OCTOBER 1 2012 21:08h
ZAGREB, Oct 1 (Hina) - Croatian President Ivo Josipovic posthumously decorated recently deceased Croatian Parliament Speaker Boris Sprem in honour of his exceptional and personal contribution toward developing the Republic of Croatia and his contribution to raising the country's reputation and status, the President's office reports.
Sprem aged 56 passed away in a Houston hospital following a long standing battle with illness.
A special commemoration is to be held at 5 pm on Wednesday, 3 October. Sprem is to buried at 12 noon on Thursday, 4 October at Zagreb's Mirogoj cemetery.