ZAGREB, April 15, 2020 – Deputy Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner said on Wednesday the ruling coalition meeting today focused on amending the law on the protection of the population from contagious diseases and that it did not discuss pay cuts in the public sector.
“We all agreed that in this special situation Croatia, and the whole world, is exposed to a new virus that didn’t exist the last time that law was passed. We must adapt it just as some ten days ago we adapted the law on civil protection,” Reiner (HDZ) told reporters after the meeting.
Asked if the adjustments requested by the opposition would be introduced, he said he did not know but that amendments would be discussed if there were any.
Reiner said the coalition did not discuss pay cuts in the public sector and that, as far as he knew, there was no proposal to cut them by 20%.
He said all decisions about that should be made in agreement with trade unions and in line with financial developments.
As for the steps necessary to come out of this crisis, Reiner said Croatian People’s Party president Ivan Vrdoljak mentioned that they must start talking about them and that all were for it.
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