SDP Leader Says Fight Against Inflation, Price Growth Must be a Priority

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“Life in Croatia is hard and even though we know that inflation is due to the pandemic and the horrible war in Ukraine, we can do a lot to alleviate its impact on Croatian citizens. The purpose of politicians and policies is to help citizens,” Grbin said at the start of a session of the SDP Main Committee, held for the first time live after two years.

Criticising what he described as the ruling HDZ party’s lack of awareness of the seriousness of the current situation, Grbin said that his party had made concrete proposals to prevent a decrease in the value of pension allowances and secure, for all citizens whose monthly income did not exceed HRK 4,000, regardless of whether they were pensioners or workers, an additional energy bonus, considering that prices of gas as well as heating would go up in the autumn.

Grbin said that his party had also proposed measures to help entrepreneurs who, he said, had lost their markets also due to the war in Ukraine while the state was doing little or nothing to help them.

“There are many ways to help them, including with energy price subsidies, because their bills have increased up to four times,” he said.

The SDP Main Committee is also expected to discuss the reform of the health system and the reform of the labour and election legislation.

Grbin said the party would request that collective agreements in the public sector apply also to the private sector to put an end to inequality among employees, as well as submit to the parliament a proposal for the election law reform to make sure every vote in the country has the same value, regardless of where one lives.

For more, check out our politics section.


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