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Former Serbian minister of economy testifies in Galenika corruption probe

Mladan Dinkic at the 2008 European People's Party Summit.

Mladan Dinkic at the 2008 European People’s Party Summit.

Former Serbian Minister of Economy Mladan Dinkic testified Aug. 25 in the Galenika corruption probe, the Serbian newswire, B92, reported Aug. 25.

 “Mladan Dinkic, a former Serbian minister of economy, gave his testimony as a witness before the Organized Crime Prosecution, and afterward he did not make any statement for the media,” the newswire reported.

 The probe is being conducted against Nenad O., a former general director of Galenika, Dejan B., a former chairman of the Galenika’s board and also director of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) party, and seven other suspects, who are all accused of abuse of office and making illegal gains to benefit Velefram, Velefarm Holding A.D. and other connected companies. According to the prosecutors, the total damage to Galenika is approximately EUR 100 mln.

Dinkic is a third high-rank official, who testified in the Galenika corruption investigation. In late July SPS leader and Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, and high official of the SPS party Branko Ruzic, also testified in this case.

 A trial is expected to begin soon.

Photo courtesy of the European People’s Party. 

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