Plenkovic: New Government Will Be Somewhat Smaller

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ZAGREB, July 13, 2020 – Prime Minister and Croatian Democratic Union leader (HDZ) Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday that the new government would be somewhat smaller than the previous one and its members will be known on Thursday.

“The government will be somewhat smaller than it was. It will be functional, some of the current members in government will remain, others will be in the Sabor. Some new people will join,” Plenkovic said ahead of the meeting of the party’s presidency and national council after official complete results of the July 5 parliamentary election that HDZ won were made public today.

He confirmed that the environment and energy sector may be merged with some other ministry. He underlined that talks are still underway in that regard however the issue of climate change will not be neglected and will become the number one issue in the context of economic recovery.

“There will be fewer ministries but that does not mean that public servants will lose their jobs. This is a different type of message of a fewer number of ministries and fewer members of the government,” said Plenkovic.

He added that he had expected the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) to nominate Boris Milosevic as the deputy prime minister for social activities and human rights.

 “That proposal was agreed to with me and I expected it to be Milosevic. We know each other. He is a lawyer and I think that he can contribute to this new position, which we discussed last week,” the prime minister added.

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