ZAGREB, October 11, 2020 – Social Democratic Party president Pedja Grbin on Sunday once again called on the ruling HDZ to support the establishment of a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the JANAF oil pipeline operator corruption affair.
The SDP is very clearly appealing to the HDZ, if there is something in the motion for the establishment of the commission of inquiry that doesn’t suit you, tell us, we’ll sit down and talk, and amend it if necessary, Grbin said in Velika Gorica.
Don’t hide behind technicalities to stop what is crucial for Croatia at the moment, which is, let’s take measures so that we can find out what is happening with our investigations, where there is political pressure, why information is leaking, and let’s create a framework to prevent that, he added.
Grbin said he was visiting Velika Gorica to make a clear statement about the fight against corruption because it best illustrated how corruption developed, from utility companies to the town given that the mayor, Dragan Barisic of the HDZ, was in custody.
Barisic is one of 14 people in the JANAF affair whom the USKOK anti-corruption office is investigating for influence peddling, bribery and abuse of office.
Grbin also said the SDP had started preparing for the May 2021 local elections.