Chairman of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) parliamentary group Ivan Suker on Friday said that HDZ would support plans to establish an inquiry commission to investigate claims by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic who accused the previous Security Intelligence director SOA Dragan Lozancic of being former prime minister Zoran Milanovic's "personal intelligence officer".
The Croatian Labour Party called for an inquiry commission and Suker believes that that party is just voicing what the Social Democratic Party' thinks on the matter. "We don't concern ourselves with inquiry commissions. The President certainly did not make that statement off the top of her head. We do not object to it. Why should we, that's a democratic right, just like they who at one time supported our inquiry commissions, if one is proposed, I don't see any reason to oppose it," Suker said in the parliament.
HDZ's partner in government, the Bridge party, however, seems disinclined to an inquiry commission.
"That imbroglio about intelligence services has been going for months. We would like it to end and believe that citizens expect us to spend less time on intelligence, spies and what not and to concern ourselves with the economy," Bridge's MP Miroslav Simic said.
He added that Bridge would not support the establishment of an inquiry commission and would not participate in its work.