HDZ, SDP chiefs exchange arguments about receiving foreign diplomats

The president of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Andrej Plenkovic, on Wednesday evening commented on criticism from Social Democratic Party (SDP) chief Zoran Milanovic over Plenkovic's meeting with ambassadors, saying that Milanovic's words showed that panic was growing because the HDZ's rating was up ahead of the parliamentary election and adding that he, much better than Milanovic, knew what to do and how to behave with foreign diplomats.

"You can tell by Mr Milanovic's statements that the level of nervousness and panic is growing by the day. Since I announced my candidacy for HDZ chief and got elected, the HDZ rating have gone up 31.6%, which means that on every three voters we received one more," Plenkovic told Nova Tv, when asked to comment on Milanovic's statement that Plenkovic's meeting with ambassadors reminded of 1997 when Croatia was under monitoring. 

"A comment like this from a man who started his professional carrier in diplomacy is absolutely misplaced and inappropriate. It only shows that his communication with representatives of foreign countries when he was prime minister was not good," Plenkovic said.

Last update: Thu, 28/07/2016 - 09:48

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