Bridge MP says review to determine if professionals work at security agency

Bridge party MP Miro Bulj said on Wednesday his party did not want to be in charge of the supervision of the Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA), but that it insisted that SOA be led by professionals and that a review would determine if that was the case.

"Bridge does not want the supervision. Bridge wants professionals behaving professionally. Security services are one of the most important services when it comes to national security. They must not serve party or private interests," Bulj told reporters in the Croatian Parliament, asked to comment on media headlines that by surveilling controversial sports manager Zdravko Mamic, SOA had accidentally wired and put under surveillance Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, of which she had not been notified.

Bulj declined to comment on the announced replacement of SOA director Dragan Lozancic.

Last update: Wed, 27/01/2016 - 15:35

More from Croatia

Croatian President: Thousands of IS fighters returning to Bosnia

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Dubrovnik on Tuesday that one should face the fact that...

Croatia's food industry records 43.7% increase in net profit

Croatia's food industry generated a consolidated net profit of HRK 931.5 million in 2015, which was an annual...

Croatia records highest Q3 GDP growth in EU

The European Union's economy grew by 0.4% in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter, and...

Croatian footballer under investigation for tax evasion in Spain

The captain of Croatia's national football team and a member of the Real Madrid squad, Luka Modric (31), has come...

Plenkovic says Croatia must take legal position towards totalitarian system symbols

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Tuesday it was necessary for Croatian politicians and experts to find a...