If you’d like to learn more about Zdravko Maric’s history and the reasons behind him stepping down from his longtime position within Andrej Plenkovic’s government (HDZ), you can do so here.
The article also details Zdravko Maric’s close involvement with the Agrokor saga which threatened to bring the Croatian economy to its knees back in 2017 when certain goings on among its leading names and former boss Ivica Todoric came to light. Maric came to work within the government from Agrokor, and naturally, Ivica Todoric had a lot to say about the otherwise rather unassuming former minister back then, and now.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, ex Agrokor founder and boss Ivica Todoric says that he has analysed everything to do with the current political situation and that he is very much inclined to believe that the reason for Zdravko Maric stepping down from his position within the government is the loss of the Republic of Croatia’s dispute against Hungary’s MOL, an issue which has otherwise been plaguing the government for a significant amount of time now.
“The dispute was initiated by MOL. Croatia will now have to pay an amount between 250-300 million euros, plus interest. A thorough analysis of this case would reveal many facts that would lead one to accuse Andrej Plenkovic of simply handing Croatia’s INA over to MOL, and this should of course be avoided at all costs.
In the same sense, it would open up the story of the arbitration related to Agrokor once again, which would only further complicate Plenkovic’s position even more. In order to avoid dramatic evidence against himself coming to light (he’s trying to sweep everything under the rug), Andrej Plenkovic planned and prepared the strongest possible media bomb to save his own skin. So Maric is now leaving to try to save Plenkovic,” Ivica Todoric wrote on Facebook.
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