The Croatian Government has adopted amendments to two defence acts with a major focus on the members of the Croatian Armed Forces.
The two amended acts are the Defence Act and the Act on Service in the Croatian Armed Forces.
The amendments to the Defence Act are for efficient defence system operation and a major role in the Homeland Security System. They are in line with the National Security Strategy and the Act on the Homeland Security System Act.
In addition, one of the amendments is related to the launch of additional opportunities for voluntary service.
The Defence Act amendments highlight the rights and responsibilities of the reserve component of the Croatian Armed Forces in order to expand the active and reserve personnel pool.
They also ensure greater operational efficiency in the fulfilment of the tasks laid down by the legislation and the strategic documents.
These also include improved education and defence-related research activity in the armed forces.
The Act on Service is focused on improving the living and working conditions of the enlisted soldiers, non-commissioned officers and civil employees.
The amendments to this act focus on work compensation instead of compensating the duty and special benefits.
It also outlines the mandatory maintenance of physical fitness, promoting quality of life and health, and upgrading overall readiness.