JUNE 8 2015 20:22h

Protesting veterans, PM and ministers again at sitting table




Protesting war veterans began the second round of talks with Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, War Veterans' Affairs Minister Predrag Matic and Defence Minister Ante Kotromanovic in the war veterans' ministry in Zagreb on Monday morning.
Today's talks were scheduled at their first meeting in the government building in St. Mark Square in Zagreb last Monday, 1 June.
The first meeting was open to the public, however, today's working meeting is being held behind the closed doors.
During the talks in the government building in St. Mark's Square, the disgruntled veterans reiterated their criticism of the performance of the Milanovic cabinet and the war veterans ministry and they objected to the authorities' decision that a minimum allowance granted to some categories of war veterans be paid by the Social Welfare Ministry, which was the reason, they explained, why some 1,500 beneficiaries were left without this income.
The protesting veterans have been holding a sit-in rally for more than 230 days in a tent they set up outside the ministry's office in Savska Street, downtown Zagreb, in late October.
They say that they are outraged by treatment and a lack of respect towards them.