Bulk of reformist government deal is about demographic recovery

The largest portion of the agreement signed by the Patriotic Coalition led by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) , the Bridge party and the Milan Bandic 365 party on Friday night about a reformist government, deals with a policy for Croatia's demographic recovery.

Thus, one of the measure to halt depopulating trends includes incentives for youth employment in rural areas and in the areas of the special state concern and on islands.

The document envisages the adoption of a strategy for national development for periods of five, 10, 15 and 20 years, and this strategy should encompass decision-making in creating economic, security and defence, judicial, education, energy, scientific, health and social policies based on implementation strategies so as to ensure a continuum of activities aimed at national development.

The reformist government agreement highlights the recognition of strategic infrastructures and other national resources and values, such as the unique environment and nature resources.

The parties that signed the document are expected to draw up a reform plan within 60 days.

The agreement, which defines cooperation in the coalition government, provides for the establishment of a Cooperation Council with seven representatives from the Patriotic Coalition and the Bridge each, that will convene once a month to discuss fundamental issues.

The Council will define criteria for candidates for high-level posts in public administration and public companies.

Last update: Sat, 23/01/2016 - 12:59

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