The state is functioning normally, I do not quarrel with President Zoran Milanović
ZAGREB, April 28, 2021 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Wednesday that the state was functioning normally, rejecting interpretations that it was bickering with President Zoran Milanović and that their relationship affected the state of the country.
“There are no quarrels. What you are saying is a misrepresentation of the facts and the deduction of a conclusion that does not exist,” Plenković told reporters in Šibenik when asked if the country could work with him and the president bickering for months.
There is civilized and polite communication, arguments … listen, watch, follow and you will see who insults who, who argues with whom, who is the target, Plenković added.
“The government has always been constructive and willing to solve problems and negotiate. But there is no sense in faking some kind of unity that does not exist,” he said.
“The state works well. There is nothing wrong with the state – anything that needs to work works,” he said.
Everyone gets their salary, their retirement allowances, a COVID supplement will be paid to retirees, tax refunds and job retention measures will continue, he said.
“The election will take place, we have to sort out some details regarding the vaccination and we are working to allow the tourist season,” he added, referring to his visits to Dalmatia today and yesterday.
Plenković rejected opposition accusations that he and Health Minister Vili Beroš were responsible for the problems with organizing the COVID-19 vaccination, saying the opposition, and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in particular were trying to score cheap political points. due to their unfavorable approval ratings and likely poor results in local elections.
He said it was because of his government’s commitment and not that of the opposition that the COVID-19 vaccines were made secure.
“To date, with the last delivery of the Pfizer vaccine, Croatia has received a total of one million doses of vaccine. Thanks to me and my government and not the opposition, in the next two months more than 3.2 million doses will come. And now it is up to the health system, in coordination with Minister (of Health) (Vili) Beroš, to step up vaccination and ensure the protection of the health of citizens, ”Plenković said.
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