Orepic confirms Bertina relieved as PNUSKOK chief

Orepic said he relieved Bertina as part of "a swift reorganisation and overall organisation of the Interior Ministry."

Outgoing Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic says will sue Grmoja

Ostojic intends to sue Grmoja who claims that there are indications that Bridge leader Bozo Petrov was illegally investigated by the PNUSKOK police anti-corruption investigators.

Petrov says Ostojic should face parl. committee on home affairs, national security

"If the SDP had not tried to cheat us, his (Kosic's) speech would have definitely made me go with the Croatia Is Growing coalition."

Ostojic reiterates Petrov was not under surveillance

Ostojic called on all those reporting such things to file criminal charges, so that he could defend himself from such charges but also to be able to prosecute them later, should evidence show that they were telling untruths.

Interior minister: Petrov was not under surveillance

Ostojic said that Bridge spokesman Nikola Grmoja was accusing him without providing any evidence and called on Petrov to face him publicly and discuss the allegations.

Petrov says USKOK hasn't summoned him for interview

Petrov also said that he did not talk with Bridge spokesman Nikola Grmoja, who earlier in the day gave a deposition at USKOK, because he was at talks with Karamarko.

Bridge spokesman gives deposition about Petrov surveillance

"I didn't say I had evidence. The parliamentary committee confirmed that the complaint arrived. Institutions should now do their job and establish if that is true or not," he added.

USKOK looking into Grmoja's claims about Petrov surveillance

The Police Directorate would not comment on Grmoja's claims, and outgoing Minister of the Interior Ranko Ostojic said he would hold a news conference on Wednesday.

Bridge leader was under police surveillance, party spokesman claims

Grmoja made the statement in an interview with the N1 regional television channel while explaining why his party was seeking the top position in the Ministry of the Interior, a key department in combating corruption.