Former deputy prime minister and leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Tomislav Karamarko was not available for any comments on Tuesday after a ruling by Zagreb Administrative Court on Monday upholding a decision by the Conflict of Interest Commission that he had been in conflict of interest due to his business and private relations with MOL adviser Josip Petrovic.
The Conflict of Interest Commission chairwoman Dalija Oreskovic has said that the Commission was not under political pressure when it ruled about Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko being in a conflict of interest.
The Conflict of Interest Commission has still not received all requested documents concerning allegations that First Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko was in a conflict of interest because his wife was in a business relationship with a consultant for the Hungarian oil and gas group MOL.
Let's stop meddling in someone else's business and clean our own backyards first, and we all together have to organise the state and finally ensure jobs for the people, so they don't have to emigrate, Brkic said.
Karamarko has to explain in writing within 15 days whether as a member of the government he participated in any discussion or decision making on the government's attitude and policies related to the arbitration procedures between Croatia and MOL.
First Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Tomislav Karamarko on Tuesday said that he would submit an official request to the Conflict of Interest Commission to investigate the matter of cooperation ...
The Commission said Grabar-Kitarovic had received HRK 1.17 million in compensation for the cost of her presidential campaign and had paid it to the HDZ, the party that nominated her as presidential candidate, so that it could later be used for humanitarian purposes.
The Commission said Kotromanovic had been in conflict of interest because the flight was paid by a foreign entity, namely Russian capital which could have brought him in a dependant position towards that company.
"We are not contesting his right to change the relevant rules, but he used his powers to change them so that his party could obtain a certain benefit in a period that is not considered a pre-election period," said Commission chair Dalija Oreskovic.