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Croatia

The political status in Croatia

On 22 October, the European Commission declared Croatia had taken the necessary measures joining the Schengen Area. Croatia will need to continue working on the implementation of its ongoing actions, in particular its management of the external borders.

The teachers’ strikes are still ongoing and causing agitation. After politicians tried to use the teachers' strike for their electoral campaigns of the presidential election, the school unions distanced themselves from all political parties. By refusing to talk to the presidential candidates, they made their position clear. It is a general problem that teachers are underpaid and should not be misused for partisan interests. However, there is still no progress on the demands made by the unions. The Junior coalition party, Croatian people´s party – liberal democrats (HNS ) announced that their Commissioners of the Government will not attend the government meeting on 31 October, if the draft budget, which is expected to be on the agenda, did not include allocations for education-sector employees.

Overview

Croatia
Population4.190.669
Last EU PresidencyNone
Prime MinisterAndrej Plenković
Assumed office12 October 2016
Next election2019
Next EU PresidencyJan-Jun 2020
Type of parliamentUnicameral
Parliament Seating Total151
Government60
Croatian Democratic Union55
Croatian People's Party – Library Democrats5
Opposition74
Social Democratic Party36
Bridge of Independent Lists14
The Croatian Peasant Party5
Civil Liberal Alliance5
Human Shield4
Istrian Democratic Assembly3
Let’s Change Croatia3

Latest RPP Articles about Croatia

Upcoming elections

CountryNext election ▾Total SeatsParliament Seating
Croatia 2019 151
60Government
55Croatian Democratic Union
5Croatian People's Party – Library Democrats
74Opposition
36Social Democratic Party
14Bridge of Independent Lists
5The Croatian Peasant Party
5Civil Liberal Alliance
4Human Shield
3Istrian Democratic Assembly
3Let’s Change Croatia
Romania Nov/Dec 2019 136
80Government
69Social Democrats
11ALDE
9Government support
9Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania
47Opposition
27National Liberal Party
13Save Romania Union
6People's Movement Party
Spain 10 November 2019 350
84Government
123Spanish Socialist Workers Party
227Opposition
66People’s Party
57Citizens
42Unidas Podemos
24Vox
2Navarrese People’s Union
2Canarian Coalition
6Nationalist Basque Party
15Catalan Republican Left
7Together for Catalonia
4EH Bildu
1Compromis
1Cantabrian Regionalist Party
United Kingdom 12 December 2019 650
311Government
311Conservative Party
10Confidence and supply
10Democratic Unionist Party
247Most Loyal Opposition
247Labour Party
79Other opposition
35Scottish National Party
5The Independent Group for Change
12Liberal Democrats
21Rest
1Non-Voting Member
1Speaker of the House of Commons
Slovakia Before 20 March 2020 150
75Government
49Social Democrats
15Slovak National Party
11Most Hid
4Government is supported by
4Independents
68Opposition
21Freedom and Solidarity
19Olano New Majority
14People's Party – Our Slovakia
11We Are Family
10Independents
Czech Republic 2020 200
93Government
78ANO
0The Czech Social Democratic Party
122Opposition
25Civic Democratic Party
22Czech Pirate Party
22Freedom and Direct Democracy
15Communist Party
15Social Democratic Party
15Supported by
15The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Lithuania Next elections 2020 141
66Government
55Farmers and Greens
11Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
58Opposition
31Homeland Union
13Liberal Movement
8Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
7Order and Justice
15Non-affiliated
8Electoral Action of Poles
5Mixed group
1Speaker of the Parliament
1Vacant seat
Netherlands 2021 150
76Government
33People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
19Christian Democratic Appeal
19Democrats
5Christian Union
74Opposition
20Party for Freedom
14GroenLinks
14Socialist Party
9Labour Party
5Party for the Animals
450PLUS
3Reformed Political Party
3Denk
2Forum for Democracy
Cyprus 2021 56
18Government
18Democratic Rally
3Solidarity Movement
38Opposition
16Progressive Party of Working People
10Democratic Party
3Movement for Social Democracy
2Movement of Ecologists – Citizens’ Cooperation
2National Popular Front
1Independent
1Citizens' Alliance
Ireland Latest 12 April 2021 158
57Government
50Fine Gael
4Independent Alliance
3Independent
44Confidence and supply
44Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party
56Opposition
23Sinn Féin
7Labour Party
6Solidarity
3Independents 4 Change
2Green Party
2Social Democrats
14Independent
Bulgaria No later than 26 May 2021 240
122Government
95GERB
27United Patriots
105Opposition
80Bulgarian Socialist Party
25Movement for Rights and Freedom
13Confidence and supply
12Volva
1Independent
Germany September 2021 709
399Government
200Christian Democratic Union of Germany
46Christian Social Union in Bavaria
153Social Democratic Party of Germany
310Opposition
92Alternative for Germany
80Free Democratic Party
69The Left
67The Greens
2Non-inscrits
Hungary 2022 199
133Government
114Fidesz
17Christian Democratic People‘s Party
65Opposition
20Hungarian Socialist Party
9Movement for a better Hungary
8Politics can be different
3Independents
1Out Home Movement
1Supported by
1German Minority
Malta 2022 67
37Government
37Labour Party
30Opposition
28Nationalist Party
2Democratic Party
Slovenia 2022 90
0Government
0Opposition
90Parties
25Slovenia Democratic Party
13List of Marjan Sarec
10Social Democrats
10Modern Centre Party
9Left
7New Slovenia
5Party of Alenka Bratusek
5Democratic Party of Pensioners
4Slovenian National Party
France Spring 2022 577
351Government
310La République En Marche
41MoDem
190Opposition
98The Republicans
32UDI and liberals
27Socialist Party
17France Insoumise
16Communist Party
Sweden 2022 349
349TBA
Latvia 2022 100
100TBA
Denmark 2023 179
48Government
48Social Democrats
37Supported by
16Social Liberal Party
14Socialist People's Party
13Red-Green Alliance
43Opposition
43Venstre
41Other Opposition
16Danish People's Party
12Conservative People's Party
5Alternative
4Liberal Alliance
4The New Right
Estonia 2023 101
54Government
27Estonian Centre Party
15SDE
12Pro Patria and Res Publica Union
47Opposition
30Estonian Reform Party
8Estonian Free Party
7Conservative People’s Party of Estonia
2Independent
Greece 2023 300
158Government
158New Democracy
142Opposition
86SYRIZA
22Movement for Change
15Communist Party
10Greek Solution
9MeRA 25
Italy 2023 629
0Government
0Opposition
Finland 2023 200
117Government
48Centre Party
38National Coalition Party
18Blue Reform
83Opposition
40Social Democratic Party
39Finns Party
20Green League
16Left Alliance
10Swedish People's Party
1Aland Coalition
5Cristian Democrats
1Lijke Nyt
1Citizens' Party
Luxembourg 2023 60
31Government
12Democratic Party
10Luxembourg Socialist Worker's Party
9The Greens
29Opposition
21Christian Social People's Party
4Alternative Democratic Reform Party
2The Left
2Pirate Party Luxembourg
Austria 29 September 2019 183
113Government
62Austrian People's Party
51Freedom Party of Austria
70Opposition
52Social Democratic Party
10New Austria and Liberal Forum
8Peter Pilz List
Poland Period of Government Formation 460
234Government
234Law and Justice
214Opposition
133Civic Platform
36Kukiz
30Modern
16Polish People’s Party
3Social-Liberal
8Independent
Portugal Period of Government Formation 230
86Government
86Socialist Party
36Confidence and support
19Left Bloc
15Portuguese Communist Party
2Ecologist Party
108Opposition
89Social Democratic Party
18People's Party
1People-Animals-Nature
Belgium Period of Government Formation 150
0Government
25New Flamish Alliance
14Mouvement Reformateur
12Christen Democratic & Flemish
12Open VLD
87Opposition
20Parti Socialiste
9Socialistische Partij Anders
21Ecolo/Groen
5Humanist Democratic Centre
18Flemish Interest
12Workers' Party of Belgium
2DeFI