Conflict of Interest Commission opens case against Milanovic over trip to Mljet

NEWS 12.11.202020:11
Marko Dimic/PIXSELL

The Conflict of Interest Commission has opened a case against President Zoran Milanovic related to his allegedly travelling to Mljet Island in August this year in a military helicopter.

“The Commission has opened a case against Milanovic following information in the media and as usual it should collect the necessary data and documents from the competent bodies,” the commission’s spokeswoman Martina Jurisic told Hina on Thursday.

After that the commission will decide at a public meeting whether there are any grounds to launch proceedings.

The commission has previously opened a case related to the president travelling to Albania and it has also received a complaint that says that the president travelled in a military helicopter to attend the funeral of former prime minister Josip Manolic’s wife.

After Nova TV reported that Milanovic had travelled to Mljet in a military helicopter, hec avoided answering reporters about the details of that trip. On October 30 Milanovic claimed that he must not be asked about that.