Conflict of Interest Commission to decide on Karamarko Wednesday

The Conflict of Interest Commission will make public its decision on Wednesday, 15 June, concerning allegations that First Deputy Prime Minister and HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko was in a conflict of interest because his wife was in a business relationship with their family friend Josip Petrovic, who is a consultant for the Hungarian oil and gas group MOL.

The Commission, which is established by the parliament and which consists of independent experts, stated on Friday that it would make the decision next Wednesday.

The Commission launched this procedure on 18 May, after documents about the business ties between Ana Karamarko and MOL's lobbyist Petrovic were released in the media, while Croatia and MOL are being engaged in two arbitration proceedings over their relations in the INA oil and gas company as its two major stakeholders.

In the meantime, the strongest opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) filed a motion of no confidence against Karamarko and the deadline for the 151-seat legislature to take a vote regarding Karamarko expires on 18 June.

Last update: Thu, 23/06/2016 - 15:40

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