Trial begins against Croatia’s Roncevic

The trial against former Defence Minister Berislav Roncevic and his assistant, Ivo Bacic, began in a Zagreb court Friday (January 29th). The anti-corruption office, USKOK, charged them in late October with abuse of power over a 2004 procurement deal involving military trucks. Prosecutors say the contract cost the state millions of kunas. Roncevic, who has been stripped of his immunity as a lawmaker, has said he will prove that the accusations are groundless.

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