Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The European Christian Political Movement is delighted to have one of our long-standing members, and now vice-president, join the European Parliament this week. We welcome Mr. Ilčić to Brussels, as he is taking over the mandate of his colleague Ruža Tomašić who is retiring.
Ladislav Ilčić is the chairman of HRAST- Movement for a Successful Croatia, lives in Varaždin with his wife and six children. He served as city councilor on the Varaždin City Council (2013-2017), was also a member of the Croatian Parliament (2015-2016) and special adviser to the ministers of Foreign Affairs (2016-2017) and Culture (2017-2018).
Mr. Ilčić is also an accomplished musician, a violinist and member of the Symphonic orchestra of the Croatian radio/ television since 1995.
In his work in the EP, he will focus on a few key policy matters: more autonomy for the Member States where the national governments have more control and are more involved. Resulting from this, he would like to see the EU refrain from issuing legislation on family matters, marriage and education as those should remain national competences. Ladislav strongly believes that the foundation of every EU document should be the dignity of the human being. He is also advocating for equality among EU member states, where smaller states shouldn’t suffer or be left behind economically. Regarding migration, Mr. Ilčić believes the EU should offer more help and support to people in their own countries and the flow of (illegal) migration should be better controlled.