Turning the Tables
The unexpected victory of Zoran Milanovic in the Presidential elections, the second round of which was concluded on January 5, has turned the tables on Croatian politics. The country is now braced for a period of strained cohabitation between President-elect Milanovic from the opposition SDP and the HDZ-led government of Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), is conducting on Wednesday and Thursday a visit to Zagreb, to participate in the EPP Congress, context in which he has scheduled meetings with several heads of government and high officials of the European Union.
Thousands of people from all over Croatia gathered in Vukovar on Monday to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the town's fall after a devastating siege by Yugoslav People's Army troops and Serb paramilitaries.
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that they had come to express their respect for those who defended the town.