National Council for Pensioners and the Elderly to Be Established

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ZAGREB, Sept 17, 2020 – The government on Thursday accepted an agreement on the establishment of the National Council for Pensioners and the Elderly, an advisory body that discusses the issues of pension and health insurance, social policy and the protection of the elderly and that submits opinions to the government.

The agreement regulates the scope of work of the Council and its composition, and it consists of 12 members — four government representatives, six representatives of pensioners and the elderly and one representative each of the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute (HZMO) and the Croatian Health Insurance Institute (HZZO).

In addition, the government made a decision on the allocation of funds for financing a total of 102 cultural, educational, science, health and other programmes and projects of interest to the Croatian people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for which HRK 21.5 million (approx. €2.86 mn) has been provided in the state budget this year.

The government also agreed to amend the Statute of the Croatian News Agency (HINA), whereby the national news agency is allowed to film from the air.

“Since HINA actually generates 50% of its revenue through commercial activities, this will surely help their business,” Culture and Media Minister Nina Obuljen-Korzinek said about the government’s consent to proposed amendments to the Statute.

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