Following the government's surprise announcement that it will accept all demands from the "67 is too much" initiative that gathered more than 700 thousand signatures to petition a referendum on changes to the law on pension insurance, three union federations behind the initiative held a news conference today.
Yesterday they said they would not give up on a referendum, today they said it would be good if a referendum were held in order to hear what citizens think, however they will wait to see what kind of a decision will be made by parliament on the issue within the next 60 days.
“Since a very clear message has arrived from the government and Croatian parliament, saying that the Croatian government is prepared in entirety to accept and forward to parliament a proposal to change the Law on Pension Insurance, exactly as we had formulated it in our referendum question, we are following all of this with a necessary caution and without euphoria,” said Union leader Krešimir Sever.
“Considering all of the experiences we have had until now, we are cautious. We don't think we have achieved our goal because it can easily be lost. With one law they will accept what we said and on the other hand they will open issues that can be very counterproductive and painful for the interests of citizens. Therefore let us wait a little and see how things develop,” said Union leader Vilim Ribić.
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