A delegation of the Croatian Democratic Union laid a wreath and lit a candle at the grave of Croatia's first president and Croatian Democratic Union founder Franjo Tuđman, marking 30 years since the party was founded.
Party President and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that in the first 10 years of an independent and free Croatia, Franjo Tuđman succeeded in key strategic achievements.
“Creating democratic institutions, defence of the country from aggression, liberation of territory, reintegration of the Croatian sub-Danube region, a very clearly defined path towards the European Union and NATO. We can be proud of the achievements of the Croatian Democratic Union in that period and in the period of transformation of the legal and economic systems, membership in NATO and membership in the European Union. Today when we are working on key issues, and they are the economy, social inclusion, and efforts for Croatia to be positioned well in significantly changed European and Global relations,” said Plenković.
The Croatian Democratic Union is celebrating its 30 anniversary with a symposium at the Vatroslav Lisinski concert hall in Zagreb, after which a traditional football match is being payed between a Croatian Democratic Union team and a team of stars at the Jarun Lake, where the party was founded at the Borac football club facilities, on June 17th, 1989.