ZAGREB, July 27, 2020 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Monday responded to President Zoran Milanovic’s accusations that the national COVID-19 response team was a counter-constitutional body, calling it repetition and recycling of topics.
“We already resolved this story in parliament. A repetition, recycling of topics,” he told the press ahead of a meeting of his HDZ party’s Presidency when asked to comment on Milanovic’s statement.
Plenkovic said he did not know what the Constitutional Court would say in assessing if the laws whereby the team has been given powers to restrict fundamental rights and freedoms are in line with the constitution and if some of the team’s decisions are in line with the constitution and the law.
Plenkovic said he had his opinion on that. Asked why this topic was being raised again, he urged the press to ask “him (Milanovic) and them.”
“We are doing everything both constitutionally and legally, good both for health and the economy. That’s the key difference between those who work to protect citizens’ health, to ensure salaries, elections, a stable government, European funding and economic recovery, and those who complain,” the prime minister said.