SDP Party Chairman Davor Bernardić (Photo: Patrik Macek/PIXSELL) SDP Party Chairman Davor Bernardić (Photo: Patrik Macek/PIXSELL)

SDP leader Davor Bernardić told reporters that his party has twice in recent history shown that it can assume responsibility when Croatia is in a difficult situation. He said that it had proved that it can be the driving force that changes Croatia, tearing down prejudices, eliminating inequality in Croatian society and eliminating barriers between people.

"For us, the most important thing is to be human, and on that topic, I think people in Croatia can sense a great injustice, they can feel that they are losing trust in the institutions of this country. So, it is our task to pull Croatia and Zagreb from the jaws of corruption, clientelism and nepotism," Bernardić said.

Bernardić also commented on the government's decision to raise the minimum wage, saying that it was little more than a symbolic gesture. "The poorest among us are being thrown crumbs from the table with a miserable raise in the minimum wage. The SDP's proposal is a minimum monthly wage of 4000 Kuna after taxes. Anything less than that is below the line of human dignity. The government is obviously trying to clear its conscience after raising salaries for the 15 thousand wealthiest people in Croatia, for Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković, and because it waived the debts of the richest among us."

Source: HRT