Court President Calls out Kolakušić for Sensationalist Claims about Corruption

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ZAGREB, May 30, 2019 – The president of the Zagreb Commercial Court, Nino Radić, on Thursday dismissed claims by a former judge and recently elected member of the European Parliament, Mislav Kolakušić, who, he said, was continually and falsely accusing him on social networks and in media outlets of being a source of corruption in Croatia.

Radić rejected Kolakušić’s claim that as court president he had personally allocated 7,113 cases to judges who were his yes-men.

Commenting on accusations of corruption in the allocation of cases at the Commercial Court, Radić said that they were false and “exceptionally sensationalist”, as evidenced by a check that did not identify any breaches regarding the 7,113 cases.

He added that according to a Justice Ministry report, in the past three years only two, entirely legal cases of personally handing out files were identified at the Commercial Court – one was allocated following a request to that effect and the other case concerned the joining of two cases, for which Kolakušić personally signed the ruling.

Radić claims that Kolakšić is “aggressively publishing untruths in the media arena and disseminating them via social networks which he edits very professionally.”

Radić believes that by constantly repeating lies, Kolakušić “influences public opinion and unfoundedly jeopardises and causes harm to the work of the Commercial Court and the court’s president.”

Radić notes that as the court’s president, he is not allowed to make public appearances the way Kolakušić is and that unlike Kolakušić, he respects the rule of law in public communication, particularly the code of conduct of judges.

He adds that regardless of all this, he hopes that the MEP will protect Croatia’s interests in the European Parliament conscientiously, with commitment and without saying lies.

More news about Mislav Kolakušić and his political career can be found in the Politics section.


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