Opposition Proposes Measures for Demographic Renewal

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ZAGREB, February 23, 2018 – Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Davor Bernardić on Thursday claimed that the SDP’s plan for young people was the most profound document dealing with the issue and in fact the first of its kind in Croatia.

“In the past two months, I have toured Croatia and spoken to young people. We have detected the problems, we are offering solutions and have come up with the first concrete proposal for Croatia’s demographic revival,” Bernardić told reporters when asked if the party had a concrete proposal for Croatia’s demographic problem.

SDP proposes 20 measures to ensure jobs for people, particularly for young people, and security for their families and to make it easier for them to solve the housing issue.

SDP proposes that young people up to the age of 35 be exempt from paying salary contributions, co-financing of young families living in rented accommodation, housing construction, granting of farmland to young families in rural areas, and reinstatement of a subsidised housing savings scheme.

Bernardić addressed reporters outside the Municipal Civil Court after the first hearing in a civil suit filed against him by outgoing emergency administrator in the ailing Agrokor food conglomerate, Ante Ramljak.

Bernardić referred to Ramljak as a member of a group of cronies involved in siphoning money from Agrokor to the benefit of a vulture fund.

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