Former President Mesić to Return to Politics?

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“Since there are those who want me to again be active in politics, their wishes will be fulfilled”, says former President Stjepan Mesić.

Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesić gave an interview on Thursday evening in which he commented on the decision by the new government to abolish his office and revealed what his plans were for the future, reports RTL on April 22, 2016.

What is going on with INA? Do you know who are the people to whom MOST MP Miro Bulj alludes when he says there are business relations between some politicians and MOL?

I do not know precisely what is going on, but the way in which MOL took over management of INA was not good. As far as Bulj’s statements are concerned, I think he is right to ask those questions and we should receive an answer. INA was not sold, but its management system was changed. So now all the business operations are with MOL.

You will soon go to Syria to negotiate about INA’s oil fields which President Assad’s forces recently took over. Did INA ask you to do it?

I have been invited to Syria by a friendly side. I am going there to see what is happening. If possible, I will talk about whether INA can get back its oil fields. I am not carrying anyone’s message nor do I have right to do that. But I will see whether there is a possibility for the concession for the oil wells to be returned to Croatia.

Your office has been abolished. How will you work in the future?

I think the reason why they abolished my office was not because they did not have information about what I was doing. Every month, my office provides information about the expenditure of funds. Thanks to my efforts, ships worth about 100 million euros were constructed. There is also another contract being negotiated worth 100 million. We are also negotiating about the biggest investment in Šibenik worth 1.8 billion.

Will you continue to be involved in politics? There are rumours that you might run next May to be the Mayor of Zagreb?

I have not been involved in active politics during the last six years, but now they are forcing me to get back in. That will not be through the post of the Mayor of Zagreb, but a real engagement will certainly happen. I was a mayor, prime minister, speaker of parliament and a two-term president, and I was also the last president of Yugoslavia. I have a lot of experience. Since there are those who want me to again be active in politics, their wishes will be fulfilled”, said former President Stjepan Mesić.


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