Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction Predrag Štromar has announced that the acting director of the Agency for Real Estate, Croatian Democratic Union member Krešimir Žunić will be relieved of duty.
Krešimir Žunić and his son purchased an apartment at a privileged price through the agency's program for social housing construction. At the time of the sale Žunić was the agency's deputy director and a member of the committee for making decisions on sale of state property.
In an investigative report by RTL television, Žunić said that he is embarrassed to only own one and a half properties while having two loans, adding that he is worried what the prime minister will think of his capabilities.
“I didn't see anything good in that report yesterday. I must admit the statement and the entire situation are odd. I will have a talk with minister Štromar,” said Prime Minister Andrej Plenković today.
“I handed all the documentation I received from the journalist to the State Attorney's Office. We must definitely check it and we are checking and controlling if someone else from the agency resolved their housing problem in this manner and procedures are underway,” said Minister Predrag Štromar.
When asked if he will dismiss Žunić, Štromar said yes, adding “I don't think you can do that and we can't tolerate this.”
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