Friday, 28 September 2018

“Text Messages Scandal” Ministerial Driver to Remain in Jail

ZAGREB, September 28, 2018 - The Osijek County Court ordered on Thursday that Blaž Curić, a chauffeur for Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolušić, be remanded in custody for a month as proposed by the USKOK anti-corruption office.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Whistleblowers to Receive Better Protection

ZAGREB, September 27, 2018 - The Croatian government sent to parliament on Thursday a bill designed to protect those exposing any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organisation that is either private or public.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

“Text Messages” Scandal Leaks a National Security Issue

ZAGREB, September 27, 2018 - Commenting on the "fabricated text messages" affair, the head of the parliamentary home affairs and national security committee Ranko Ostojić of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) warned on Wednesday that "information involving the investigation is leaking" and that there was a possibility that some powerful people were using their position of privilege and privileged information for showdowns within their party, which was very dangerous for national security.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Ministerial Driver Arrested, Where Will “Text Messages” Scandal Lead?

ZAGREB, September 26, 2018 - Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolušić, an official of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), said on Wednesday that he expected the prosecution and punishment of all involved in the fabricated text messages scandal, and another cabinet minister, Lovro Kuščević, who is also the HDZ political secretary, declined to comment on the case until the USKOK investigation was underway in this case.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

HDZ Deputy President Denies Role in Scandal

ZAGREB, September 26, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Tuesday he expected the authorities to fully investigate "absolutely everything" in the latest "fabricated text messages" affair. He was responding to questions from the press before a meeting of his HDZ party's parliamentary group.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Former Culture Minister Pleads Not Guilty to Misusing Budget Funds

ZAGREB, September 24, 2018 - Former culture minister Andrea Zlatar Violić of the Croatian People's Party (HNS) pleaded not guilty to the misuse of budget funds for covering her private bills at the start of her trial before Zagreb County Court on Monday.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Investigation Launched into Fake Texts to Football Boss Zdravko Mamić

ZAGREB, September 22, 2018 - The USKOK anti-corruption office said on Saturday it has launched a probe into a 36-year-old suspected of being the author of fake text messages that former Dinamo football club official Zdravko Mamić claimed proved that former state prosecutor Dinko Cvitan had put pressure on Osijek County Court during a trial against him and three other accused.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Foreign Ministry Denies Allegations about Scandal in Washington Embassy

ZAGREB, September 21, 2018 - The political secretary of the MOST opposition party, Nikola Grmoja, is manipulating and lying when he says that Foreign Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić has done nothing about alleged unlawful activities in the Croatian Embassy in Washington and the Croatian Embassy in Canberra, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, citing a decision by the USKOK anti-corruption office.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Zagreb Mayor Pleads Not Guilty at Start of Trial

ZAGREB, September 6, 2018 - The trial of Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić in the case dubbed "public stands" started in Zagreb on Thursday, with Bandić pleading not guilty to charges of enabling a nongovernmental association to use public stands for collecting signatures for a referendum petition in a non-transparent manner, and as such, allegedly defrauding the city budget of approximately 40,500 euro.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Trial of Zagreb Mayor to Start on 6 September

ZAGREB, August 28, 2018 - Zagreb County Court decided on Tuesday that a trial against Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić will commence on 6 September in the case dubbed “public stands”, in which he is charged with enabling a nongovernmental association to use public stands for collecting signatures for a referendum petition in a non-transparent manner, and as such, allegedly defrauding the city budget of approximately 41,500 euro.

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