Second indictment against ex-HDZ minister upheld

The Zagreb County Court on Friday upheld the indictment against former Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) minister of transport and infrastructure and Zadar mayor Bozidar Kalmeta, suspected of arranging with the Fimi Media marketing firm the production of the film "Croatia's Transport Renaissance" without a proper public procurement procedure, defrauding his ministry of more than HRK 600,000 (EUR 80,000).

Croatia among most corrupt EU countries

Croatia is the European Union member with the highest level of corruption in public procurement and, along with Romania and Bulgaria, it ranks among the most corrupt countries of the EU, a survey commissioned by the European Parliament and carried out by the non-profit RAND Europe institutes shows.