President Milanović Advises Masters of Law to Be Critical of Politics

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ZAGREB, February 29, 2020 – President Zoran Milanović on Saturday attended a graduation ceremony at the Zagreb Faculty of Law and told the masters of law that in their professional life they should make a contribution, build their knowledge, ask questions and be critical of politics.

Speaking as an alumnus of the school, Milanovic said, “I went my own way, thinking that I was fighting against injustice, and I still feel that, but on that path, as a politician, you make injustices without realising it.”

He also spoke of the emigration of young people, saying that when he graduated in 1990, the bulk of young people wanted to go abroad too.

“That’s human and curious. That’s a quest for knowledge and for improvement, with the desire and the ambition to come back. In that I see a challenge for Croatia, because people are leaving en masse, but also coming back. One should be careful and create all the conditions to make people stay, without spreading a moral panic.”

Countries like Lithuania and Poland have large numbers of emigrants but haven’t collapsed because of that and are considered examples of a successful transition, Milanović said.

“Let’s look around us, let’s learn, let’s not jump to conclusions, let’s be sceptical but loyal, committed and faithful to ideals and our country,” he added.

Dean Igor Gliha said three of Croatia’s five presidents were lawyers and that eight of the 12 prime ministers studied law.

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