CSE and CIS
Since the beginning of the century, the Croatian state resembled musical introduction to the Muppet show. In the crucial moment, the leaders were repeating the same, old, good chorus “we are in favor of the European integration”.
The idea of a two-speed Europe should be viewed positively. In economic policy, permission for Member States not to join certain EU initiatives can – figuratively speaking – fill the national purse. Which is not to say that all ideas should be contested.
Czech company Odien Group is investing around EUR2m in a resort in Podstrana in Croatia by the end of this year, with another EUR8m in the next three years. This after taking over the Le Méridien Lav hotel and marina near Split last year, aiming to strengthen its market position.