ZAGREB, February 20, 2020 – The government on Thursday adopted a regulation on the establishment of an office of the former president upon the end of their term and it will most likely allocate a state-owned residence in Zagreb’s Visoka Street to house former President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović’s office.
The office is being allocated at Grabar-Kitarović’s request and it will perform expert, analytical, administrative and technical tasks required by the former president.
Apart from the right to an office, Grabar-Kitarović, also has the right to an official vehicle and driver and two office staff, and the expenses of the office will be covered from the state budget, Public Administration Minister Ivan Malenica said at the cabinet meeting.
State Assets Minister Mario Banožić said that the former president’s office would most likely be a building in Visoka Street. “Most probably it will be one section of the building, covering about one hundred square metres, which can be physically separated from the rest of the residence,” Banožić explained.
The government also sent a final draft bill on maternity and parental allowances to parliament.
Under the draft bill, as of April 1 the maximum allowance paid for the duration of parental leave to employed and self-employed parents would be raised from the current amount of HRK 3,991 (€537) to HRK 5,654.
The amount would be received for six months if the right is used by one parent, plus an additional two months (a total of eight months) if the right is used by both parents.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković underscored that during the term of his government those allowances had increased by HRK 3,000 in absolute numbers.
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