President concerned about State Audit Office findings

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Tuesday expressed concern at the findings of the State Audit Office's review of business activities of the State Administrative Office for State Property Management (DUUDI) and the Environmental Protection Ministry, after Auditor General Ivan Klesic notified her about the State Audit Office's unfavourable opinion for the DUUDI performance and the conditional opinion for the said ministry, according to a press release from the President's Office.

At the talks that focused on the review by the State Audit Office regarding DUUDI and the Environmental Protection Ministry, Grabar-Kitarovic voiced her concern about the findings and irregularities discovered.

According to State Audit Office, DUUDI's fincial statements are not reliable in significant segments and DUUDI's books do not contain information on the real state of affairs regarding DUUDI's assets and financial obligation. Furthermore, business operations are not adjusted to a large extent to laws and other rules.

DUUDI's books show the value of stocks and the interest managed by DUUDI in eight instead of in 58 companies and other legal entities of the strategic and special interest. For this reason, those books show that the value of stocks and shares managed by DUUDI is lower by HRK 16.6 billion from the value stated in the Register and the Central Depository & Clearing Company.

The State Audit Office also warned that in 2014,  DUUDI had procured services worth HRK 1.5 million without applying regulations of the public procurement procedure.

The State Audit Office issued the conditional opinion for Environmental Protection Ministry because the ministry failed to act in accordance with findings of previously conducted reviews and carried on with disputed relocation into the Zagreb Tower offices.

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