Milanović: MPs to Soon Lose Right to Privileged Pensions

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ZAGREB, October 6, 2019 – Presidential candidate Zoran Milanović visited the coastal city of Zadar on Saturday and said that MPs could soon no longer receive privileged pensions.

The former prime minister said that unlike other presidential candidates, he would not make promises he could not keep.

He recalled that the first two measures parliament adopted in 2012 at his government’s proposal was to cancel private bailiffs and privileged pensions. “That’s to protect the little man.”

He said the Constitutional Court quashed those measures three years later so that all those entitled to privileged pensions still received them, including all the judges in that court. “But I have happy news. According to the latest information, MPs will lose those pensions. These are the simple promises one can keep.”

Asked to comment on frequent criticisms from the ruling HDZ party that under his government all projects in Zadar had stopped, Milanović said there was no proof of that.

“Some people live off work, some off lack of evidence. The motorway, for example, was built under the SDP (Social Democratic Party) government. I’m glad that Zadar is doing well and has been for the past 20 years, but Croatia is also outside Zadar, in Slavonia and places where people not only emigrate, but have no livelihood.”

Milanović congratulated the people of Zadar on City Defence Day, saying it was something very serious and difficult. “One should always remember how thin the line is between freedom and slavery, life and death. Eternal gratitude to those who actively defended this area then, and they were few.”

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