Ivan Turudić sworn in as Croatia's new Attorney-General

Zagreb - Ivan Turudić was sworn in as Croatia's new Attorney-General at a ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday, and he will take office only in May when the term of the current Attorney-General, Zlata Hrvoj Šipek, expires.

Turudić was sworn in by Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković. and the ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović, Minister of Justice Ivan Malenica, Deputy Speakers of Parliament from the ruling majority Željko Reiner and Furio Radin, Deputy Chairman of the Justice Committee Krunoslav Katičić, the outgoing Attorney-General Zlata Hrvoj Šipek and judicial officials.

The Deputy Speakers of Parliament from the opposition, Sabina Glasovac and Davorko Vidović, and the opposition Chairman of the Justice Committee, Mišel Jakšić, did not attend.

The swearing-in ceremony took place a day before the dissolution of the 10th Parliament for elections, which are due in the next two months. It is possible that the new Parliament will not be formed before the expiry of the current Attorney-General's term.

Turudić thanked the ruling majority for showing their confidence in him, while Parliament Speaker Jandroković thanked the outgoing Attorney-General for her work.

"The duties of the Attorney-General require a high standard of competence, professionalism, autonomy and independence, conscientiousness and impartiality. I am confident that Mr Turudić, who has proved himself in his work and has great judicial experience, will be guided by these principles in his future work and in the work of the State Attorney's Office," Jandroković said, wishing the new Attorney-General a lot of success in his work.

Author: Hina