Labour Party wants commission of inquiry to investigate president's allegations against Lozancic

Tomislav Koncevski of the Labour party asked in parliament on Friday that a commission of inquiry be set up to investigate allegations made by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic that former Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA) chief Dragan Lozancic was a personal intelligence officer for former Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic.

"We will ask that a inquiry commission be set up to finally investigate the allegations about who is being tapped. I cannot believe that the president can say something like that on public television, namely that the SOA chief can be someone's personal intelligence officer. Someone had to endorse it, someone has to control it. If we don't have mechanisms that control the SOA  chief, then that is very sad, I don't know what parliament and its national security committee are doing. I think it is very irresponsible to depend on just one man," Koncevski said after a recess which he requested on behalf of the Labour Party club of deputies.

He called on MPs to sign the initiative for setting up the commission of inquiry. He needs the signatures of at least one tenth of all MPs, namely 16, for the commission to be set up.

Last update: Sat, 09/07/2016 - 16:14
Author: 

More from Croatia

PM says hasn't heard of any better model for INA buyout than HEP IPO

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic repeated in the parliament on Tuesday that the government planned to buy back...

Number of visiting cruise ships in 11 months of 2016 higher than in 2015

In the first 11 months of 2016, 813 cruise ships visited Croatian ports, 45 more than in 2015, and aboard those...

Task force to be formed to draw up law on financing of local self-government units

Finance Minister Zdravko Maric has said that next week he will propose appointing a task force to draw up a new law...

Hungarian icebreakers arriving on Danube in Croatia

Two Hungarian icebreakers are arriving on the Danube in Croatia this afternoon because of low air temperatures which...

Veterans, Tudjman, Racan deserve credit for Croatia's int'l recognition, SDP official says

The City of Rijeka and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on Monday organised a commemoration in the northern Adriatic...