ZAGREB, May 29, 2020 – Commenting on the arrests of state officials, including Croatian Forests CEO Krunoslav Jakupcic and Public Administration Ministry State Secretary Josipa Rimac of the HDZ party, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday that nobody was above the law and that one had to put an end to corruption.
“I know about it from what police have reported. In any case, this is an operation of independent prosecutorial and police authorities, as it should be,” Plenkovic told Media Servis, an agency specialising in making radio programmes, which published parts of its interview with Plenkovic on its web site.
“If the investigation proves that someone has committed a criminal offence, they should answer for it, regardless of their identity and party affiliation. No one can be above the law and our message is clear: An end must be put to corruption,” said Plenkovic.
He added that a continued and uncompromising fight against corruption was part of his personal, his government’s and the HDZ’s policy.