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Insider-Trading Row Aims to Derail Croat Euro Entry, Vujcic Says

  • Watchdog is probing decades-old trades by top central bankers
  • Croatia seeks to join the EU’s single-currency region in 2023
Boris Vujcic
Boris VujcicPhotographer: Peter Kovalev/TASS/Getty Images

Croatia’s central bank Governor Boris Vujcic said allegations of insider-trading by him, dating back two decades and unearthed this month, seek to sabotage the Balkan country’s plans to adopt the euro.

“The intention of this affair is to hurt euro adoption prospects, but it won’t succeed,” Vujcic told broadcaster RTL TV in an interview Sunday. “Such accusations, without proof, undermine the credibility of our institution. Let’s not take such bait.”