Croatia

Croatian Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
180
(2023)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
500
(2024-05)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
3
(2024-05)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
497
(2024-05)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
1%
(2024-05)
Dates of the previous legislature
22 Jul 2020 to 16 May 2024
(2024-05)

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources: The Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, art. 89

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
0
(2023)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is referred to the Constitutional/Supreme Court

Notes: The Head of State have to declare laws within eight days from the date of their adoption by Parliament. If the Head of State holds that a promulgated law does not conform to the Constitution, he/she may institute proceedings to review the constitutionality of such law before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia.

Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Constitutional/Supreme Court

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

There is a procedure for introducing emergency legislation into parliament
Yes
Number of times the procedure for emergency legislation was used, per year
94

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No