The reason of introducing the EUR was the expectation that it would bring economic benefits to member states by strengthening their macroeconomic stability, trade and investment promotion.
As early as 2020, new solar and wind power plants will be more cost-effective than coal and gas power plants.
The clientelist principle by which family and friends of officials always get good state jobs once again excited the public. There are many cases of nepotism and corruption in the Southeast Europe.
Croatia have to develop a new strategy for digitization of industry, public administration and the public sector, modernize the education system and increase investment in R&D.
INA and First Gas Company (PPD) signed an agreement with Croatian Center for Restructuring and Sales (CERP) to recapitalize Kutinska Petrokemija, a leading Croatian petrochemical company
The total value of planned M&A transactions may reach more than EUR1.6bn. In 2017, global value of M&A transactions was USD3.5 trillion, 167 times higher than all companies on the Zagreb Stock Exchange.
In 2017, the contribution of tourism to Croatian GDP increased by 0,7 per cent y/y to 19,6 per cent. Croatia earned EUR1.3bn in revenues from foreign tourist, which meant an increase of 10 per cent y/y.
This year the Croatian government planned a state budget with a deficit of HRK2bn but the fact that it had a surplus of HRK1.6bn in H1 suggests that it may have a surplus by the year-end.
Croatia is an important wine producer and it tries to perfect its wine products for decades. In 2017, wine production had revenues of HRK503.9m (EUR68.1m), but the total production is decreasing.
Standard & Poor's (S&P) kept Croatian BBB's rating in the end of September 2018, and changed the prospects from stable to positive, thanks to expectations that the Croatian economy will continue to grow.