Paladina Dismisses Complaints Against Him as Unfounded

By 8 April 2022
Paladina Dismisses Complaints Against Him as Unfounded
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ZAGREB, 8 April (2022) - Construction Minister Ivan Paladina said on Friday that after stepping into office he had informed his colleagues at the Ministry that he would no longer be involved in the Kupari tourism project, adding that the two complaints sent to the Conflict of Interest Commission were unfounded.

The Conflict of Interest Commission has confirmed receipt of two complaints over whether the newly-appointed minister should have stated the value of securities, rather than receivables, in his declaration of assets.

Addressing the press after a cabinet meeting, Paladina said he had declared his assets to the Conflict of Interest Commission two or three days after becoming minister and that he had consulted them on the steps he should take, in particular regarding the Kupari project.

Paladina said he had filled in his declaration of assets according to the Commission's instructions and following advice from legal experts.

Earlier on Friday, the Conflict of Interest Commission advised Paladina against participating in decision making on a project to build a hotel resort in Kupari near Dubrovnik.

Paladina said he had already recused himself from the project by transferring his powers to the ministry's state secretary and added that within the next 30 days he would transfer his managing rights over his share.

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