Speaking at a press conference, they called on Constitutional Court President Miroslav Šeparović to say whether he was under pressure from the ruling coalition and why the Constitutional Court had failed to state its opinion on the two referendum initiatives within the statutory deadline of one month.
Grmoja demanded the urgent calling of the referendum, saying that the stalling of the referendum only showed that the referendum questions were “constitutionally incontestable”.
Grmoja: Life is worth living
Asked to comment on the case of Mirela Čavajda, a woman who wants to terminate her pregnancy because the fetus has been diagnosed with a large malignant tumor on the brain, Grmoja said that it was a very traumatic situation for the woman and her family, and that the party did not want to use this case for political purposes. He said that regardless of the law, there would always be ethical dilemmas of whether certain lives were worth living.
“My opinion is that life is always worth living. We are not the ones to decide that,” Grmoja said.
He said that Most would present its position on the Social Democratic Party’s abortion bill on Thursday, and that they would leave the rest to doctors.
Troskot: Croatia will never be Hungarian
Asked to comment on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s statement that Hungary would have a seaport had it not been deprived of the sea, Troskot said that Most had already warned that the present government with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and former Economy Minister Tomislav Ćorić had been working intensely on the “Hungarianisation” of the Croatian energy and finance system.
He said that Plenković was the enforcer of Russia’s economic strategy in this region, wondering how it was possible that Croatia had not imposed economic sanctions on Russian-owned properties in Mali Lošinj on the northern Adriatic island of Lošinj or an embargo on Russian natural gas.
Troskot said that all this was happening because Plenković and Ćorić were satisfying the interests of “the kings of gas and electricity from lignite-powered thermal power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and the kings of renewable energy connected with Maja Pokrovac,” the director of the Renewable Energy Sources of Croatia association.
Commenting further on Orban’s statement, Troskot said in Hungarian that Croatia would never be part of Hungary. He said it was no coincidence that certain banks were opening their head offices in the coastal city of Zadar, or that Croatia had built several power-transmission lines and gas pipelines towards Hungary, thus becoming dependent on it.