The Agrokor effect: Vucic and Cerar discuss Mercator

Serbian and Slovenian prime ministers, Aleksandar Vucic and Miro Cerar respectively, discussed yesterday Agrokor’s situation, and agreed to protect the rights of the company’s employs to their best abilities, as well as the future operations of supermarket chain Mercator which operates under Agrokor.

Vucic and Cerar also spoke on the phone about the effect that Agrokor’s troubles is going to hoave on both countries, and the functioning of Agrokor’s daughter companies that operate in Slovenia and Serbia. They agreed that they would continue to exchange the latest information and experiences regarding the fallen Croatian giant.

Prior to the telephone call and discussing the situation in Slovenia’s largest retailer with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar met the new Mercator chairman Tomislav Cizmic on Tuesday. He was assured the company was operating normally and said there was no evidence as yet to back up rumours that funds were being diverted.

“He (Cizmic) gave me guarantees that Mercator was a stable company, which will be confirmed on the next meeting of the company’s supervisory board”, Cerar said, as reported by the Croatian newswire, HINA.

Speaking about his call to Vucic, Cerar said that the two sides have the same information regarding Agrokor and the same goal which was for Mercator to remain stable.

(Vecernje Novosti, RTV, 11.04.2017)

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