Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Tuesday that at the moment he did not see that former minister Gabrijela Zalac, an official of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), is guilty of anything after the USKOK anti-corruption office expanded its investigation in the windpark scandal.
“I read the press release for my information. Our judicial bodies are independent. You are aware of our position – we have zero tolerance to corruption. I don’t what is behind that and I cannot deduct from the press release what exactly it has to do with,” Plenkovic told reporters during a visit to Split-Dalmatia County.
I don’t have any information about what USKOK and the State Prosecutor (DORH) are doing.
What he does know is that the loan in question was approved, as far as he is aware, in accordance with the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) rules.
“We have to see here what this is about exactly. At the moment I don’t know nor do I have any detailed information of what USKOK or DORH are working on. She is a member of the HDZ. At the moment I don’t see that she is guilty of anything,” said Plenkovic.
He claimed that he saw Zalac about a month ago but they did not discuss the windpark case.
“She will deal with this situation on her own and as far as our relationship is concerned, it is as it was in any case,” underscored Plenkovic.