ZAGREB, November 6, 2020 – Parliament will debate the Homeland Movement’s interpellation on the government’s work in connection with the Krs-Padjene wind park project on Tuesday, Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic announced on Friday.
He said parliament would debate amendments to a revised 2020 state budget in the morning, then debate three bills, and begin a debate on the interpellation at 3 p.m. Voting will take place on Wednesday.
Parliament today added 13 items to the agenda, including a set of bills related to the fifth round of the tax reform and the interpellation submitted by the opposition Homeland Movement, which was backed by 20 other opposition MPs.
In the interpellation, they demand that the government submit to parliament all contracts and decisions concerning Krs-Padjene as well as all relevant decisions by the Energy and Environment Ministry and the Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency.
Citing calculations by experts they hired, the Homeland Movement claims that in 14 years Croatian consumers will pay HRK 2.2 billion more than they should under the price envisaged by law.
The government suggested that parliament reject the interpellation, while Economy Minister Tomislav Coric said all energy ministry decisions on the project from 2017 were adopted after consultation with the State Attorney’s Office and that they were upheld in court in April 2019.
The Krs-Padjene project was launched in 2003 by an Austrian investor and taken over by the CEMP energy company in 2012. Institutions and ministries under a number of governments worked on it.
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