ZAGREB, May 17, 2018 – Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Davor Bernardić said on Thursday the latest emails leaked in the Agrokor email scandal showed that Prime Minister Andrej Plenković had not only been informed of developments in the ailing Agrokor conglomerate, “but personally headed the Borg group which siphoned over 500 million kuna from Agrokor.”
“This is the definitive end of the prime minister… I am urging him to stop this agony by calling an election because Croatia mustn’t be hostage to one man,” he told reporters.
Bernardić said the government should step down and an election be called because the leaked emails showed that Plenković met at least three times with the so-called Borg group and that the group suggested the consultants should work for the government for free and charge their services to Agrokor.
The group calling itself Borg comprised consultants and lawyers who worked on the law on extraordinary administration in systemic companies, dubbed Lex Agrokor.
Bernardić went on to say that the SDP “loudly and clearly dismisses any possibility of a grand coalition” with Plenković’s Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).
He reiterated that the SDP was prepared to assume responsibility for Croatia for the third time, “and form a government which will work in the interest of all citizens.”