“Croatia’s deputy prime minister Martina Dalic resigned on Monday under pressure from opposition groups who accused her of failing to prevent conflicts of interest during the restructuring of food giant Agrokor. [AGROK.UL]

Dalic, who also quit her job as economy minister, denied any wrongdoing but said she did not want to be a burden on the government.

There was no immediate comment from Agrokor or its creditors and it was not immediately clear if Dalic’s departure would hold up the efforts to save Croatia’s largest private company from bankruptcy.

Dalic led efforts to save the food producer and retailer after it was put under state-run administration in April 2017, weighed down by debt accrued during an ambitious expansion drive.

Last week, local news portal Index.hr published what it said was one-year-old email correspondence between Dalic and financial and legal experts she consulted while preparing an emergency law to save the firm which is the Balkans’ biggest employer.” (Reuters)