“The Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, and Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister, Martina Dalic, gave statements on Dalic’s emails about Agrokor which were published today by the news portal Index.hr.

‘I only want to say, keeping in mind all the discussions over the last months, the economy committee, the government plenary sessions, and all the information repeated by the Minister Dalic more than once, that, during the preparation of the law, in a very short period of time we consulted experts outside the state administration, we had to find a solution in a very short period, I think everything done was for the benefit of the Croatian economy. Now, almost 15 months later, we can see that the company is functional, that the new funds were given, which probably would not be the case without this legal framework. What was important to us was the interest of the Croatian economy at large. We have two months until the agreement is finalised. Regarding the expert group which helped us, the entire process was done with the consent from the then coalition partner, Most, they were in that meeting. We do not see any new elements,’ the Prime Minister said.

When asked whether Minister Dalic still had his confidence, Plenkovic said:  ‘As you can see, the Minister is here with me.’

‘As the Prime Minister said, the analysis and management of the Agrokor crisis was incredibly complex work. To deal with the problem, on the insistence of our coalition partner, we found the biggest experts to help us. Keeping in mind the complexity of the work, I consulted everyone who could contribute to the solving of the problem with their expertise,’ Dalic said.” (N1)