Varaždin County has implemented or is implementing EU-funded projects worth an estimated 784 million kuna, County Prefect Radimir Čačić said on Friday at a ceremony marking the County Day.
Prefect Čačić underscored that all 150 county projects that had applied for funding from the European Union had been given a green-light.
So far, projects worth 176 million kuna have been carried out, and projects worth some 477 million kuna are currently being implemented. At the same time, projects worth an additional 131 million are in the pipeline.
Attending the ceremony was Economy Minister Darko Horvat, who said that the overall growth of the Croatian economy had to be accentuated.
HDZ MP Josip Križanić, who addressed the ceremony on behalf of the speaker of parliament, said that the current government was creating prerequisites for steady growth and development.
County Assembly Chairman Alen Runac said that the results in this northern Croatian county were achieved through cooperation and without political bias, adding that this was also recognised by the government that supported the projects.
However, County Prefect Čačić criticised the government's announced tax deductions for young people, claiming that this would negatively affect the budget of this county where there was a high percentage of youth employment.
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