Croatian Public Holidays Amendments Bill Remains Unchanged
Source:Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb)
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: December 31, 2020
Earlier today, the Croatian government representative to Parliament, Darko Nekic, rejected all opposition parties' attempts to amend the bill to amend the Croatian law on public holidays, and shift the dates of the Independence Day and Statehood Day holidays of Croatia, accepting only 2 minor naming amendments, proposed by the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).
Last month (2019-10-10 and 2019-10-07), the Croatian government had announced the details of its plans to amend the Croatian law on public holidays to declare a new Vukovar Remembrance Day national non-working public holiday in Croatia, and shift the dates of the Independence Day and Statehood Day holidays of Croatia, and make both these dates regular working days.
The aforementioned law, which is expected to pass, was never expected to affect 2019 public holidays in Croatia (2019-01-04), as the holidays dates' swap would come too late in the calendar year 2019, and break the initial government pledge that "the number of public holidays will not increase and will remain at 13 which is important from the economic aspect, because of the impact on the economy, GDP growth and everything that entails".
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