Sandra Benčić, a parliamentary representative of the We Can party, spoke to N1 about various political events and issues in Croatia. During her commentary, she discussed the tradition of throwing wreaths into the Danube on the day after the fall of Vukovar, emphasizing that it is meant to honor all civilian victims of war and those who have not yet been found.
Benčić also addressed the tensions that arise from different political parties commemorating the event in different ways. She stated that while no one should be offended, each person and party have the right to commemorate as they see fit. However, she criticized certain political parties for engaging in a “race to the bottom” and expressed disappointment in politicians who work to sow hatred, division, and fear rather than promoting unity.
Benčić went on to discuss other issues in Croatia, including the booing of Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and concerns about an uncertain election date. She also criticized the current state of Croatia’s institutions and called for changes in the economic model towards green deindustrialization and better-paid jobs in certain industries. Finally, she praised her party for addressing difficult issues such as parent-educator measures and emphasized the importance of policies that improve people’s quality of life.