Croatia PM goes for mini cupboard reshuffle –


Prime Minister Andrej Plenković sacked two authorities ministers on Thursday, together with the one accountable for EU funds, saying the adjustments had been acceptable and obligatory.

Building Minister Ivan Paladina will likely be changed by the top of the ruling HDZ get together caucus, veteran Branko Bačić.

Paladina has been broadly criticised for failing to even provoke reconstruction of the Petrinja area in central Croatia, broken by a devastating earthquake in December 2020, though the EU has supplied emergency funding of just about €700 million from its Solidarity Fund.

The deadline for utilizing the funds has been prolonged till June 2023.

Plenković stated Bačić was one in all his closest allies “and a person with probably the most in depth expertise for this key precedence, which is the reconstruction after the earthquake”.

Nataša Tramišak, accountable for EU funding and regional improvement, will likely be succeeded by the state secretary in her ministry, Šime Erlić.

Tramišak’s predecessor, Gabrijela Žalac, was indicted by the European Public Prosecutor’s Workplace (EPPO) in December for “buying and selling in affect and the abuse of workplace and authority”. Žalac and three different individuals had been arrested earlier final 12 months as a part of an operation carried out by the EPPO.

Native media had largely anticipated the adjustments, which should be authorised by parliament, through which the HDZ coalition has a majority.

(Zoran Radosavljević |

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