28th November, 2014
Government welcomes EC's investment plan.
ZAGREB: The Croatian government on Thursday welcomed the European Commission's strategic investment plan, noting that it welcomed any initiative supporting the growth of investment activity and providing an opportunity for job creation.
The EC's investment plan is in line with the concept advocated by the Croatian government, which is based on fiscal consolidation, implementation of structural reforms and strengthening of investment activity, the government's public relations office said in a statement.
The policy of unconditional saving seemed reasonable and acceptable but after six years of economic crisis, it is transpiring that new instruments for stimulating growth and employment should be found, the statement said.
The Croatian government has supported this initiative and participated in its preparation from the beginning, notably in the preparation of a list of projects of strategic importance for which co-financing could be ensured from the European Fund for Strategic Investment.
Sixty-eight projects worth EUR 19.3 billion are currently on the list. The government will define a final list of strategic projects to apply for co-financing from the European Fund for Strategic Investment in line with Croatian and EU interests, the government said in the statement. (by dalje.com/HIC)
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