President, Prime Minister determined in fight against bribery, corruption
ZAGREB, July 4 (Hina) - Croatian President Stjepan Mesic and Prime Minister Ivo Sanader will not give up the determined battle against bribery and corruption and all forms of organised crime, regardless of attempts at media and intelligence manipulation by some groups from the intelligence underworld and criminal circles, read a joint statement.
The president and the prime minister completely dismiss attempts to discredit top state officials and chiefs of rule of law institutions by those who evidently fear justice and the functioning of the rule of law, read the statement.
The state leaders' determination and political will have been expressed countless times through support to competent state bodies in the fight against all forms of corruption and organised crime, including through Operation Maestro, and President Mesic and PM Sanader will insist on further operations to be carried out by rule of law institutions. the statement said.
Maestro recently saw eight Croatian Privatisation Fund senior officials arrested for financial wrongdoing.