APPOINTMENT: New Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin

At a press conference, Croatian PM Zoran Milanovic (SDP) presented the government’s new Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin (IDS) (see Person of the Week below), who is presently assistant to Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak (HNS) responsible for investments and competitiveness.

After the resignation of Veljko Ostojic (IDS) over a real estate transaction controversy by his spouse and accusations of conflict of interest over the transaction from 2004, the speculations that the Istrian Democratic Sabor would leave the ruling coalition were premature. Manager of the Brijuni Rivijera project, Ratomir Ivicic, has been named to be deputy Tourism Minister. (BJ)

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