Outgoing Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said on Tuesday that the entire caretaker government would continue to do its job and, in line with legal and constitutional regulations, do everything for the state to function normally.
Commenting on a reporter's remark that the HDZ had criticised the Tihomir Oreskovic cabinet for finances and now nominated him who was finance minister in that cabinet as prime minister designate, Maric said the government was responsible in doing its job.
Croatian Finance Minister Zdravko Maric has said that recommendations of analysts of the British multinational banking and financial services company Barclays should not be interpreted as a signal regarding Croatia's credit rating.
"The HDZ Presidency has made a decision that Maric is their choice for PM-designate," Butkovic said when asked why Maric had been chosen since he was not a member of the HDZ and did not have electoral legitimacy.
He was speaking to reporters as part of the New Europe Business Forum, organised by the Zagreb School of Economics and Management. Commenting on criticisms of the announced privatisation, he said "there will always be opposition to any reform."
The Croatian delegation, consisting of representatives of the Finance Ministry and the central bank, is attending the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington on April 15-17.