Croatian prosecutors are investigating the ruling Croatian Democratic Union on suspicion of corruption and the illegal use of funds during previous election campaigns, Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor said.
Croatian Premier Jadranka Kosor rejected tax increases as part of her plan to slash the budget deficit, keep family benefits intact and create new jobs should her Croatian Democratic Union party win December elections.
Hungarian oil company Mol Nyrt. may obtain a majority in its Croatian unit INA Industrija Nafte d.d. as the outgoing government, which opposed the move, prepares to cede power, state television reported.
Croatia will await the results of an investigation into trading in INA Industrija Nafte d.d . stock before enforcing laws to limit private ownership in the oil and gas company, Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor said.
Croatia should resist rushing to adopt the euro after it joins the European Union as a feud over bailouts dims the currency’s appeal, said the head of the party that leads opinion polls before the December elections.
Croatia’s Alliance for Change, which leads in polls before Dec. 4 elections, wants to cut waste from the pension system and lure investments in energy, transport and tourism to create jobs, its top economist said.