ZAGREB, September 1, 2018 – Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said on Saturday that the ruling majority wanted to continue functioning stably and that stronger state institutions, economic development and greater social solidarity would continue to be the ruling majority’s priorities despite the fact that it had been slim from the very beginning.
Commenting on a reporter’s remark that the parliamentary majority was in a situation in which it could be blackmailed by any MP over any decision, Jandroković said that the majority had functioned very well for the past year and a half and would continue to do so until the end of its term.
Asked about HDZ Presidency member Darko Milinović’s staging a protest at the party headquarters earlier this week over delays of elections for the head of the HDZ branch in Lika-Senj County, in which he is a candidate, and the party’s decision to launch disciplinary proceedings against him, Jandroković said that he had nothing to add to the party leadership’s decision.
Asked what position the HDZ leadership would take if Milinović won the elections, Jandroković said that there was nothing personal about the disagreement with Milinović and that his behaviour constituted violation of the party’s main principles.
Asked if he feared the publication of a book authored by former economy minister Martina Dalić, who stepped down following the publication of private e-mail correspondence between her and the consultants and lawyers who had worked on the law on emergency administration in systemic companies (Lex Agrokor), or what Ivica Todorić, former owner of the ailing Agrokor food and retail conglomerate, might say, Jandroković said that he did not because he knew what had happened.
“The public was informed in part or in full… I don’t believe anything new could come up, but attempts will be made by our political rivals and those who want to see Agrokor go down or have some other scenario for it,” he said, among other things.