PM-Designate Orešković Attends Orthodox Christmas Celebrations

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A few words from PM Designate Tim Oreskovic.

On Orthodox Christmas Eve, Croatian Prime Minister-designate Tihomir Orešković attended the traditional reception of the Serbian National Council, along with other high-ranking representatives of the Croatian government. “We have heard beautiful speeches. I was also in a way a minority, I grew up in a place where there were other representatives of our minorities, and I am confident that minorities make Croatia a richer country”, said Orešković who also commented on the issue of Cyrillic public signs in Vukovar. “I am convinced that Cyrillic signs will arrive in Vukovar. I have personally visited Vukovar, I had a chance to feel it. Cyrillic signs will be there, but when the right time comes. The wounds are still fresh and time has to play its part”, said Orešković, reports Vecernji List on January 6, 2016.

After the official part of the celebration of Orthodox Christmas, the Prime Minister-designate told reporters that he had not yet talked with the representatives of national minorities, but he has arranged a meeting with Serbian minority leader Milorad Pupovac after the holidays.

Orešković said he could not comment on claims by MOST spokesman Nikola Grmoja that the outgoing Interior Minister Ranko Ostojić tried to spy on MOST leader Božo Petrov, saying he did not have any information about that. “The priority is to form a new government, after which you will learn the first moves and the first reforms of the government”, said Orešković and noted that his priority is to reduce Croatia’s public debt, to improve its credit rating and to send a message that they are there to work for the people.

As usual, this year’s celebrations ended with dividing up a “česnica”. It is a bread which is on Orthodox Christmas Eve traditionally divided into as many parts as there are guests at a celebration. The guest who finds a coin in his part of česnica will have health and luck throughout the year. Today, the coin was found by the Prime Minister-designate Tihomir Orešković, who said that, in addition to luck, he will need to work a lot.


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