MOST MPs say they want Parliament to continue with debates and adoption of laws until 15 July.
On Monday, MOST sent a request to Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner to resume with regular meetings of Parliament until 15 July, when the decision on its dissolution will enter into force, reports Večernji List on June 27, 2016.
MOST believes that there are very good reasons and states that, in addition to amendments to the Law on Financing of Political Activities and Election Campaigns, “which reduce the financial allocations for political parties”, at the moment there are another fifty items on the agenda that MPs should debate, including various legislative proposals, decisions, and reports. “In addition, by not convening the session, MPs are being prevented from performing their duties for which they have been elected and well paid by the citizens”, said MOST.
MOST added that last week’s public statements “suggested that the intention of HDZ was for Parliament not to proceed with the session until the parliamentary elections” and that “SDP and Zoran Milanović obviously agreed with that, since he said that Parliament would do nothing until 15 July, ‘just like it did nothing before’”.
“If the activities of Parliament were judged just by activities of Zoran Milanović as MP, then it would really be – nothing. Fortunately, it is not so, because in Parliament there are MPs who are doing their jobs, but also want to continue to do their jobs until 15 July when the decision on the dissolution will take effect”, said MOST.
They added that Speaker Reiner officially informed them that “the continuation of the 3rd session would be convened as appropriate, taking into account the need to make decisions on issues of national interest and the smooth functioning of state authorities”.
“Given such ambiguous answer, we call on Speaker Reiner to continue the regular session as early as this week because we think there are very legitimate reasons for that”, concluded MOST.