SDP to move no-condifence vote in Karamarko

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic said on Thursday that his party will launch a procedure in parliament aimed at giving First Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko a vote of no confidence over the business connection between his wife Ana and a lobbyist for the Hungarian oil company MOL, Jozo Petrovic, which is why, in Milanovic's opinion, Karamarko must resign.

Such an incestuous relationship is impossible, Milanovic told a news conference held in the SDP headquarters, underscoring that Karamarko must make up his mind whether he wanted to be in public or private business.

Milanovic insists on Karamarko's political responsibility in the case of business relations between Ana Karamarko and "the biggest lobbyist for MOL in Croatia".

"I am not saying that there are any elements of criminal responsibility, I assume there are none, but politically this is impossible, therefore Karamarko should have resigned. A line must be drawn between private and business affairs and public affairs. Politicians' work is public ... but when it comes to the HDZ the story keeps repeating from one generation to another. Given that he failed to submit his resignation, we will ask for a no confidence vote," Milanovic said.

The SDP chief also said he was interested in hearing the opinion of the junior partner in the coalition government -- Bridge -- on this matter.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 14:16


More from Croatia

PM: Croatia must be leader in resolving problems in region

Croatia has great political responsibility as a stabilising factor in the region and a member of NATO and the EU,...

Interior Ministry dismisses HRW's claims that police are forcing aslyum seekers back to Serbia

The Croatian Ministry of the Interior on Friday dismissed as untruths and insinuations the claims by Human Rights...

French airlines and tour operators expanding their services to Croatia

French low-cost airlines Volotea and Transavia and online travel agency Karavel plan to expand their services to...

EUR 7 mln grant ensured for reconstruction of Osijek fortress

An agreement was signed on Friday in Osijek for a 7 million euro (about HRK 52 million) from the Europe Union for a...

Ukrainian president sees Croatia as trustworthy partner

Croatia is a trustworthy partner of Ukraine and we find Croatia's experience valuable in our struggle for...