Croatia to implement reforms in three main systems

The government is committed to implement reforms in the three largest state systems – pension, healthcare and education, by the end of its mandate, PM Andrej Plenkovic said during the presentation of the results of the work of his government in the past year before the parliament on Wednesday. He underlined that his goal was Croatia to achieve an investment rating by the major rating agencies. To this end, the government is to continue to promote rule of law and strengthen independence and efficiency of judicial institutions, PM Plenkovic said, adding that he expected the judicial institutions to continue to fight against crime and political pressures efficiently and responsibly while relying on full support from the government. He pledged that the digitalization of the public administration will continue, as will the intensification of demographic revitalization measures, provision of the housing subsidies and of financial and logistics support to parents. On the economic front, the government is to continue working for the further reduction of the administrative and tax burden on the economy and the citizens that would enable the creation of new jobs and will attract investments. Furthermore, the government is to continue with fiscal consolidation measures in order to reduce the public debt that would possibly help upgrade the country to the investment grade ratings. The premier pledged major overhaul of the pension, healthcare and education systems, as well as completion of strategic infrastructure projects such as the floating LNG terminal on the Krk Island and the Peljesac Bridge construction. Plenkovic underlined that the implementation of every one of the measures would improve certain aspects of life of Croats while changing Croatia to a successful and modern state that is able to adapt to global developments.

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