RESIGNATION: Tourism Minister Ostojic Resigns over Land Transaction

Tourism Minister Veljko Ostojic (IDS) resigned on Saturday over media accusations his family made a large profit from a land sale after a change in planning laws in the region of Istria, where the IDS is the dominant ruling party.  Ostojic is the fourth minister in the “Kukuriku” coalition government to step down since it took power in December 2011.  After initial signs that the IDS would also leave the coalition, IDS President Ivan Jakovcic stated that they would remain in the coalition and called for meetings with PM Milanovic (SDP).  The parties are partners nationally, but are bitter rivals in Istria.

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