Liberal GLAS Party Advocates for Changes in Concordat with Vatican

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ZAGREB, January 20, 2018 – Leaders of the Civil-Liberal Alliance (GLAS) party on Saturday said that GLAS lawmakers would move motions for amending the labour legislation to make it more flexible and for reviewing Croatia’s agreements with the Holy See in order to change models for financing religious communities.

Officials of this opposition party said at a news conference that the flexibilisation of the labour legislation should be made so as to be adjusted to the appearance of new professions, new technologies and to regulate teleworking and also to enable labour activity of those above age 65.

GLAS leader Anka Mrak Taritaš said that the party would underline the importance of retraining for new occupations and professions. She and party official Igor Kolman said that the data about two billion kuna having been disbursed from the state budget in the last three years for religious communities, with 95% of that sum, Mrak Taritaš said, set aside for the Roman Catholic Church, was the reason to review the so-called Vatican Agreements.

Kolman finds it problematic that the Catholic Church exerts influence on schools through religious education and he claimed that the Church also exerted influence on the national broadcaster, the Croatian Radio Television (HRT), and other public institutions.

He said that GLAS would launch public discussions on those and similar topics.


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