The Conflict of Interest Commission has been unable to look into opposition allegations that the prime minister was in conflict of interest when handling the Agrokor crisis after the PM claimed the commission chair was in conflict of interest herself.
On Friday parliament's Committee on the Constitution, Standing Orders and Political System, is expected to discuss which institution is the relevant authority to decide on the recusal of the Conflict of Interest Commission chair Nataša Novaković in the case against Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, regarding his alleged conflict of interest in the Agrokor case.
However, HDZ MP Marija Jelkovac has already called for the item to be removed from the committee’s agenda. "What is definite, and what I personally believe as a lawyer, is that the Committee for the Constitution cannot decide on this issue, because it is not within its purview."
Peđa Grbin of the SDP however, feels that the prime minister and HDZ are trying to avoid the probe. "In contravention to the rules of procedure, the HDZ is trying to draw out this process, all in a bid to, either through pressure or an agreement with the Constitutional Court ensure that Plenković is absolved."