According to Finance Ministry data, since joining the EU on July 1st of 2013 Croatia has received 14.5 billion Kuna (just under €1.9 billion) more from Brussels than it has paid into the EU budget.
Speaking at today's cabinet session Prime Minister Andrej Plenković pointed out that data from the Finance Ministry Croatia, which covers the period from Croatia’s accession to the European Union in the summer of 2013 up until the end of May of this year, Croatia has paid in some 19.7 billion Kuna (roughly €2.65 billion), while it has received almost 34.1 billion Kuna (roughly €4.58 billion).
“For all those still debating whether or not we have any benefit from being members of the European Union, it is good to remind them that on today's date were are up by 14.5 billion Kuna,” Plenković noted.
The prime minister added that he expects that number to increase as Croatia's absorption of EU funds continues to grow. He concluded that he is confident that Croatia will ultimately make use of almost all of the funds available to it.