17:46 / 28.06.2022.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

Croatia receives massive payment from European Commission

Dubravka Šuica and Andrej Plenković

Dubravka Šuica and Andrej Plenković

Foto: Patrik Macek / Pixsell

European Commission Vice President Dubravka Šuica on Tuesday presented Prime Minister Andrej Plenković with a decision on the payment of the first installment of €700 million as part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, the largest grant Croatia has received from the Commission.

These are funds for reforms from the national recovery plan undertaken by 31 December 2021, including active employment measures, a program to decarbonize the energy sector, activities in the field of physical planning, labor market, and social welfare reforms, Plenković explained after meeting with Šuica.


"We have been given clear criteria defined for undertaking reforms, all those benchmarks that were important for the Commission to evaluate our achievements every six months. We can say that we are fast and efficient in this regard," said Plenković, adding that this is the largest grant that Croatia has received from the European Commission ever.


Šuica pointed out that Croatia is the sixth EU member to receive the first payment from the Commission under the Recovery and Resilience Facility.


"That is a program that should protect the EU and its members from future possible shocks, created as a consequence of COVID-19," Šuica said.


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