The Social Democratic Party has entered amendments to the Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interest into parliamentary procedure.
This is a result of what they claim to be the Croatian Democratic Union's delaying and the stalemate in which no one is responsible for the exemption of Conflict of Interest Committee President Nataša Novaković, which is being demanded by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.
Namely, a procedure against Prime Minister Plenković is underway before the committee related to the adoption of the so called Lex Agrokor law.
“We can say that in the case of exemption of Nataša Novaković and other members of the committee, according to the current situation, we have been left to chance, and a state that has been left to chance is a country by chance. This proposed law represents resistance to what was understood under country by chance, and resistance to the prime minister who is using this to avoid a decision by the committee regarding himself,” said Social Democratic Union MP, Arsen Bauk.
Social Democratic Party MP Peđa Grbin added that their proposal consists of only one article in which the reasons for exemption will be clearly and specifically listed. He went on to say that they propose such cases to be decided upon by the High Court of Administration with a three judge council, in order to additionally guarantee impartiality and professionalism in decision making. He concluded that the High Court of Administration should have 8 days to adopt such a decision.