President of the Republic has Today Again Sent Proposal to Prime Minister for Convening National Security Council

11. November 2020.

Since Prime Minister Andrej Plenković has not yet responded to the proposal of the President of the Republic to convene a session of the National Security Council on 20 October, President Zoran Milanović has today again forwarded a proposal to Prime Minister Andrej Plenković to agree on convening the National Security Council. The President’s proposal includes topics that could be included on the agenda of the meeting, pursuant to Article 4, paragraph 3 of the Security and Intelligence System Act.

Since earlier today the Prime Minister reiterated untruths about convening the National Security Council, we are publishing the full content of the letter from the President of the Republic that was sent: 

“Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

I am writing to you once again with a proposal to convene a session of the National Security Council. In accordance with the legal framework, Article 4, paragraph 3 of the Security and Intelligence System Act, only you as the Prime Minister and I as the President of the Republic are authorized to arrange and convene the National Security Council.

As follows from this letter, and in conjunction with my letter of 20 October, I propose that a session is convened and I expect a response from you on whether you accept my proposal.

Given that the President of the Republic chairs the sessions of the National Security Council, in accordance with the aforementioned Article 4, paragraph 3 of the Act, I take the liberty of proposing the following topics for discussion at the meeting, which affect Croatia’s national security:

1. Radicalization in Croatian society;

2. COVID-19 pandemic;

3. Systematic violation of the Dayton Agreement to the detriment of the Croatian people in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

4. Functioning of the judicial system of the Republic of Croatia, especially in combating corruption and organized crime;

5. Annual guidelines for the work of security and intelligence agencies in 2021.

If you believe that another issue should be placed on the agenda, please propose it in order to enable the best possible discussion. Given the numerous important topics, I suggest – if we agree to hold a session – that a two-part session is held in the next two weeks, whereby I am ready to adapt to your schedule.

After receiving your response to this repeated invitation, the technical details of the session can be worked out.”