Šuica Publishes Declaration of Financial Interests, Doesn't Declare Assets Value

By 30 September 2019

ZAGREB, September 30, 2019 - The Croatian candidate for a member of the European Commission, Dubravka Šuica, has published her declaration of financial interests ahead of a hearing at the European Parliament in which she declares her family assets without stating their value.

The declaration of financial interests is available on the official website of the European Parliament and is dated September 12.

The candidate for the European Commission vice-president for demography and democracy, Šuica owns 69 shares of the Atlantska Plovidba shipping company worth 4,105.91 euro and 63 shares of the HT telecommunications company worth 1,354.71 euro.

Her declaration also includes a family house in Dubrovnik, an apartment in Zagreb, and a house at Blidinje in Bosnia and Herzegovina which are all declared as her husband's property. She does not state the value of the real estate declared.

The statement also includes a house and land on Pelješac peninsula, which is partly owned by her husband, and the DUBE d.o.o. maritime shipping company, which has not operated since 2016.

Šuica also declared in the statement of financial interests a house in Cavtat, which has been under construction since 1988 and which she inherited from her parents.

The GONG nongovernmental organisation recently called on Šuica to put an end to years of speculation on the origin of her assets and publish her declarations of assets from the start of her political career, as well as findings of a tax inspection into her property, which according to media reports is worth five million euros.

Responding to GONG's demand, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said Šuica "declared everything she should have declared" regarding her assets and accused GONG of "pretending" to be an independent NGO while actually being a prolonged arm of the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Sunčana Glavak, who is to replace Šuica as a member of the European Parliament, has said that by questioning the origin of Šuica's property GONG and the SDP were harming the state's reputation.

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