Preparations for the upcoming elections for European Parliament in May, are in full swing in Croatia. The SDP held a party gathering in Makarska today at which it presented its campaign program.
Outlining the SDP's campaign platform party chairman Davor Bernardić said that he was confident his party would achieve its goal of winning three seats in European Parliament.
"We just want to be a normal country, and that means that we want to have low taxes in the tourism and services sectors like other countries, and not that they are five times higher as they currently are. We want our farmers to have the same subsidies as they have in the European Union, and no the thirty percent less we currently have. If we have European prices then we also want European wages," Bernardić said.
Meanwhile, GLAS held its intra-party elections at which its new party leadership was elected. Also selected were the party's candidates for European Parliament within the so-called Amsterdam coalition. Along with Dijana Topčić Rosenberg and Jozo Radoš, party leader Anka Mrak-Taritaš is also on the slate. She however declined to confirm that if elected she will assume a seat in European Parliament.
"Anka Mrak-Taritaš always goes one step at a time. The first step is to hold a good election campaign, an excellent campaign, and gather as many votes as possible and as many mandates as possible. As for the rest, those are sweet concerns," the GLAS Party chairwoman said.
Two marginal non-parliamentary political parties have also agreed to sign on to the Amsterdam coalition for the European elections. They are the Labour Party and Democrats.