Parliament adopts Declaration on Croatia’s EU membership

With only one vote “against” (Ruža Tomašić) and 127 votes “for”, the Parliament has adopted the Declaration on Croatia’s membership in the European Union, a document that invites all citizens to go to the referendum on Sunday, January 22, but which also confirms that Croatia’s accession to the EU on July 1, 2013, presents a strategic national interest. During the all-day discussion, the representatives invited the citizens to vote at the referendum on Sunday. And while most of the representatives spoke about the advantages of the EU and reasons for voting “yes”, the representatives of HDSSB and the Labour Party once again pointed out the importance of postponing the referendum and allowing citizens the right to be better informed. Parts of the discussion can be read at