Key Italian Minority MP Unsure about Dismissal of Deputy Prime Minister

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ZAGREB, March 5, 2018 – The Croatian Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Furio Radin, who represent ethnic Italians and is one of key supporters of the ruling coalition, has said that he does not know if Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Martina Dalić “has any skeletons in the closet” and that he would vote during a no-confidence motion instigated by the opposition against Dalić only in accordance with the facts he is presented with.

During his interview which the commercial N1 broadcaster aired on Monday, Radin said that in Croatia “we have a scandal every week and we are inclined to sack someone and after that we do not know what to do.”

“If it is proved that Dalić or anybody else have made advantage for themselves, the ethical standards must be high, particularly as this is about Agrokor,” Radin said, explaining that it must be proven that Dalić has been implicated.

As for the guideline of the council for dealing with the consequences of the rule of undemocratic regimes recommending sanctions for the use of symbols of totalitarian regimes, with an exception that the Ustasha salute “For the homeland ready” can be used for commemorative purposes subject to prior permission, Radin said that he could not agree with that a priori, but that he would first read the entire document adopted by the council recently.

Drawing parallels to a similar situation in Italy, Radin recalls that the Italian Supreme Court has ruled that a stiff-armed salute, also known as Mussolini’s Roman salute, was not a crime if done only for the purpose of commemoration, which meant that it could be used in commemorations, otherwise, it was in contravention with the Constitution.


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