ZAGREB, July 14, 2020 – The Bridge party received nearly 70,000 kuna in donations in the first half of 2020, according to the reports on political parties’ donations.
This parliamentary opposition party received exactly HRK 68,500 from 108 donors. The four highest donations were 4,000 kuna paid by party officials: Sonja Cikotic, Bozo Petrov and Nikola Grmoja each.
The GLAS party reported HRK 51,000 in donations, with its leader Anka Mrak-Taritas having paid 10,000 and parliamentary deputy Goran Beus-Richembergh 8,000 kuna.
The Human Shield party had 23,000 kuna of donations, mainly secured by donations given by its members.
The New Left which secured seats in the new, 10th parliament had donations in the amount of 19,000 and the biggest individual donation in the amount of 10,000 was paid by the Specijalna Oprema Lucko company, whose core business is developing, manufacturing and installing equipment for gas, oil, petrochemical and general process industries.
About 30 political parties have so far submitted their reports on donations and they are available on the Electoral Commission’s website.
In the first half of this year the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party received HRK 560,000 in donations for its regular political activities, a report published on Monday shows.
Many political parties, including those in parliament, reported no donations, including the Independent Democratic Serb Party, the Croatian Pensioners Party, the Istrian Democratic Party and Let’s Change Croatia. Independent MPs Vladimir Bilek, who represents the Czech and Slovak minorities, and Veljko Kajtazi (Roma minority) also reported receiving no donations.
The Social Democratic Party, Bridge and the Homeland Movement are yet to submit their reports. The deadline is July 15.
Any party that fails to do so by the given deadline faces a fine of between HRK 10,000 and 100,000, while MPs and councillors face a fine of between HRK 2,000 and 20,000.
(€1 = HRK 7.5)