news 03 Dec 12

Serbia Police to Interview Tycoon Miskovic

In its drive to root our corruption, Serbia's government has scheduled a hearing with the tycoon Miroslav Miskovic.

Bojana Barlovac
BIRN
Belgrade

Delta company has confirmed that its owner Miroslav Miskovic will appear in a hearing at a police station on Monday.

The reason for the hearing is still unknown.

Earlier in November, Aleksandar Vucic, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of corruption and the leader of the ruling Progressive Party, said that at least one case of privatization that need to be examined on the EU's request is related to Miskovic.  

Serbia's ruling coalition has pledged to root out corruption, which is often cited in annual EU reports as one of the biggest problems in the Balkan country.

Vucic has reiterated on numerous occasions that there will be no untouchable people in the fight against corruption.

The Kurir daily newspaper, widely seen as a mouthpiece of the ruling Progressive Party, has been running stories on Miskovic's businesses almost every day lately.

On November 13, Vucic forced Miskovic to admit that he was a co-owner of the daily newspaper Press. Two days later, Miskovic withdrew from its ownership and the newspaper ceased print editions.

Delta Holding is Serbia's largest privately-held company, performing a variety of services including import-export, real-estate, insurance, retail and wholesale.

Besides Miskovic, the target of the fight against corruption has also included few heads of public companies in Serbia and three former ministers.

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