Blokirani – petition request on the European Parliament’s Petitions Portal

Poštovani,

udruga Blokirani, na dan 15.10.2015. predala je zamolbu EU Parlamentu za pokretanjem EU peticije kojom bi se otvorio proces Deblokade 322 500 Blokiranih Hrvata. Službeni broj peticije 1086/2015.

Kompletan tekst peticije ( na engleskom) pročitajte u nastavku.
Sažetak peticije na hrvatskom: Upozoravamo na Ovršni zakon RH kojim je svaka četvrta zaposlena osoba u dugotrajnoj blokadi svih računa; Upozoravamo da se Ovršni provodi bez sudske presude, čak bez da dužnik bude obavješten o pokretanju postupka. Upozoravamo i nabrajamo da se Hrvatskim Ovršnim zakonom krši niz EU osnovnih ljudskih i građanskih prava te tražimo da se udruzi Blokiranih omogući direktan sastanak sa EU dužnosnicima na kojem bismo predstavili osnove kršenja ljudskih prava u Hrvatskoj te zatražili pokretanje obveze usklađivanja EU Direktiva i EU zakona sa Hrvatskom inačicom ovrhe

Petition data

Original title: EU should react about frequent, organized and systematic violations of civil rights that the Croatian government carries out against its weakest citizens, the ones that are poor and indebted.

Topics: Fundamental RightsCountry: .Whole EU (Only specific petitions concerning the whole EU)

Name of association: Association The Blocked

Petitioner data

Name: M. K.

Petition original text:

I kindly address you with the request for an urgent EU reaction, considering the personal and political commitment that the EU and its respective members be bastions of democracy and freedom.

I turn to you regarding the frequent, organized and systematic violations of civil rights that the Croatian government carries out against its weakest citizens, the ones that are poor and indebted.

The Croatian government blocks the citizens accounts through a state agency, without court hearings. An appeal doesn’t postpone the perpetration. The legislator discriminates against the poor.

Anyone can block all of a citizens personal accounts through FINA, the state agency – for bills that are past the period of legislation, that have already been paid or even by the order of a creditor against whom criminal proceedings are pending.
Considering the model of blockade that the government carries out, a citizen doesn’t have the possibility to protect themselves.

The number of people that have a continuous blockade of accounts for over a thousand days reached 322 500, considering the family members we are talking about 1 000 000 people. Please note that in December 2010, only 25 000 persons had their accounts blocked. The government introduced this Stalinist model of payment collection that resulted in 322 500 blocked accounts. Given that only 1 400 000 Croatian citizens are employed, of which 500 000 are in the public sector, the amount of blocked citizens presents a legal and political absurd. The European Union needs to react. The assets are taken in the same way the communist government did in 1945.

The debtor doesn’t get instructed about his rights. A notification of the auction gets nailed on the court’s wall and the debtor doesn’t get notified.

Taking into consideration the high amounts of corruption and nepotism in Croatia, and the big gap between the politicians and the citizens, we are asking for a meeting where we could personally introduce with this distorted system of foreclosures that no other country in the world carries out. This is a catastrophic method of exploitation of the weakest, confirmed by the fact that the Croatian citizens ended up being more indebted than the whole Croatian economy!

Every fourth employed Croat’s accounts are blocked by will of the government, for a period of over ten years.

The Croatian government makes a profit of half a billion Croatian money a month on account of interest charged on the debt. It doesn’t suspend the increase of interest rates once the debtor has all of their accounts blocked and in that way there is no exit from debt.

The limit of the blockade and usury is of ten years. This has 322 500 Croats along with the members of their families condemned to a slow death.

We are an organization of citizens, the advocacy group of The Blocked.

A half and a year ago we submitted the case “Citizens against the Foreclosures Mafia” to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia, but there was no reply. We reached out to everyone in the country, from the Parliament to all of the State authorities , without receiving any reply.

The only support we got was from the President of the Republic that also wrote to the Constitutional Court seeking the repeal of that Foreclosures Act. The President understands what we meant by calling it a “communist mentality of governing and judgement without the right to a court hearing” because she lived long in the free world of the European Union and the United States of America. She understands why we claim that the Croatian government violates the basic constitutional, civic and human rights.

We don’t have whom to turn to for protection in Croatia. The Constitutional Court is a political body as well. Considering we studied the methods of foreclosures that the EU carries out, we would want it to be integrated within the Croatian state borders.

Help and assistance are needed from the EU Commission.

We kindly ask you for an urgent meeting where the representatives of your organization would bring forth the problem and advised about how to steer the Croatian political government on how to stop deceiving the EU and its own citizens.

Thank You and kind regards, The 322 500 Blocked

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