After less than nine months in office, Tihomir Orešković’s government has concluded its final meeting.
On Wednesday, the government led by outgoing Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković held its final meeting, reports Večernji List on October 12, 2016.
“I would like to thank you all on your hard work and dedication, and I wish you good luck and success in the future”, said Orešković. He sent three messages to the next government: continue with fiscal discipline, implement reforms, and improve management of public companies.
“We started nine months ago with our first meeting. We set two clear and measurable objectives: first, to control public finances and the economy, and, second, to accelerate economic growth and improve the standard of living. We were not able to do everything we wanted, but what we did we did well and it can be clearly seen today. All the key economic indicators are better than our predictions”, said Orešković. He added that they had improved positive investment climate and that in foreign policy they had done everything to protect national interests.
The first item on the today’s agenda was the report about the work and outstanding liabilities made during the Oresković’s term in office. The report claims that very significant results have been achieved with respect to three key objectives: to stimulate economic activity and accelerate economic recovery, to achieve fiscal consolidation based on deficit reduction and long-term sustainability of public finances, and to institute better management of assets owned by the state, with a particular focus on their contribution to reducing public debt levels.
The government also adopted series of reports and measures and also approved 67.5 million kuna to be paid to State Election Commission to cover the costs of parliamentary elections which were held on 11 September.
The first sitting of new Parliament will take place on Friday, and it is expected that the new government led by HDZ president Andrej Plenković will be confirmed by Parliament on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.