Ivica Todorić: I’m Entering Politics Because Croatia is in Awful Position

Lauren Simmonds

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As 24sata writes on the 5th of December, 2018, Ivica Todorić, who was recently released from Remetinec prison following his eyebrow-raising payment of a million euros in bail, which he said was paid by friends, has decided to become politically active. On Wednesday, the 5th of December, 2018, he announced his political engagement once again and used the opportunity to criticise Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and the Croatian Government, according to a report from N1.

We’ve translated his statement in full below:

”Dear all,

Today, following two years of Andrej Plenković’s government, the Republic of Croatia is socially and economically completely destroyed, devastated, we have chaos and a dictatorship, we’re seeing the destruction of institutions every day, we’re the worst member of the EU, we’re last on the list by all indicators, we’re at the very bottom!

Today, the Republic of Croatia isn’t a country of knowledge, it isn’t a country [which respects] the rule of law, it isn’t a country which cares about its demographic status, the economic position of its citizens, or the state itself.

At the same time, two years have passed since the launch of the plundering of Agrokor, a monstrous criminal project unseen in history in this part of the EU.

That is precisely the best example of corrupt antinational power, which has plagued the future of the citizens of the Republic of Croatia and has thrown the state on its knees.

I fought alone, and I’m still fighting [armed] with the truth and the facts about the crimes which were carried out over my company, my associates, and over me.

Throughout my life I’ve been giving to my homeland to Croatia, through the Agrokor project, building a modern, competitive industry that eventually became the largest in this part of the EU.

But now I look upon this dictatorship of Prime Minister Plenković, who pitilessly continues to inflict tremendous damage upon the Republic of Croatia, and who is destroying our homeland and its future.

Exactly because of the desire to change this catastrophic position of the Republic of Croatia, I decided to become politically active!

We in the Republic of Croatia need to gather all the potential of every individual to make the best use of our national wealth – forests, water, land, and our sea, in order to realise our national interests in the most functional way.

The Republic of Croatia must get started and become a country of knowledge that respects the rule of law. Severe, serious reforms and investment cycles need to be initiated literally overnight as [otherwise] it will be too late. Croatia needs to be transformed into the construction site for the future of our children and all citizens.

I’m sure that we will eradicate this corrupt, incompetent, dictatorial authority – to ensure a better future for our homeland of Croatia and for our children.

With respect,

Ivica Todorić”

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