Not exactly...the President of Croatia is still the commander-in-chief of the military, while the German president is a pure figure-head with practically no power whatsoever. Theoretically the German president does have the power to veto cabinet members when they are chosen (this is his constitutional right), but ever since Theodor Heuss tried to exercise that right when Nazi-collaborator Adenauer was chancellor and was unconstitutionally refused by Adenauer without consequences, no German president afterward tried to repeat that. The German president also technically can stop legislation from coming into force by vetoing it based on an assessment of unconstitutionality, but even that is barely used at all, because German presidents have been, for the most part, spineless cowards; they are chosen by a congregation of clowns that include celebrities and other idiots. The German military, meanwhile, is headed by the defense minister in peace time and the chancellor in wartime.caveat emptor wrote:Milanović is a center left populist and holds a position of president, that is equivalent to same position in Germany. Ceremonial only and no real power. When he was a prime minister, he was in boat with both NATO integration and sanctions on Russia.
That said, I agree that Milanovic's statements are mostly just populism and have little substance, but they're not as meaningless as a German president's deliberations.