SDP main committee says government should resign
ZAGREB, March 12, 2022 – The main committee of the Social Democratic Party on Saturday supported the SDP parliamentary group in a motion to dissolve parliament and concluded that the government cannot become better by changing a minister or two, whether he is spent, does not govern well, and should resign.
Crises can no longer be an alibi for politically unsuccessful action, head of the main committee Marija Lugarić told reporters.
The committee concluded that the government’s anti-inflationary measures are not sufficient because they do not take into account the aggression against Ukraine and the impact of the war on inflation.
SDP Chairman Peđa Grbin said the party proposed indexing pensions to wage or inflation growth and abolishing VAT on fuel excise duties.
He said it was time to start talking about a new economic model that would not rely solely on tourism.
Commenting on a drone that crashed in Zagreb on Thursday evening, Grbin said something was wrong with security and communication with neighbours. Hungary should have informed us that the drone had crossed their territory, he added.
Grbin said he expected the prime minister to make it clear what was wrong and how he would prevent such things from happening again. If it happens again, the reaction should be much faster and better organised, and citizens should be better informed so that there is no panic, he added.
Grbin said he expected NATO to investigate the matter and make it clear why the information system failed.
“If the drone ended up in Croatia by accident, it’s not good because the warning system failed, and if it was by accident, it’s very, very bad because it means no only Croatia but also NATO have somehow been dragged into the conflict,” he added.