Politics

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Defence Minister Won't Attend President Milanović's Reception

ZAGREB, 3 August, 2022 - Defence Minister Mario Banožić clarified on Wednesday that he will not be able to attend a reception organised by President Zoran Milanović on Thursday ahead of the 27th anniversary of Operation Storm because of his scheduled work obligations. The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is holding a reception for Homeland War commanders at the Knin Fortress on Thursday on the occasion of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day to mark the 27th anniversary of Operation Storm. Banožić said that two years ago, the Defence Ministry decided to include the President in the event,…
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Roma MP, Ex-President, Zagreb Mayor Address Press after Uštica Commemoration

ZAGREB, August 3, 2022 - After a commemoration for the WWII Romani victims of genocide in Uštica, near Jasenovac, on Tuesday, Roma MP Veljko Kajtazi said that this was the first time Roma were starting to speak publicly about the suffering of the Roma people. He noted that today's commemoration was attended by many young Roma people, and that the most senior state officials now attended the commemorative event as well. Asked if he expected an apology from President Zoran Milanović for his latest statements about Roma, Kajtazi would not give a straightforward answer. "I stand by what I have already said…
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Eurozone Accession: Are Croatian Exchange Offices Doomed to Failure?

August the 3rd, 2022 - Are Croatian exchange offices doomed to failure as Croatian Eurozone accession rapidly approaches, and with the sending of the kuna to the history books set to take place on the 1st of January, 2023? As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, six hundred kuna for one hundred euros has become a common amount that is obtained when exchanging these currencies during the height of the summer tourist season when you have to convert money at local Croatian exchange offices. That is all due to alter with the arrival of the euro as the country's official currency, and the need…
Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Plenković Hopes Schmidt will Take Steps in Favour of Croats in BiH

ZAGREB, August 2, 2022 - Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković expressed hope on Monday that the international community's High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Christian Schmidt, will take steps to ensure at least minimal equality for Croats after the elections in that country on 2 October. "We hope that the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Christian Schmidt, will take steps that will ensure at least minimal equality for Croats after the elections on 2 October," Plenković said during a visit to the southern town of Imotski. He said that the Croatian government stands "firmly with Croats in Bosnia…
Monday, 1 August 2022

Plenković Talks Šemper: He's Not an Official, He's been Dismissed

ZAGREB, 1 August, 2022 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Monday that the dismissed chief of staff in Deputy Prime Minister Anja Šimpraga's office, Dalibor Šemper, who has been remanded in pretrial detention after causing a hit-and-run accident and injuring a child, is not a state official and is not connected with the HDZ. "He is not an office holder. He is a civil servant, a man who is not a member of any party, so he has nothing to do with the HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union) or the SDSS (Independent Democratic Serb Party). He was employed in the government through a regular job…
Monday, 1 August 2022

Government Dismisses Deputy PM's Chief-of-Staff after Causing Road Accident

ZAGREB, 1 August, 2022 - Deputy Prime Minister Anja Šimpraga's chief of staff Dalibor Šemper has been dismissed from his post following a hit-and-run accident on Friday, in which he seriously injured a child while driving under the influence of alcohol. The decision was made during a government conference call on Monday. Šemper (45) has been remanded in one-month pre-trial detention, which was ordered due to the danger of interfering with witnesses and repeating the crime. The Karlovac Municipal Prosecutor's Office has accused him of turning onto the opposite side of the road and hitting a 10-year-old child while under the influence of alcohol. The…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

Deputy PM's Head of Office Remanded in Investigative Custody

ZAGREB, 31 July, 2022 - Dalibor Šemper, head of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister Anja Šimpraga, has been remanded in investigative custody after seriously injuring a child in a road accident and trying to flee from the scene.  Karlovac County Court investigating judge Elma Kaleb Mamić confirmed to Hina on Sunday after a two-hour hearing that she had upheld the prosecution motion and ordered one-month detention because of the risk of the suspect interfering with witnesses and repeating the crime. The accident occurred on Friday evening in Štikada, near Gračac, about 70 kilometres inland from the coastal city of Zadar.…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

Head of Office of Deputy PM Šimpraga Arrested for Causing Road Accident

ZAGREB, 31 July, 2022 - The driver who attempted to flee from the scene of a road accident in which a child was seriously injured has been arrested, police said on Saturday.  Deputy Prime Minister Anja Šimpraga confirmed to Hina on Saturday that the driver was the head of her office. The accident occurred on Friday in Štikada, near Gračac, about 70 kilometres inland from the coastal city of Zadar. The 45-year-old driver, driving under the influence of alcohol, skidded off the road and hit a 10-year-old child who was walking by the edge of the road in the opposite…
Saturday, 30 July 2022

Gas Deal Between Croatia, Slovenia and Three Other EU members

ZAGREB, 30 July 2022 - In case of a real crisis in the supply of Russian gas and an EU emergency, member-states are expected to show solidarity, including by signing bilateral supply deals, and Croatia is currently preparing such an agreement with Slovenia, the Jutarnji List daily reports in its Saturday issue. According to information available to the daily, talks will be held on solidarity deals also with Italy, Hungary and Austria, and they imply technical, legal and financial arrangements. This mechanism was envisaged by a 2017 European regulation on supply security but so far only six solidarity deals have been signed…
Saturday, 30 July 2022

Ex-Minister Released from Investigative Custody

ZAGREB, 30 July 2022 - Former HDZ minister Tomislav Tolušić, whom the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) suspects of misappropriating European funds to build a winery, was released from investigative custody on Friday. Tolušić was released at the EPPO's request after all 16 witnesses who he could have tampered with were questioned. The former minister was remanded in custody on 8 July, after he and Željko Ferenc, an employee at the Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, were arrested in Virovitica. Ferenc was released from investigative custody on Thursday after having been previously suspended. Following their arrest, the EPPO said, without revealing…
Saturday, 30 July 2022

Osijek Mayor Ivan Radic Avoids Inflationary Woes in Eastern Croatian City

July the 30th, 2022 - Osijek mayor Ivan Radic has discussed the woes of inflation which have the entire country, continent and indeed the world in a very firm grip, and just how the Eastern Croatian city he is in charge of has managed to avoid many price hikes. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Osijek mayor Ivan Radic recently made a statement to N1 television about inflation, price increases and how Osijek has managed to avoid many unpleasant situations in the face of a very uncomfortable inflation wave following the Russian invasion of Ukraine back in February. "I'm happy with what we…
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