Vukovar war veterans propose town's wartime commander for minister

The leader of the Croatian society of detainees in Serb-run concentration camps (HDLSKL) Danijel Rehak said on Monday that Homeland Defence War veterans in Vukovar would propose to Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic that the last commander of the defence units of Vukovar, Branko Borkovic, be a nominee either for the new War Veterans' Affairs Minister or the deputy minister.

Rehak said that Borkovic would be the most suitable candidate for that position given his engagement in 1991 to establish a service for care for defenders of Vukovar, notably disabled veterans, which paved the way for the establishment of the relevant ministry.

Rehak called on PM Oreskovic and Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko to decide on the new minister without delay, adding that Vukovar war veterans were not against the nomination of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) secretary-general Milijan Brkic for this position either.

Rehak also called on the government to resist pressure from the EU regarding Brussels' demands for the curtailment of war veterans' entitlements.

Last update: Mon, 07/03/2016 - 14:03

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