Profile 24 Oct 16

Pavo Barisic, New Croatian Minister Dogged by his Past

New Croatian minister Pavo Barisic will have to hit the ground running and fend off the slew of accusations being made against him.

Sven Milekic
BIRN
Zagreb
Pavo Barisic. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Sliverhand333

Croatia’s new Science and Education Minister, Pavo Barisic, has been in hot water ever since his candidacy was proposed to parliament on Wednesday.

Controversies range from allegations of plagiarism, to a scandal over travel expenses, to disputes over a loan he obtained for an apartment - and claims that he held far more classes in various universities than the law permits.

Barisic, 57, has denied the claims of wrongdoing.

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