we will bring just a few of those reports.
Most international news outlets accent Orešković’s background in the pharmaceutical industry, Bloomberg states that Orešković’s appointment could be the opportunity for Croatia to stimulate economic growth by decreasing the impact the State currently has on the economy.
New York Times states “Croatia’s conservatives and a small pro-reform party reached an agreement Wednesday to form a new government led by a little-known businessman, ending weeks of uncertainty after last month’s inconclusive parliamentary election”.
Bosnian Oslobođenje describes Tim Orešković as an expert non-partisan manager stating once agan all his professional credentials. Oslobođenje also talks about the fact how the selection of a non-partisan PM designate has divided political analysts in the country. While some believe it to be a positive turn in Croatian politics, some state Croatia obviously doesn’t need elections anymore, instead Prime Ministers should be selected through a public tender.
The Independent brings the whole story on how Orešković’s name came up in the negotiations between MOST and HDZ. They state Petrov confirmed he was satisfied that a non-partisan professional had been accepted as the Prime Minister designate, and when asked how much time Oreskovic had had to decide if he would accept the candidacy, Petrov said that the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) had contacted Oreskovic several months ago, offering him participation in a future government.