Parliament has completely fulfilled its constitutional task this year

Zagreb, 05.06.2013 - Zastupnici glasuju tijekom sjednice Hrvatskog sabora. foto FaH/ Tomislav PAVLEK /ds

This year Croatian legislators have spent a total of 160 days at work in Parliament — 110 working days at plenary sessions and 50 at meetings of parliamentary committees and political groups, Parliament Speaker Josip Leko said at a press conference on Thursday in summing up Parliament’s work in 2013.

MPs discussed 482 items on the agenda, including 308 bills; 157 laws were adopted unanimously, while six were rejected. Legislators requested the floor 10,000 times and put 155 questions to the government during Question Time and another 325 in writing.

The most active MP in the present Parliament, that is in the last two years, has been Branko Vuksic of the Labour Party, with 968 speeches. He is followed by Ivan Suker of the Croatian Democratic Party (HDZ) (823), Boro Grubisic of the regional HDSSB party (792), and HDZ deputies Josip Boric (551) and Branko Bacic (465).

The cost of running Parliament this year was 9.5 million kuna (1.5 million euros).