Pusic worried about new govt's "very threatening potential"

Outgoing Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic said on Thursday, after ministerial candidates of the new government were presented, that she was very concerned about the future of the country and its citizens because the new government "has very threatening potential."

"There are probably some decent people (in the new government), however, its worldview makes it rather scary," Pusic told reporters.

The new government includes a person who recently proposed making a list of traitors, which, when such a person comes to power, means "direct terror and a threat of terror", as well as a person who recently said that "anti-fascism is a platitude" even though anti-fascism is cited in the Constitution as one of the foundations of the Croatian state, said the outgoing minister.

"I am very much worried about the future of the country and all citizens, considering the fact that threats to civil freedoms and human rights coming from the new government alone are bigger than they have ever been before," said Pusic.

"I think the new government has very threatening potential," she answered when asked if the new government had reform potential.

She said that she did not know almost any of the ministerial candidates, "maybe two or three people about whom I have heard before", and that she therefore could not judge someone who had not said how they intended to work.

She was very reserved in her comment on her successor Miro Kovac. "Kovac comes from the Foreign Ministry, we'll see how they work," Pusic said, confirming that she was a candidate for Deputy Parliament Speaker.

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